Cosmetic Gum Lifts (Gingivectomies)
When you smile, do your teeth look “gummy” or uneven? In these cases, cosmetic gum lifts (also known as “gingivectomies”) may be able to improve the overall appearance of smiles. Dr. Merrill A. Grant and his Satellite Beach, FL dental team use advanced soft tissue laser dentistry to remove excess or uneven gum tissue. During an initial consultation, we examine teeth and gums and help patients determine how much gum tissue needs to be removed. Once the treatment plan is in place, patients return to our office. We provide local anesthesia and sedation dentistry to ensure patients are completely comfortable throughout treatment. Then, we mark the gum tissue to be removed and use the soft tissue laser to precisely remove the excess gum tissue. Laser gum lifts heal more quickly than traditional gum surgeries and typically do not require stitches. After a short healing period, patients can share beautiful smiles for years.