Gum Contouring

Definition: a surgical procedure performed in order to reshape and contour gum tissue that is uneven and/or covers too much of the teeth surface. The condition is sometimes referred to as “gummy smile”, and needs contouring not only for cosmetic purposes, but also for health reasons, as it is a counter measurement for decay, tooth loss, gum infections and other periodontal diseases.
The procedure may also be used in cases of gum recession, a condition in which the gum tissue pulls back and exposes too much of the teeth surface or its roots.

How does it work?

First the doctor numbs the area, and then removes the excess gum tissue, contouring it to a uniform gum line. The removing process can be done by scalpel or using a laser blade. 
In more severe cases, the doctor first makes an incision on the gum line, flaps the margins over and then removes some bone from the front of the tooth’s root. The procedure is finished by removing the necessary amount of gum and suturing it.
In cases of gum recession, the doctor will use gum graft from the palate or other places from your mouth to cover the defect. 

What are the risks?

  • Bleeding 
  • Swelling of the gum
  • Infection
  • Allergic reaction to the anesthetic
  • Unsuccessful procedure
  • Recurrence of the problem

How to prepare for the procedure?

There is no special recommendation other than brushing your teeth.

How long does the procedure take?

Depending on the severity of the problem, the procedure may take an hour or more.

How to recover after the Gum Contouring procedure? 

  • You should maintain proper oral hygiene to prevent gum infection, but during the first couple of days after the procedure be gentle when brushing and flossing
  • You can softly rinse your mouth with warm salty water for a couple of days
  • A few days after the procedure you might feel some discomfort in your gums that can be managed with pain medication
  • Avoid solid and spicy food, hot or cold drinks, and anything with seeds during the healing period
  • Remember your regular visits to the dentist.

Are you considering Gum Contouring? Check out the Dental Treatment Packages available from clinics listed on our platform.

Our articles on Gingivectomy and Flap with Bone Graft might be informative for further understanding of gum-related procedures.

Providers that provide Gum Contouring Service

Providers Score Reviews Location
Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic
36 United Arab Emirates
Micris Dental Clinic
3 United Arab Emirates
ConfiDental Costa Rica
2 Costa Rica
2 Hungary
Smile Infinity
2 United Arab Emirates
Americas Dental Care
1 Costa Rica
Versailles Dental Clinic
1 United Arab Emirates
Ever Dental
1 Hungary
Premium Dental Turkey
4 Turkey
Bangkok International Dental Center (BIDC)
1 Thailand
Not Rated
0 Turkey
Not Rated
0 Turkey
Dental Center - Dr Rosa Basic
Not Rated
0 Serbia
Dental Net Turkey
Not Rated
0 Turkey
Dr Garg`s Multispecialty Dental Centre
Not Rated
0 India
Dr.Bao Dental Clinic
Not Rated
0 Vietnam
Elite Dental Group
Not Rated
0 Vietnam
Health and Beauty Turkey
Not Rated
0 Turkey
National Dental Centre Of Singapore (ndc)
Not Rated
0 Singapore
Not Rated
0 Colombia