How the Procedure Works
Before lasers, gum contouring was done using a scalpel, causing extreme bleeding, pain, and long recovery times. Now, laser gum contouring is a painless procedure that takes little time in the dentist’s chair. To start, the patient’s mouth is numbed with a local anesthetic. Once frozen, the laser will cut away any excess gum tissue, reshaping the gum line. Any exposed blood vessels will be concealed by the laser, which reduces bleeding and recovery time. If patients are then unsatisfied with the appearance of their newly exposed teeth, Dr. Sobhi can fit you with porcelain veneers or crowns after your gum contouring procedure.