Gum Contouring

Laser Gum Contouring Can Rejuvenate Your Smile with Little Discomfort

A “gummy smile” is caused by excessive gum tissue that covers the top part of your teeth. Accordingly, your teeth can appear worn or stunted even though they may be structurally sound. To correct the appearance of excessive gum tissue, Dr. Greg R. Diamond and Dr. Mark Schlesinger will use a high precision laser to remove excessive gum tissue. In this way, your dentist can achieve remarkably accurate results and, at the same time, ensure a quick and easy recovery. The Diamond Schlesinger Group is the only specialty practice in the area to use the advanced WaterLase® laser. Therefore, when you undergo gum contouring at our Manhattan, NYC, office, you can be assured of truly superior care. Not only will your gum lift be safe with minimal discomfort, it will also provide beautiful cosmetic results, giving you a bigger and more youthful grin.

Is a Gum Lift Right for You?

If you suffer from an overabundance of gum tissue or if you have a ragged gum line, you may be a candidate for a gum lift. Uneven tissues can make your otherwise healthy smile look crooked and misaligned. Gum contouring can create a straighter framework for your smile.

Good periodontal health is necessary before you can undergo gum contouring. If you are suffering from gum disease, Dr. Diamond or Dr. Schlesinger will need to treat this condition first. As expert periodontists, they offer a variety of procedures that can restore and protect your oral health.

The Gum Lift Procedure

Before beginning your treatment, your dentist will perform an examination. Analyzing your needs and the shape of your gums, he will determine how much tissue he must remove to achieve the best possible results. Your dentist may draw a line on your gums that will serve as a surgical guide, allowing him to show you your expected treatment outcome.

Through the use of the WaterLase laser, gum contouring is easier and more effective than ever before.

Just before your procedure, Dr. Diamond or Dr. Schlesinger will numb your gums, resulting in a virtually painless procedure. He will then use a WaterLase laser to re-contour your gum line. The tool will evaporate tissue quickly and accurately. In most cases, you will not require any stitches.

The Benefits of Laser Technology

Through the use of the WaterLase laser, gum contouring is easier and more effective than ever before. By sealing your tissues and blood vessels, the laser will prevent bleeding and lingering sensitivity. In fact, after a laser gum lift, any minor discomfort usually goes away in just a few days. Additionally, the WaterLase laser emits air and water during treatment, keeping your gums cool and moisturized while the laser energy eradicates unwanted tissues. Laser gum contouring is also virtually risk-free. The laser will kill any nearby bacteria, and the sterile tool will never come in direct contact with your gums, eliminating any chance of cross contamination. Finally, lasers are more precise than even the most meticulous manual techniques. Using the WaterLase laser, your dentist can achieve highly personalized results, removing incredibly small amounts of tissue. When your treatment is complete, you could enjoy a bigger, more alluring, and healthier-looking smile.

Rejuvenate Your Smile

To learn more about gum lifts and the benefits of laser gum contouring, call our office at (212) 213-9333 or contact the Diamond Schlesinger Group online to find out if this treatment is right for you. One of our esteemed doctors can help determine if this procedure would benefit you.