A gum lift or gingivectomy is a procedure that can be done by a dentist to reshape the gums to provide a more pleasing smile. Gums are reshaped for numerous reasons: some people have gums that have not receded after the permanent tooth erupts, while others have lips that allow a lot of gum to show when a person smiles. In some cases, gums can recede over time and expose more of the tooth surface than is desired.
How does laser gum lifting work?
At our office, we are equipped with a diode soft tissue laser called Odyssey, which uses concentrated light to safely and precisely remove excess gum tissue. This laser will actually sterilize and seal blood vessels to promote a fast recovery following the treatment.
A laser gum lift can be done quickly and easily at our Calgary clinic, and has a fast recovery period.