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What You Should Know about Gum Lift Surgery?

Getting too conscious about your gummy smile?

Sometimes, even the brightest and whitest set of teeth can lose its sparkle to overexposed or uneven gums.

If this is getting in the way of your beautiful smile, you may want to give a gum lift a try!

Unlike traditional gum lift procedures, today’s gum contouring use a more high-tech laser therapy technology.

That means no scalpels or sutures; so the procedure is quicker and less painful – and is much quicker to recover from.

Laser Gum Lift FAQs

What is a Gum Contouring?

Gum contouring or gingivectomy in medical terms is the procedure that shapes the gums and reduces exposure.

It used to be painful and very invasive that required the use of a scalpel to ‘define’ the exposed gums.

In some cases, maxillofacial dentists and orthodontists had to move the entire upper jaw to reduce the exposure of the gums on the upper front portion.

Laser therapy, which we use at Irresistible Smiles, does all the work non-invasively.

It flattens and shapes the surface of the exposed gum to reveal more of the teeth and create a more proportionate and attractive look. The procedure is not only quicker; the results are also more accurate.

How Does It Work?

Unlike a traditional gum lift, the laser therapy gum contouring procedure can be completed within just one visit.

Your dentist will administer local anesthesia beforehand to minimize the discomfort – although with laser therapy, there is hardly any pain or discomfort.

What Are The Risks? 

When you get the procedure done by an expert orthodontist, the risks are very small.

These risks could be anywhere from allergies to the anesthesia to swelling and bleeding during recovery.

Should you experience any swelling or bleeding? Inform your dentist immediately to avoid any infections and complications.

What Kind of Post-Procedure Care Does a Gum Lift Require?

Any discomfort that comes from the procedure is minimal so it should not get in the way of your daily activities like speaking, eating, or drinking.

However, cosmetic dentists still advise on replacing solid foods with liquids for the first two or three days following a gum lift.

It is equally important to have good oral hygiene in order to avoid infections where the procedure was performed.

Who Can Get Gum Lift Treatments?

People who have problems with their gums showing too much or protruding when they are smiling can benefit from gum contouring.

This special procedure is designed to ‘correct’ gums that fall way below the lip line.

There are many causes for what dentists call a ‘gummy’ smile, the most common of which includes abnormal eruption of the teeth, thin lips, upper lip muscles that lift or curl too thinly, as well as your natural jawbone placement.

It causes the teeth to look small and non-proportional compared to the rest of your mouth. People who have uneven gums are also good candidates for this cosmetic dental procedure.

Highlight your pearly whites with beautiful and healthy gums! Interested in laser gum contouring?

Contact us today to schedule a consultation for Gum Lift Surgery or Treatment!