What Is a Laser Gum Lift?

Laser gum lift Your gums are part of the essential framework of your mouth. They provide a supportive foundation for your teeth roots and give gentleness to your beautiful smile. However, excessive amounts of gum tissue can lead to a “gummy smile” and make your teeth look shorter than they really are. While this rarely is a medical concern, excessive gum tissue can affect the aesthetics of a smile and impact someone’s confidence. Let’s explore what a laser gum lift is and how it can help excessive gum tissue.

Understanding a Laser Gum Lift

A laser gum lift is a cosmetic dental procedure that uses innovative laser technology to remove gum tissue from the teeth. A laser gum lift is an evolution of a traditional gum lift that requires the physical removal of gum tissue. Instead of physical removal, a laser gum lift vaporizes the tissue without pain. This type of treatment can be used to fix a gummy smile, teeth appearing too “short,” and an uneven gum line.


Recovery from a laser gum lift is quick and less painful than a traditional gum lift. Your gums will likely be tender for a few days, but there will be no open incisions, and they can be normally cared for once the gums have calmed down.


The primary advantage of a laser gum lift is how the process is completed. You can get similar results with a traditional gum lift, but the recovery process will be longer and less comfortable because of the damage it causes. A laser gum lift will instantly cauterize and seal any treated area. This means there will be little to no bleeding. There is also a far lower chance of infection because the laser instantly kills any bacteria in the treatment area. All of these things make a laser gum lift the better choice for most people.

Sculpting Your Smile

Your smile is something that we believe everyone should be proud of. That’s why Dr. Ronald Konig provides laser gum lift services for his patients looking to sculpt their smiles. Dr. Konig is an accomplished cosmetic dentist who combines medical expertise with an artistic eye. Dr. Konig also prides himself on ensuring patient comfort while providing impressive results. If you’re having issues with excessive gum tissue, contact Dr. Konig’s office at 713-668-2289 today.

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