EXPERT Q&A

Q: Can a gum lift erase my gummy smile and how much will it hurt?

What our experts say:

I wouldn’t say it’s painless. It can be uncomfortable but usually it’s more of a tenderness for a few days to a week that can be managed with Advil. I would say it has mild to moderate discomfort. It can give dramatic results.

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Dr. Guy M. Lewis

Cosmetic Dentist

Houston (The Woodlands), Texas

With the use of laser technology, the discomfort and possible pain is reduced tremendously. There are new technologies, machines and techniques that allow us to perform many dental procedures better, more efficient and more comfortable than before.

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Dr. Sam S. Sadati

Cosmetic Dentist

Wellington, Florida

Dr. Maurice Salama says: Yes, gum surgery can be performed easily today utilizing lasers and ultrasonic instrumentation. This can often be performed using a minimally invasive procedure (MIP), which is not painful and heals much faster.

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Goldstein, Garber & Salama, LLC

Cosmetic Dentist

Atlanta, Georgia

Cosmetic Dentists that perform Smile Makeover in your area.

Dr. Guy M. Lewis

32.8 mi

Houston (The Woodlands), TX

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