- Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
The entire gingival sculpting procedure is minimally invasive generally requiring no longer than an hour. A local anesthetic is used on the gums and then your dental provider will use a laser specialized for soft tissue (such as gum tissue) to contour and esthetically shape the gum tissue.
The laser technology is designed to remove excess gum tissue and seal it simultaneously with no stitches and no bleeding. Procedures requiring bone contouring in addition to gingival sculpting will require stitches, but will not create any additional pain.