A Quiz: Gum Disease And Gum Contouring

The sufferer of gum disease may assume accompanying gum damage is permanent. After all, once inflammation and infection leave their mark on your smile, envisioning a way to restore not only your oral health but also the beauty of your grin seems like a bit of an impossible fantasy. Fortunately, we can address gum disease with laser gum contouring. Is this something you are familiar with already? To find out how much you know (or don’t know) about addressing the esthetic problems caused by periodontal disease, test your knowledge. Of course, we also invite you to schedule a consultation with us for a personalized treatment plan to rejuvenate your smile.

Gum Disease and Contouring Quiz: True or False?

  1. True or False: As soon as your gums become inflamed as a result of early gum disease (called gingivitis) you will need gum contouring.
  2. True or False: A result of periodontal disease (an advanced stage beyond gingivitis) is gum recession, which means your gums have pulled away from your teeth.
  3. True or False: We can improve your gum health by treating your periodontal disease with laser gum contouring, so your smile looks and feels healthy again.

Quiz Answer Key

  1. False. When we catch gum disease in its infancy, we can often remove plaque and tartar buildup and restore your gum health before serious damage occurs. In this case, you will not require contouring.
  2. True. Tartar builds up beneath your gumline, resulting in inflammation and the detachment of your gum tissue from your teeth. This can become both unsightly and uncomfortable. Your teeth may look too large and you may experience tooth sensitivity.
  3. True. With the use of a gum contouring laser, we can clear the bacteria causing inflammation and infected tissue. This will also stimulate your gums to lie flat as tissue redevelops for improved comfort and attractiveness.