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Gum Reduction For Your Periodontal Disease Treatment

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You may sometimes get too conscious of your gummy smile, and you’d often wish to have them reshaped. However, you may also wish for a receding gums treatment if you’re suffering from an infection or inflammation. In these cases, your dentist may recommend you to undergo a procedure called gum reduction.

What is gum reduction?

Excess gum tissue causes you to have a gummy smile, and your dentist carries out gum reduction to reshape your gumline. They remove or cut away the excess gum tissue that surrounds your teeth. 

This is the opposite procedure often done for gum recession treatment. Through gum resculpting, you can improve your smile because your gums and teeth affect the way it looks. It’s not all the time that you can opt for this procedure as a cosmetic treatment.

Do you need to resculpt your gums?

Only your dentist can provide you expert advice, whether you need to undergo reshaping for your gum recession.

Cosmetic surgery vs medical need

In some cases, a gum reduction procedure isn’t medically necessary. Patients often opt to contour their receding gums for cosmetic purposes. Nonetheless, your dentist can still recommend you to undergo this treatment for problems like periodontal disease.

If you are suffering from a periodontal or gum disease, ask your Guelph dentist if you may consider a gum infection treatment. 

Part of a surgical treatment

Your dentist will look for means to treat your gum infection without surgery. You can expect to take antibiotics to fight off the bacteria that can spread the gum disease infection. Another alternative treatment is by having dental cleanings for your gum restoration.

If any of the above treatments don’t produce desirable results, your dentist can recommend another periodontal treatment. One example to save your tooth is doing a pocket reduction surgery on your gums and their surrounding bone. During this surgery, gum contouring may be necessary. 

How your dentist contours your gums

Your dentist performs the contouring surgery by using tools like scalpels. They also use radiosurgery and laser technology to ensure that they use the best technique for your need.

Before your gum disease treatment, your dentist informs you on what to expect during the procedure. To mark the new line for your gums, your dentist draws a line using a pen. It allows them to see the amount of gum they need to remove to fix receding gums.

Afterwards, your dentist applies a local anesthetic to numb the area. You may also expect your dentist to remove the bone in front of your tooth root in some cases. Doing so allows you to get the best results in the long run as a gum disease cure.


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Dear Friends and Patients -
Chancellors Way Dental is Moving

We are excited to announce that Chancellors Way Dental will be relocating as of September 6th, 2021 (after Labour Day long weekend). We will be merging with our nearby practice of Campus Dentist, located at the University of Guelph in the Student Center on the first level. 

Our new address: Dentist on Campus, University Centre Level 1, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Rd E, Guelph, On N1G 2W1.

You, our valued patients, can be assured that we will continue to practice the same high standard of dentistry with the continuity and expertise of our caring, well-trained, and compassionate staff as you have become accustomed. Our office will continue to provide the best care possible and accept the same insurance plans. We realize that change can be difficult but we hope to make the transition as smooth as possible for you. Our staff will be there to help and we have included all the details regarding our new location, including address, phone number and office hours. It has been a pleasure working with you and we look forward to seeing you at our new location. 

Visits can be requested online,  you can get in touch with us at: or call us at (519) 836-5801. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

Stay healthy, be safe, and don’t forget to brush and floss! We are always accepting new patients and we are so excited that you chose us!


Campus Dentist Team