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Laser Gum Recontouring

Having the best smile is not just about having straight and white teeth, it is also about having healthy and in proportion gums. In some cases when you smile you may have too much gum visible when you smile or your gums may not seem the right shape. At Painfree Dentistry we offer a solution to this problem. We have a treatment called laser gum recontouring. This procedure can create healthy gums that are the right shape for your teeth.

Laser Gum Recontouring

Laser gum recontouring helps patients who have an unbalanced smile. An unbalanced smile is when the gum line is uneven or sits to far below the lips. This issue can also be called a “gummy smile”. If you have an unbalanced smile you will be able to see it when you smile in the mirror. While it isn’t a medical issue it is a cosmetic one. The way your gums look can affect your self-confidence. This is not something you have to live with, there is a solution.

Today gum recontouring is performed with lasers. Before lasers were introduced the gums were recontoured with a scalpel. The scalpel treatment results in discomfort and a longer recovery time. Now the treatment has moved on so it is virtually painless and the recovery is quick. The gums can be reshaped faster and more efficiently than ever before.

During the treatment, your mouth will be numbed with local anaesthetic. Then the dentist will use the laser to cut away the gum. The gum will be cut into a symmetrical and scalloped line that will suit your teeth. You will not feel anything during this process. While the lasers are cutting they will also seal the gums. This results in less bleeding, lower infection risk and the treatment can be completed in one visit. It is a minimally-invasive and the treatment and it will take around 30 minutes.

After Care

After the procedure, you may have swollen and/or sore gums. This will only last up to a week. Any discomfort will be minimal and it will not interfere with your daily life. You will be ok to speak, eat, drink and more. We do recommend that you eat soft foods for a few days after surgery. Try to avoid spicy foods. You can also brush and floss your teeth as normal but you should be gentle. If you do feel pain you can have ibuprofen. You can also have a salt water rinse to reduce sensitivity. If you feel concerned about your gums or recovery then contact us straight away.

Laser Gum Recontouring at Painfree Dentistry

At Painfree Dentistry we work hard to provide our patients with the best treatment. We can offer:

  • Painless gum recontouring
  • A smile you will be proud of
  • The best dental care
  • The latest dental technology
  • Affordable prices

Contact Painfree Dentistry today if you would like to hear more about our gum recontouring or any of our other cosmetic procedures. We can answer any questions, book a consultation and more. We can help you look and feel great.


77 Marion St, Harris Park


(02) 9635 5166