Your gums really are an invaluable part of your body – holding your teeth and roots in place, protecting your body from pathogens, and framing your smile with just the right touch of contrast. Sadly, most people ignore them and take them for granted until something goes wrong. Then suddenly, those innocuous tooth-holders become all you can think about! If:
- Your gums are so swollen or overgrown they are all you notice when you look in the mirror
- Your teeth look small and lacking in brightness
- You need a restoration or cosmetic procedure and there is gum tissue in the way of proper placement
…you may be suffering from a condition known as gingival hyperplasia or gum overgrowth. Your Galesburg dentist can help. Dr. Krech offers both gum recontouring and crown lengthening to remove excess gum tissue, sculpt away any tissue that may be preventing placement of restorations, and bring your pearly whites to the forefront. And because we offer laser dentistry, your gum recontouring or crown lengthening can be completed quickly and painlessly. No bleeding. No stitches. And, sometimes, no novocaine required!