ADA Accessibility Information
Accessibility

A
A

A
To our valued patients: our office is NOW OPEN!
Please read this Letter to Our Patients.
Be safe and stay well!

Aesthetic Gum Lift Procedure for a Brighter Smile


Woman with white teeth and big smileMany people looking to improve their appearance usually suffer from various teeth problems. However, having healthy and attractive teeth does not automatically give you a great smile. For some people, their cosmetic flaws lie in the gums, where the gumline is either too high, too low, or unevenly aligned. This leads to a crooked smile, which can greatly alter the overall facial appearance. Fortunately, cosmetic gum flaws can be easily corrected using a gum lift. This is where we, at Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center come in.

What is a Gum Lift?


A gum lift is a cosmetic dental procedure that is used to reshape the gumline, thus improving the appearance of the gum tissue, as well as the overall facial appearance. A gum lift procedure involves removing some gum tissue to create an even and more attractive gumline. While the gum lift is usually used for cosmetic reasons, it can also be performed as part of dental treatment. For example, the procedure is used in treating patients who suffer from receding gums due to gum disease or other oral infections.

What Happens During the Gum Lift Procedure?


A gum lift procedure is quite simple. It starts with the application of a local anesthetic to the part of the gums where the procedure is to be performed. The excess gum tissue is then trimmed away, and the gums reshaped to create an even gumline.

In the past, a scalpel was used to cut the gumline, but now, laser surgery is used during the gum lift. As a result, the surgery is minimally invasive, and there is little to no bleeding. This also helps to accelerate the healing process.

After a Cosmetic Gum Lift Surgery


Immediately following the surgery, you can expect to experience some slight pain, tenderness, and swelling. However, these side effects disappear within a short time, allowing you to regain normal oral functions such as eating and drinking. However, it is wise to avoid sticky, hot, and spicy foods for a few days, as these can irritate the gum tissue, causing complications. You should also be gentle when brushing and flossing, which will help to avoid poking the surgical site. However, proper oral hygiene is required to reduce the risk of infection.

Considerations Before a Cosmetic Gum Lift


Before you decide to go through with a gum lift procedure, you should take some time and think through any concerns you might have. Some of the things you should consider include:
•  The risks involved – an aesthetic gum lift procedure is quite safe, with minimal risk of complications. However, just like any other oral procedure, there is a risk of side effects such as bleeding, swelling of the gums, or allergic reactions to anesthesia. Talking with us before the procedure, however, helps to minimize these risks.
•  Costs – gum lift, being mostly a cosmetic procedure is quite expensive. However, given the cosmetic and oral health benefits it offers, it can be worth the cost.

Are you tired of a gummy smile? Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center can help you to improve the appearance of your gum tissue with a gum lift procedure. Call us today at (470) 222-8983 with any concerns you might have about the procedure, or to schedule an appointment.

Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center


Dr. Melody J. Schiffer &
Dr. M. Forest Butler



(470) 222-8983

320 Killian Hill Road NW
Lilburn, GA 30047-3809


Request An Appointment

Contact us

Online Bill Pay