What is cosmetic gum surgery?

Also known as gum contouring, cosmetic gum surgery is offered by Dr. Saigh to improve the appearance and function of your gums and soft tissues. Sometimes, the gums are too low over the teeth, causing what is often referred to as a “gummy” smile and making the teeth look abnormally short. The gum line can also recede, causing teeth to look too long and pointed. Cosmetic gum surgery is used to reshape the gum tissue to help you achieve a more attractive smile.

Does cosmetic gum surgery hurt?

While cosmetic gum surgery is a surgical treatment that requires us to make small incisions in the gums, our dental team is committed to helping you feel as comfortable as possible. We use local anesthesia to numb the area completely, and we provide detailed instructions on how to take care of your gums at home during the healing process. We are also available to call if you need us. Our goal is to utilize cosmetic gum surgery in Iron River, Michigan, for a safe, effective way to improve your smile.

To learn more, and to schedule your appointment with our accomplished dentist at Saigh Family Dental, please contact us today at 906-265-0050. We are happy to help you!