Gingival Esthetic Contouring (Gingivectomy)

Gingival Esthetic Contouring (Gingivectomy)

Gingival Esthetic Contouring (Gingivectomy)

Gum contouring and lifting refers to similar procedures. Smile irregularities caused by overgrown gums can be corrected by our skilled dental surgeons by reshaping the gingival line.

Contouring the Gums

The gums can be reshaped by a periodontist or a cosmetic dentist during an in-office procedure. Before performing the procedure, the dentist carefully plots out his next steps. The dentist decides how much gum will need to be removed and how the new gum line will look by marking the area. The target area of the procedure is numbed with local anesthesia. Gum tissue can be reshaped using a soft tissue laser, electrocautery, or a traditional scalpel to reveal more of the tooth during the procedure. The term “Surgical Gum Contouring” is used to describe the process by which gum tissue and possibly bone around a tooth are reshaped through surgical intervention. The time it takes to contour the gums is between 45 minutes and an hour.

How long it takes for gum contouring to be completely healed?

The average time needed to recover is between one week and ten days. This time frame could increase to up to 2 months if surgical gum contouring is done. Quicker recovery is possible with proper post-operative care and adherence to your surgeon’s instructions. Here are some broad guidelines to follow during the rehabilitation process:

Brushing and flossing carefully for a few weeks after gum surgery is necessary to prevent bleeding. Choose an alcohol-free mouthwash if you’re worried about further burning. Soft and cold foods like eggs, pasta, yogurt, cottage cheese, soft vegetables, and ice cream are recommended in the days following surgery, while spicy and crunchy foods should be avoided. If you rest and let your body recover, you’ll feel better much sooner.

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