Gum Contouring

Gum Contouring in Henderson, NV

Many factors come together to create a perfect smile. Healthy pink gums form a stark contrast to the white teeth, framing the tooth’s natural beauty.

Sometimes one small area of gum can detract from an otherwise pleasant smile. The scalloped flow may be uneven, or a thick area may protrude unnaturally, causing a visual distraction.

Just as a piece of art benefits from reframing, gums can be contoured to complement the smile. Fortunately, laser technology often makes this procedure quick, painless, and dramatic. The results can be seen immediately, and after a few days of healing, your gums look perfectly natural. In some cases, more extensive contouring may be discussed. Dr. Irwan Goh evaluates many factors before deciding which approach will give you the most beautiful smile.

 

What is gum contouring?

Gum contouring is a procedure that permanently smoothes out an uneven gum line. This typically involves cutting away or removing excess gum tissue around your teeth. If you have gum recession, the procedure involves restoring gum tissue.

Who usually needs gum contouring?

Gum contouring is considered a cosmetic dentistry procedure. However, in some cases, it may be medically necessary. If you have periodontal disease, gum contouring may be a treatment option if other options have failed.

Is gum contouring painful? 

You will be given local anesthesia beforehand, so you should not feel any pain during the procedure. However,  you can expect to feel tenderness and discomfort afterward. The amount of discomfort will depend on how much of your tissue had to be reshaped or removed.