The look of your smile is something that may not ever cross your mind until you notice a picture of yourself or take a close look in the mirror one day. At the point you may be surprised by what you see. While you might be hoping to see your pearly white teeth smiling back at you, what you notice more is that your gums seem to hide parts of your teeth, making your smile look a bit awkward. Now that you are aware of it you want to find out why this is the case and what you can do about it. There are things you can do that can help you with this condition and you may want to look into options available to you for gum reduction.
Past Treatment Methods
For most people in the past the only real option available to them to help them with this issue was to undergo orthognactic surgery. In this type of surgery the gum tissue was cut back and removed. While the surgery could be effective for most people, the main problem was in the recovery. The recovery time from the surgery could be quite painful for you, leaving you with a swollen face and mouth and feeling very uncomfortable. The surgery could only be performed by a cosmetic dentist familiar with the techniques and it might be something that you would consider but be afraid of in the end.
A Better Alternative
Today, thanks to advances made in cosmetic dentistry, tools and techniques, there is a better option for your gun reduction available. There is a procedure that can be done that allows for your upper lip to be repositioned and lowered and requires only minor cosmetic surgery. The procedure makes use of lasers so it is more exact, virtually non-invasive and allows you to be much more comfortable after the surgery and does not have the pain and complications often associated with other methods. The final result is a much better smile for you.
Using an Expert
For the best gum reduction you can get you want to make sure you call the office of Dr. Alex Farnoosh at 310-657-0503. Dr. Farnoosh is one of the periodontists in the country today that can perform this innovative procedure and is considered one of the pioneers in this type of work, so you will be sure to be in the best hands to help you get the best smile.