For as long as I can remember, I have been unhappy with my smile. I feel like my gums are very visible and are much wider than most people. My dentist refers to this as a gummy smile.
As I was discussing my dissatisfaction for my gums with my dentist, he told me about a procedure I had never heard about. Laser gum surgery can help push some of your gums down, helping the gums to look more normal and less noticeable.
I immediately began researching the procedure. But I quickly found there was a lot of information from dentist performing the procedure, but not much info from people who have actually had the procedure. I started this website because I wanted people to learn about the procedure from someone who has actually had it done.
When you visit the dentist to have your teeth cleaned, it's conventional for the dental hygienist to perform this task without freezing your mouth. Generally, freezing only occurs with dental procedures that are more involved, such as filling a cavity. That doesn't mean that you can't ask about freezing before your teeth are cleaned, however. There are several different situations in which you may feel that freezing may be helpful, so don't hesitate to raise this issue with your dental hygienist to see what he or she thinks. [Read More]