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What Is Gum Recontouring, And When Might It Be Considered?

If you have an uneven gum line that needs a “lift” or are looking for effective treatments for a gummy smile, gum recontouring at Leah Zils, DDS, can be an excellent solution for many new and returning patients. This cosmetic procedure uses laser devices to remove gum tissue from the teeth to lengthen their appearance and provide more balance and harmony to the smile!

What Is Gum Tissue Laser Recontouring?

For patients with imperfect gumlines that are impacting the smile’s appearance, specifically those seeking treatment for gummy smiles, gum tissue laser recontouring is a wonderful and readily available solution at Leah Zils, DDS.  

Gum tissue laser recontouring, also referred to by our team as gum reshaping or “gum contouring,” is a minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedure involving lasers that remove excess gum tissue and reshape the gum line. This can help create a more balanced and symmetrical appearance to the gums, ultimately enhancing the smile’s overall aesthetic.

The procedure usually takes only a single appointment and involves little to no discomfort for the patient. The laser device used in gum recontouring is highly precise and allows for more accurate removal of gum tissue, resulting in a more natural-looking gumline.

What Can I Expect Following My Laser Gum Recontouring Appointment?

After the procedure, patients may experience some mild swelling or discomfort, but this can easily be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. It is important to avoid hard or crunchy foods for a few days following the procedure, as the gums may be more sensitive during this time. It is critical that patients maintain good oral hygiene habits and follow any specific aftercare instructions provided. In short, this treatment is often fast and requires minimal downtime and recovery for those seeking a solution to their gummy smile!

Call today to schedule an appointment at our The Woodlands, Texas, area dental office!

Call (281) 973-2276 to request a visit with Dr. Leah Zils to discuss your smile needs and determine if laser gum recontouring is the correct procedure for you! The office is in Suite A at 6769 Lake Woodlands Drive and is open to patients in the surrounding areas of Tomball, Spring, Conroe, and The Woodlands, TX.

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