Learn about the advantages of gum contouring services

Gum contouring, sometimes referred to by our dental team as gum reshaping, a gum lift, or gum reduction, is a reliable method of removing and sculpting the gum tissue around the teeth. Edina, Minnesota, area patients interested in this procedure may want to connect with our team to learn more!

Why might a dentist suggest gum contouring?

Dr. Bridget Lervick and her team at Grandview Center for Dentistry will often suggest gum contouring to enhance your smile’s appearance. Gum contouring is a cosmetic dental procedure used to reshape and sculpt the gums, so they are symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing, resulting in a beautiful smile. The process typically involves removing excess or uneven gum tissue to improve the look of your teeth and create an even “frame” for them. It may also be recommended if you suffer from excessive gum disease, receding gums, or an overabundance of plaque on your teeth. As well as improving aesthetics, it can help prevent future dental problems such as cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal issues.  

What can I expect from gum reshaping?

Gum contouring usually requires only one visit to our office for laser gum contouring. You are made comfortable with local anesthetics and sedation if needed before starting. Dr. Lervick and her team use a soft-tissue laser to gently sculpt the gums. The laser is precise and effective, minimizes bleeding, and significantly reduces recovery time. After the procedure, you may experience some minor discomfort or swelling, but these should subside quickly with proper care.

Schedule an appointment to learn more about gum contouring in Edina, Minnesota!

Gum contouring can help improve the appearance of your smile by creating a more even gum line. If you are unhappy with the look of your teeth due to uneven gums or excess plaque, this could be an excellent option! Contact Dr. Bridget Lervick at Grandview Center for Dentistry today to learn more about how she can assist. The office is at 5201 Eden Avenue, Suite #120, in Edina, MN, and can be reached by calling (952) 955-4505. She serves patients in and around the communities of Bloomington, Richfield, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, and Minnetonka, MN.

Dr. Bridget Lervick
Dr. Bridget Lervick

Dr. Bridget Lervick is a respected dentist in Edina, MN who has also practiced dentistry in South Dakota and Texas. Dr. Lervick earned her dental degree at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2010 and enjoys being back in the Twin Cities at her own practice now. Her patients trust her for general, cosmetic, orthodontic, and frenectomy treatments and more. A certified Invisalign® Provider, Dr. Lervick also maintains memberships in professional organizations such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the International Association for Orthodontics, the Breathe Institute, and the Pankey Institute.