Laser Gum Contouring

What is Gum Contouring?

Healthy, well-proportioned gums act as a frame for beautiful teeth. Gums hold your teeth in place and protect the root of the tooth from damage and bacteria. However, excess gum tissue can hide otherwise beautiful teeth, creating an overly “gummy” smile that can make some people self-conscious. The traditional method of correcting excess gum tissue is by using a scalpel which can be painful and require a long recovery time. With laser cosmetic gum surgery, we can create a more proportionate appearance to the teeth and gums by eliminating excess gum tissue that can make the teeth look small or uneven.

A Short Effective Procedure

Laser gum-contouring involves the use of a specialized precision medical laser to get rid of excess gum tissue covering the front of patient’s teeth. This Laser technology allows precise shaping and removal of gum tissue and ensures a faster recovery time than scalpel treatment. An additional benefit of the laser technology is reduced risk of infection. Laser gum contouring is a relatively simple procedure which only takes one office visit to complete. The procedure is so gentle that anesthetic is not always required. The recovery process is almost immediate with minimal post-op discomfort.

Safe and Unintrusive

Gum contouring is completely safe and does not cause any additional risks to your oral health. In fact,  eating habits, speech,  brushing, flossing, and ordinary dental care are not affected by the procedure. The process simply exposes more of the patient’s tooth for a more attractive smile. Almost all patients who receive this procedure are satisfied with teeth that appear bigger, brighter, and more aesthetically pleasing. Dr. Rajpal has specialized in laser gum contouring for years and takes each patients mouth into careful consideration. Additionally, Dr. Rajpal’s unique creative background and holistic approach to dentistry allow her to carefully craft the best smile for each patient.

Schedule a Consultation

If you feel like you have an overly “gummy” smile then laser gum contouring may the perfect dental procedure to give you a confident smile! Call Dr. Rajpal at (310) 273-1199 to schedule a consultation today.

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