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Gum Recontouring – Phoenix, AZ

Fixing Your Gummy Smile

Has anyone ever told you that your smile looks “gummy?” Do your teeth appear shorter due to an excess amount of gum tissue concealing them? Not to worry. At Carefree Smiles Dentistry, we offer soft tissue laser treatment to take care of your gummy smile in Phoenix. We can painlessly and precisely remove the extra tissue so that your pearly whites are the focus of your smile once again. If you’ve been told you have a gummy smile, contact us to schedule a consultation so we can solve your problem.

Why Choose Carefree Smiles Dentistry for Gum Reshaping?

  • Convenient Office Hours for Easy Follow-Up Appointments
  • Advanced Laser Dentistry for Soft Tissue Treatment
  • Comfortable and Accommodating Office Environment

How Does Gum Contouring Work?

woman hiding smile behind hand

Gum contouring, also known as gum lifting, is a cosmetic procedure that involves improving your natural gumline to create a more balanced smile. One of our dentists will first apply a local or topical anesthetic to the area so you won’t feel a thing. Next, we will apply a highly concentrated beam of light to trim up your gumline and sculpt it into a more desired shape. Compared to traditional gum recontouring procedures, which use a scalpel and sutures, recovery is much simpler and takes a fraction of the time. Your gums may be a little sensitive for a couple days afterwards, but you should be back to normal in no time. Only now you’ll have a new and improved smile!

Who Is a Good Candidate for Gum Recontouring?

person getting gum recontouring

If you have uneven gums that make you self-conscious about the way your grin looks, you could probably benefit from gum recontouring in Phoenix. We can give you a more balanced smile by evening out your gumline.

Additionally, if your gums cover up too much of your teeth, it can make your pearly whites appear too small or badly proportioned. We can use our soft tissue laser to easily remove excess gum tissue and uncover more of the teeth, so your smile looks more natural and beautiful.

What Are the Benefits of Gum Recontouring?

man with gummy smile

When compared to traditional methods of gum recontouring, soft tissue laser treatment comes with several advantages. For one, the accuracy and precision is greatly improved. The laser cauterizes as it cuts to drastically reduce the risk of bleeding, meaning a more comfortable procedure for you. In addition, that makes for a much quicker recovery time. It also sterilizes as it works to kill bacteria to prevent infection while your gum tissue is sensitive for the next couple of days. There is minimal pain or discomfort involved, so it’s truly the best way to fix your gummy smile.