Gum Laser Recontouring

Gingival (Gum) Laser Recontouring

Gingival (gum) laser recontouring is a simple procedure we perform at Johnson Orthodontics to help us create beautiful smiles. If necessary, we can remove or reshape the soft tissues around your teeth with a minimally invasive laser procedure that results in natural-looking, symmetrical gums for a nicer overall smile.

Gingival (Gum) Laser Recontouring Before After

Why laser gum recontouring?

Gum recontouring is a procedure that is performed for a number of reasons:

  • Excessive gums that cover teeth – If you have a lot of gums that are covering your teeth or smile, gum recontouring is a cosmetic solution that helps reduce the size of your gums. By reducing the size of your gums, you can also make your teeth more visible and appear more even in size and shape.

  • Uneven gum contours – Gum recontouring is also a cosmetic solution for fixing asymmetrical gum contours by making them more even and symmetrical. This type of attention-to-detail separates a good smile from a amazing smile!

  • Uncovering a tooth – Some teeth need a little extra help to come into their position correctly, and a lot of times a simple laser procedure can help us to access the teeth and speed up treatment.

Benefits of Gum Recontouring

  • Achieve a beautiful, healthier smile – Gum recontouring will enhance the appearance of your smile by creating the correct symmetry of the tissues.

  • Minimum discomfort – Gum recontouring is a safe and quick procedure that offers little to no discomfort for patients.

  • Short recovery times – The recovery time following a gum recontouring procedure is minimal; patients are able to continue normal activities immediately after treatment. On average, it only takes about a few days for the gums to fully heal after the procedure. This is because the laser used in the procedure seals and sterilizes the area receiving treatment, significantly reducing your chances of infection and inflammation, and allowing your gums to heal much faster.