Gum contouring is typically performed as a cosmetic procedure to improve your smile.
However, it can also be recommended as a restorative dental procedure to reduce the effects of chronic periodontal disease and generally improve gum health.
There are several reasons why patients might require the generation of healthy new gum tissue.
Sometimes, gum grafting is needed to address the recession of the gums. In other instances, this procedure can be a remedy for gum sensitivity and a way to help patients prepare for orthodontic treatment.
Gum tissue serves the purpose of providing protection and support for the tooth as well as the roots.
Depending on the stage of gum recession and gum disease, it may cause small pockets that develop between the teeth and gums.
This increases risk of infection due to the possibility of bacteria and food particles accumulating in these pockets.