The Laser Gum Recontouring Procedure
Also referred to as gum lifting or gum sculpting, laser gum recontouring is a wonderfully effective treatment, as recontoured gums can be a remarkably subtle yet significant compliment to your smile. With gum recontouring, a lost or "gummy" grin will be no more! Consequently, Dr. Heringer believes this laser dentistry treatment is the underestimated key to cosmetic dentistry.
Our gum recontouring procedure employs the use of the Waterlase® laser. Dr. Heringer will begin by gently removing any excess gum tissue. Once the treatment area has been prepared, he will proceed to sculpt your gum line, paying close attention to your aesthetic goals. The Waterlase® laser uses high pressure water spray and gently ablates away excess tissue, resulting in less bleeding and a greatly reduced risk of infection. The entire gum recontouring procedure can often be done without numbing and in a single visit to our Bismarck facility.
During advanced procedures, a local anesthetic may be used to numb the mouth for your maximum ease and comfort. Whereas former gum lifts involved the painful use of a scalpel to scrape and cut tissue, laser gum recontouring has a quicker healing time and far less side effects.
Following the appointment, gums may be tender and slightly swollen for a few days. Discomfort should be minimal, and the recovery process will not interfere with routine functions of the mouth, such as talking, chewing, or sipping.
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Dr. Heringer performs gum recontouring for patients in Bismarck, North Dakota, and the entire Great Plains, including South Dakota, Montana, and Canada. If you would like to improve your smile, please contact our friendly, caring team and schedule a consultation today.