A gum recontouring procedure is a quick, painless way to correct the aesthetic issues caused by a gummy smile and restore beauty to your mouth. Gum contouring has come a long way in the past several years. Using the latest in dental technology, our Kenmore cosmetic dentists are now able to reshape your gums into their most appealing and attractive state in less than an hour.
Your Aesthetic Gum Lift Procedure
Using a specialized diode laser, our Cooley Smiles dentists can gently remove excess gum tissue, exposing more of your tooth to make your smile more appealing. Using a laser to reshape your gum line allows us to create an even, balanced smile. In addition, the incisions made by the laser heal instantly, resulting in little to no healing time.
There are very few complications associated with this procedure, but you may experience some minor swelling or discomfort. This discomfort is temporary and can be handled with the use of over the counter pain medications.
Our Cooley Smiles dentists may recommend a gum recontouring procedure (gum lift) alone or in conjunction with other cosmetic dental procedures to provide you with a complete smile makeover.
We work closely with all of our patients, taking time to listen to your concerns and needs prior to suggesting a personalized cosmetic dental plan. We know how important a beautiful smile is. By reducing the appearance of excessive gum tissue, we can help you find the smile you have always dreamed of.
If you would like to get rid of excess gum tissue and receive gum reshaping please contact our Cooley Smiles cosmetic dentists today to schedule your initial aesthetic gum lift consultation. Cooley Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry serves patients in the Kenmore, Seattle, and Bellevue, Washington areas.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is gum lift a painful procedure?
Most patients experience minimal discomfort during a gum lift procedure. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area, making the process relatively pain-free. Post-procedure, there may be some mild soreness or swelling, but it is typically manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers and resolves quickly.
How many appointments are required for the gum lift procedure?
The number of appointments for a gum lift can vary depending on the complexity of the case. Generally, the procedure can be completed in one or two visits but ultimately depends on the patient's individual needs.