How Laser Gum Surgery Can Help With a Gummy Smile

When you smile, do you feel like too much gum is showing? Do you feel like your upper teeth look too short because of the amount of gum that shows? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you might have what is known as a ‘gummy smile.’ 

You might have thought you were resigned to your smile as is, but with laser gum surgery at our LN Dental Chester Hill, we might be able to improve the look of your smile. Laser gum surgery provides a more comfortable patient experience as well as faster healing times.

What Causes a Gummy Smile?

Gummy smileThere are a number of reasons some people have a gummy smile:

  • Excessive gum tissue makes the upper teeth appear too short.
  • The jawbone hasn’t developed properly.
  • The muscles that move the upper lip pull it up more than normal.

Treating a Gummy Smile With Dental Lasers

Treating a Gummy Smile With Dental LasersFor the effective treatment of a gummy smile, we often recommend dental laser treatment. With laser treatment, we can remove the excess gum tissue and reshape the underlying bone. 

During treatment, the laser is pointed toward the excess gum tissue, removing it without vibration or heat. This means a more comfortable procedure for patients. It also contributes to a faster recovery time because the heat of the laser seals the blood vessels automatically. Patients recovering from treatment report experience minimal swelling and bleeding.

Risks are minimal with this type of treatment because it cuts down on bleeding and swelling. 

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Learn More About Gummy Smile Treatment With Dental Lasers

You don’t have to live with your gummy smile when there is beneficial laser treatment available. We can remove excess gum tissue and provide you with a more aesthetic gumline. You can learn more by contacting our LN Dental Chester Hill to arrange a booking.

To book an appointment, reach out to the team at LN Dental today! You can get in touch by calling (02) 9644 1499 or filling out a contact form. We’re open from 9 am to 5 pm all seven days of the week, so we’re here if you have a pressing need that needs to be seen.


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