Cosmetic Gum Surgery Sculpts Your Smile

By Dental Arts of Englewood
April 16, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures

Cosmetic Gum SurgeryDon’t let aesthetic gum issues keep you from the smile you deserve.

When you think about having an ideal smile, for many their thoughts turn to brighter, straighter teeth; however, others may have issues with their gums that make their smiles less than aesthetically pleasing. If you are dealing with a smile that looks a little gummy or you are noticing that your gums are being to recede, then you may be looking for a cosmetic dentist in Englewood, NJ who could give you a more appealing smile. Find out about cosmetic gum surgery and what it can do for your gums.

What Cosmetic Gum Surgery Repairs


There are several things that gum surgery can improve when it comes to the look of your gums. If you suffer from excess tissue, which creates a gummy-looking smile, or receding or uneven gums you could benefit from this procedure.


What to Expect from Cosmetic Gum Surgery


Cosmetic gum surgery is conveniently performed at our Englewood, NJ office under local anesthesia. If laser gum surgery is being performed you may only need a topical anesthesia before your procedure to reduce discomfort.


Those with uneven gum lines may require a surgical scalpel to contour the gums for a more even appearance. However, laser gum surgery offers a variety of advantages of traditional surgery because it offers less bleeding and other post-procedural side effects, less recovery time and it’s less invasive.


If you require gum grafting as well, particularly for those with excessively receding gums, you may require stitches at the site where the tissue was removed; however, these stitches will usually dissolve on their own as you heal. The healing process for gum grafting may take several weeks. In the meantime, you can ease your recovery symptoms by eating a softer diet, taking OTC anti-inflammatories and pain medications, and icing.


If you want to find out more about our cosmetic gum surgery then schedule an appointment with your Englewood, NJ cosmetic dentist, Dr. Mark H. Docktor with Dental Arts of Englewood.