Gum Contouring Uses Diode Lasers for Minimal Discomfort

Excessive gum tissue can hide the natural brilliance of your smile. Alternatively, a ragged gum line can make your teeth appear misaligned or misshapen. To enhance your smile, Dr. Brian Hirschfield can perform gum contouring at his Lakeville, NY, practice. He will carefully plan your procedure to make sure that your surgery meets your expectations and gives you the smile you have always wanted. At Lakeview Dental, we proudly use diode lasers to perform gum contouring with extreme precision. This process helps us ensure that you have very little discomfort and a shorter recovery time.

A before and after illustration of gum contouring
Gum contouring can help your smile look healthier and more symmetrical.

Should You Choose Cosmetic Gum Contouring?

Gum contouring may be appropriate if you feel that your gums are disproportionately large. Excess soft tissues can cover your teeth, making them appear small or short. Gum contouring can also be a good solution if you have an uneven gum line that makes teeth seem crooked or misaligned. In this case, a simple cosmetic procedure can straighten the appearance of your smile without the need for extensive orthodontic treatment.

To qualify for gum contouring, you must already have good periodontal health. Gum disease can limit your candidacy for treatment. However, after a deep cleaning or similar periodontal treatment to remove gingivitis or periodontitis, you may be able to undergo this simple cosmetic procedure.

What to Expect 

Before gum contouring, Dr. Hirschfield will discuss your goals for treatment. After evaluating your gum line, he will create a treatment plan. Often, he will actually draw a line on your gums, giving you an idea of your final results. You can participate in designing your procedure, explaining exactly how you would like your smile to look.

In preparation for your surgery, you will receive local anesthesia. If you require further sedation, we can provide multiple options to meet your needs. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Hirschfield will sculpt your gum line with an advanced laser. By removing a small amount of tissue, he can give your smile a more even and aesthetic framework.

Dr. Hirschfield can remove very precise amounts of tissue. His surgical results are truly superior, and you could enjoy a much-improved smile.

The Benefits of Laser Gum Contouring

Our state-of-the-art surgical lasers offer several important benefits. This device seals your blood vessels as it removes unwanted tissue, leading to very little inflammation and virtually no bleeding. Your recovery can also be very quick, especially in comparison to traditional blade surgery. Any minor inflammation will usually subside within a few days. After approximately one week of eating a soft diet, most patients enjoy complete dental function and aesthetic results.

Another benefit of lasers is that they are extremely accurate. With these tools, Dr. Hirschfield can remove very precise amounts of tissue. His surgical results are truly superior, and you could enjoy a much-improved smile. Your teeth can also appear brighter and more proportionate. You may also feel more confident about your appearance as a whole. This increased sense of assurance can have dramatic effects on your social life, work performance, and overall sense of well-being.

Transform Your Smile

To find out how a quick, simple gum contouring procedure can enhance your smile, call our office at (585) 346-3028 or contact us online. A member of our staff can schedule you for a consultation with Dr. Hirschfield who can outline how a gum contouring procedure can benefit you. 


Staff at Lakeview Dental

Lakeview Dental

Dr. Brian Hirschfield and the Lakeview Dental team provide comprehensive dental care in a caring, compassionate setting. We are affiliated with some of the leading dental organizations, including the: 

  • American Dental Association 
  • New York State Dental Association 
  • Misch International Implant Institute 

We can help you find an individually tailored solution that helps you maintain a healthy, radiant smile for years to come. To get started, call our office at (585) 346-3028 or request a consultation online

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