You may ask yourself what a gum lift is and if you should get one. A gum lift is a cosmetic procedure just like a rhinoplasty. It involves reshaping your gums to give you a beautiful smile. Here are the things that you need to know before you go in and ask for this procedure.
What is it for?
It is a cosmetic dental surgery that people get because either their gums are covering too much of their teeth or of gum recession and necessary procedures.
Should you get it?
If you have gums that are covering your teeth you may want a gum lift that way your teeth don’t look small, or if you’re just not happy with how your teeth look or smile looks. In this situation, it would only be a cosmetic change and doesn’t add any health benefits.
However with gum recession that is a whole different case. The main things that you have to know about gum recession are that it can lead to dental problems like, tooth decay and tooth loss. Gum recession can also be periodontal disease, this means that there is deterioration of the gums and bones. If you do have gum recession it is a very good idea to look into a gum lift. There are other situations in which you may need this dental procedure. This may be necessary if you need a crown lengthening, pocket reduction, or for regenerative procedures.
Where can you get this procedure?
Many general dentists will do gum lifts and does not usually require a specialist to do the procedure. However some general dentist doesn’t know how to do the procedure, in this case, they would refer you to a periodontist which is a gum specialist.
Here are all of the things that you should know before going to your local dentist and getting a gum lift.