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How to Manage the Discomfort of Gum Reshaping?

Posted on 6/22/2020 by Dr. J. Derek Tieken
How to Manage the Discomfort of Gum Reshaping?You may have been told that your gums are too large, and they are covering too much of your teeth. You might also have been told that your gums are too small, and that they may have receded due to gum disease. Gum reshaping can help the cosmetic appearance of your teeth. A lot of people are worried about the discomfort related to gum reshaping. We have some tips for you on managing the pain from gum reshaping.

Tips for Managing the Discomfort after Gum Reshaping

We can use a combination of tools to reshape your gums. In general, lasers lead to a faster recovery and less pain. However, we can't always use lasers for gum reshaping, as every case is different.

First, we will take care of your pain and discomfort during surgery. We can apply anesthetic to your gums to numb your gumline before the procedure. Depending on your situation, we may need to use a variety of anesthesia and pain relief or anxiety techniques to help with the procedure.

After your procedure is complete, you need to rest for the remainder of the day. You can ease your gum pain by taking pain medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Try eating soft, cool foods for a few days. Don't eat anything with seeds, and don't eat spicy foods. Be very careful brushing your teeth after surgery. We will let you know what kind of toothbrush and toothpaste to use. You might also want to rinse with salt water to promote healing. Depending on your situation, we might prescribe you antibiotics to prevent infection as well.

If you think you might benefit from gum reshaping, why not give us a call? We would love to talk to you about treatments for your gums, or your gum disease. Contact us today for more information.
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