A "gummy" smile can make teeth look short and unattractive. With the ease and comfort of an ordinary blade or a laser, gums can be reshaped to reveal a more appealing smile. With the new technology, not only can it quickly sculpt excessive and uneven gums, it also immediately seals the tissue, helping the patient to heal faster and more comfortably. This procedure can be completed in a single office visit.
If you have a "gummy" smile that makes your teeth look short and unattractive, or if you reveal too much of your gum tissue when you smile, you are a viable candidate for gum recontouring.
Gum recontouring is a safe and comfortable procedure. The dentist will first numb the gums with anesthetic. Then, with a laser light (or ordinary blade), the dentist will gently re-shape the gum line, sculpting excessive and uneven gum tissue. Our gum dentist will use either a blade or a diode laser to sculpt your gum tissue. Like any laser, this intense beam of light cuts the tissue quickly, in which, at the right setting, will not affect the tooth structure surrounding and underneath the gums.
Following a gum recontouring treatment, the gums may be tender and swollen for up to one week. To reduce the symptoms, patients may take Ibuprofen and rinse with salt water.
Complications are rare; and at most, a patient may only experience minor tenderness.