What happens during the procedure : Gingivoplasty procedures are usually done with local anesthetics. There are usually three steps to follow: first, a periodontal probe is used to measure and mark pocket depth, followed by marking of the beveled incision with a scalpel blade or laser. By Laser the gum tissues in excess are cut, the irregularities reshaped and the unattractive gums contoured. In the same time, Laser equipment minimizes bleeding and finally the end result of the procedure finishes in the scalloped border of the normal gingival that has been recreated.
What happens after the procedure : Healing after gingivoplasty is very quick. Optimal plaque control is required for healing so brush daily as recommended by our dentist to avoid any stray debris and bacteria that could cause irritation or infection. As gums heal, less sensitivity to hot or cold drinks and food items is noticed. Moreover, the roots of your teeth will be further protected against tooth decay. To heal completely, a couple of weeks must pass but once your gum removal surgery has healed, you should notice how much more natural this area looks.