Gum contouring or gingival sculpting, also known as gingival contouring, is typically a cosmetic procedure that patients undertake in order to correct the appearance of their gumline. At our Port Coquitlam dental office, It is most common in patients who have a “gummy” smile, an asymmetrical smile, or in those who have a receding gum line due to periodontal disease.
This is a minor procedure that takes place in-office and lasts approximately one hour. Prior to the procedure, you will have a consultation with your Port Coquitlam dentist that outlines where the sculpting will take place along the gumline.
This procedure is completed with dental laser technology that makes the risk of complication very low, as well as your recovery time. A local anesthetic will be applied to your gumline and teeth before the gum line is lasered. Recovery typically takes a couple of days; you might experience slight swelling and tenderness which can be managed with an over-the-counter pain reliever.
For more information about the gum contouring treatments offered or to arrange your appointment at our Port Coquitlam dental practice, please call (604) 942-1006 or contact us online!