Gum recontouring can bring out the beauty in your smile that you didn’t even know was there. A flawed gum line, or gummy smile, can give the impression of dental flaws, even with perfect teeth. Dr. LeSueur and Dr. Dodaro can recontour your gums, revealing the natural beauty of your teeth and smile. Our soft tissue laser is a subtle but powerful tool that is used for gum recontouring procedure that is quick, easy, and virtually no downtime.
What is gum recontouring?
Gum recontouring, sometimes called a gum lift, is the reshaping of your gum line. A gummy smile is created when gum tissue extends too far along the surface of your teeth. Excess tissue is removed using a safe, soft tissue laser. The results are instantly visible and will make a great change to your smile.
What can gum recontouring Correct?
You may be mistaking gum problems for problems with your teeth. Gum recontouring can bring out the natural beauty of your smile in many ways, correcting the appearance of:
- Excessive gum tissue
- Teeth which look too short
- Uneven gum line or teeth which appear uneven
- Red or puffy gums
- An unhealthy-looking smile
Is gum recontouring Painful?
Our dentists at Drs. Of Smiles use a soft tissue laser for gum recontouring. This is very different from gum recontouring surgery with a scalpel. Old methods cut away gum tissue, leaving an open wound that was painful, slow to heal, involved significant swelling, and carried a high risk of infection.
The soft tissue laser is much more precise and seals the incision as it goes. Benefits include:
- Reduced discomfort
- Reduced healing time
- Far less swelling
- Greatly lowered risk of infection
- More accurate results
What our patients have to say
Very kind and reassuring. Everything was explained and executed as described. They went above and beyond normal processes to accommodate my needs. Very pleasant experience.- Peggy
Can Laser Gum Recontouring damage my teeth?
The soft tissue laser operates on a frequency that only targets your gums – not your teeth! It’s safe to say that your smile will be completely safe.
Recovery After Gum Recontouring
Since we use soft tissue lasers and not a scalpel, there is no bleeding; The laser seals the gums as it works. This also helps prevent infection and tissue irritation. Any pain and swelling should subside in a few days after your procedure.
Schedule your consultation today
Gum recontouring can be performed as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with other procedures, such as tooth whitening, to bring out the natural beauty of your smile. If you are interested in gum recontouring, contact us online today or call us at 480.834.6991 to schedule a consultation.