Improving a “Gummy Smile” with Laser Gum Lifting

laser-gum-lift-and-whiteningDo you have a “gummy smile?” If so, you are not alone. Individuals across America are affected by excess gum tissue surrounding the teeth, making them feel self-conscious every time they open their mouths to smile. While there are surgical gum rejuvenation procedures that can correct this, Dr. Robert Rioseco now offers minimally-invasive, Laser Gum Lifting treatment to remove excess tissue and provide a better symmetry between the gums and teeth.

Laser Gum Lifting is not only less expensive than a surgical gum lift, it can be a much more comfortable procedure with a significantly reduced recovery period. Dr. Rioseco will numb the gums with a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort, and then gently use a high-powered laser to “trim” the excess gum tissue. He will carefully create a more balanced gum-to-tooth ratio, recontouring the gums and bringing out more of your teeth. Plus, with the use of laser technology, the treatment can be performed with incredible precision and the risk of excess bleeding or infection is diminished. Laser Gum Lifting usually takes only about an hour or less to complete, and most patients are able to eat and drink normally within a day.

This innovative, virtually painless procedure is part of the extensive gum care and periodontal treatment options available at our practice. Laser techniques can also be used to treat over-pigmentation in the gums, giving your smile a more uniform color!

If you would like more information on Laser Gum Lifting, or if you would like to schedule a consultation here at The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, please contact Dr. Rioseco today.