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West End Dental Inc Reopening
West End Dental is excited to begin seeing patients safely. These are unprecedented times, and we want to reassure you that we have taken every precaution to ensure your safety and wellbeing during your visit.

•  Taking temperatures and pulse oximetry measurements of every patient and caregiver before they enter our clinic.
•  Screening each person entering the building for any symptoms and redirecting them if symptoms are present.
•  Modifying our waiting rooms and how we deliver care to honor social distancing.
•  All caregivers will be masked as well as patients anytime they are not receiving treatment.
•  Increased cleaning procedures, frequency, and improved products for cleaning
•  We also request that patients please arrive as close to their appointment time as they can and that they please not bring additional persons to their appointment if possible.

We ask that you understand that our provider's time is more crucial than ever and request that you be prompt to your appointment, arriving no sooner or later than your appointment time. Understand that if you cancel your appointment less than 48 hours in advance or are more than 15 minutes late to your visit, we may charge your account a $50.00 non-refundable fee.

Thank you for choosing West End Dental. We are committed to safe, compassionate care, especially as we continue to deal with impacts of COVID-19. If you have any concerns before, during, or after you visit, please do not hesitate to make us aware of them. We are all in this together and are committed to creating a safe, compassionate and healing environment.

Aesthetic Gum Lift

Before and after an aesthetic gum liftWhat makes the perfect smile? The condition of your teeth is incredibly important. Straight, white, blemish-free teeth can help to greatly enhance the quality of your smile. However, perfect teeth are only part of the equation. No matter how perfect they are, excess gum tissue can obscure their beauty, affecting both your smile and your confidence. West End Dental can remove excess gum tissue to provide you with the beautiful smile you have always wanted with an aesthetic gum lift.

Aesthetic Gum Lift

Excess gum tissue can significantly impact the quality of your smile, no matter how perfect your teeth are. The tissue causes your teeth to appear smaller than normal, almost like baby teeth. An aesthetic gum lift is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to eliminate the excess tissue, restoring a natural, more aesthetically pleasing gum line, which helps to enhance the beauty of your smile while boosting your confidence.

How is an Aesthetic Gum Lift Done?

Traditionally, an aesthetic gum lift has been done using a metal scalpel. While this is an effective tool, it does have its drawbacks. For one, it can cause significant bleeding during your procedure. It also causes tissue trauma, which can lead to pain and swelling during the recovery period.

Today, an aesthetic gum lift is performed using a laser. A laser is a tool that uses a concentrated beam of light approximately the thickness of a human hair. The laser cauterizes tissues as it cuts, limiting the amount of bleeding you experience. It also provides pinpoint accuracy. This allows us to target only the necessary tissue while reducing tissue trauma. As a result, the amount of pain and swelling you experience after treatment is greatly reduced, shortening your recovery period.

What are the Benefits of an Aesthetic Gum Lift?

An aesthetic gum lift provides numerous benefits. Benefits include:
•  Minimally invasive treatment. The laser only removes necessary tissue. It cauterizes as it cuts, reducing bleeding. Tissue trauma is minimized, reducing pain and swelling.
•  Immediately visible results.
•  Providing you with a natural gum line and enhancing the beauty of your smile.
•  Boosted confidence.

Other Reasons for a Gum Lift

While a gum lift is generally performed for cosmetic reasons, it can also be used for functional purposes as well. Common functional reasons for a gum lift include:
•  Crown placement. Excess tissue can prevent a crown from completely covering a damaged tooth. Removing excess gum tissue allows a crown to be properly placed on the affected tooth, ensuring an effective restoration.
•  Cavity treatment. A cavity at the gum line can be difficult to treat. By removing excess gum tissue, we can completely remove all decay from the cavity and fill it, ensuring that the health of your tooth is fully restored.
•  Improving periodontal health. With excess gum tissue, your gums provide a more effective hiding place for oral bacteria. If your gums are not completely cleaned, your risk for periodontal disease increases. By removing the excess tissue, your gums are easier to clean, and bacteria has nowhere to hide. As a result, your periodontal health is improved.

An aesthetic gum lift can help to greatly improve the quality of your smile as well as your oral health. Call West End Dental today at (503) 446-2957 to learn more and find out if an aesthetic gum lift is right for you.
We believe in educating patients about their treatment options and listening to their questions and concerns.
We focus on prevention so that you keep your smile healthy. We provide excellent comfortable care for all procedures.
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