Gingival contouring is a cosmetic periodontal procedure that is also known as gingival sculpting which helps to reshape the gumline. It is also effective to improve the appearance of the smile and oral health if you have periodontal disease.Read More
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Gingival contouring is a cosmetic periodontal procedure that is also known as gingival sculpting which helps to reshape the gumline. It is also effective to improve the appearance of the smile and oral health if you have periodontal disease.
Gingival contouring cost in Pakistan ranges between 20,000-30,000 PKR. The cost may depend on the dentist's clinic location and the severity of the gum condition.
The major diagnosis that may lead to gingival contouring include;
Gums that easily bleed
Aggressive tooth brushing
Plaque accumulated along the gingival margin
The procedure for gingival contouring includes the following steps:
Your dentist will thoroughly examine your excess tissue and develop a personalized treatment plan according to your unique oral health needs.
The dentist will numb your gums with local anesthesia to perform gingival contouring.
A small incision will be made where there is excess tissue.
Dentists can also use a laser to remove some tissue and speed up healing.
Once all excess tissue is removed, sutures may be used to make sure there is no bleeding or infection.
Antibiotics may be given to patients for protection against infection.
The most common risks and complications associated with gingival contouring include;
The risk of infection may develop
Changes in gum appearances
Bleeding which can lead to hematoma
You may expect the following after gingival contouring;
It is common to experience some sore, sensitive, or swollen gums.
You may feel pain but it can fade away within 10 days after the treatment.
You should eat some soft food and avoid eating spicy foods.
After your gum contouring, it's crucial to brush and floss as gently as you can for a couple of weeks.