How Can Gum Surgery Improve My Smile?

How Can Gum Surgery Improve My Smile?

How Can Gum Surgery Improve My Smile?

There are various reasons that a patient would choose to have gum surgery. The symmetry of the teeth can change the appearance of the face.

By removing areas of the gum, we can contour around the teeth to give a more appealing appearance to the gums.

Sometimes if patients have a 'gummy' smile, the clinician can remove some of the gum to reveal more of the dentition and improve the smile.

Gum Surgery & Cosmetic Dentistry

Gum Surgery & Cosmetic Dentistry

Gum Surgery & Cosmetic Dentistry

Patients that have receding gums can benefit from gum surgery because using surgical procedures, we can grow the gums back.

Also, patients that are interested in cosmetic dentistry, such as veneers and bonding, can benefit from gum surgery if they present uneven gums. We can level the gum line before they get any cosmetic work done. So the teeth will look more symmetrical.

Gum surgery is a very delicate procedure where we use micro surgical instruments. The patient is numbed to make sure they are not feeling any pain.

Gum Surgery Cost

Gum Surgery Cost

Gum Surgery Cost

Gum surgery can range between €200 and €600 per tooth depending on the type of procedure.

We provide the following types of gum surgery:

  • Periodontal surgery
  • Receding gum line surgery
  • Gingivectomy or crown lengthening (to remove excess of gum)

Find out more information on pricing on our Price List page. 

Benefits of Gum Surgery Treatments

Improve The Cosmetic Appearance Of Your Teeth

Reduce The Risk Of Gum Infection Or Clear Up Existing Gum Infection

Improve Gum Aesthetics By Preserving Your Natural Bone And Gum Tissue

Improve Overall Oral Health

Decrease The Risk Of Bone Loss By Preserving Your Natural Bone And Gum Tissue

Short Recovery Time

Improve Your Smile :)

Prevent Future Gum Infections

What Is The Procedure for Gum Surgery Treatments?

  • Initial Consultation
  • Procedure
  • Pain & After Care
  • Are You A Candidate?
  • Types Of Gum Surgery
Initial Consultation
Initial Consultation

Initial Consultation

At 3Dental we will gather all the necessary information to make an individualized diagnosis and outline a plan of action.

This will include generally include Xrays and photographs. 

Procedure
Procedure

Procedure

Depending on the procedure, we might be grafting gums to cover receding areas, or we could be removing excess of gums to contour the gums to become more symmetric. 

For any type of gum surgery we will be using anaesthesia, which will numb the area to be worked on to make sure the patient is not feeling anything. 

Gum surgeries are usually very delicate, with little or no drilling noises or vibration. 

In most cases gum surgery can be carried out in 1 visit, ranging from 30 min to 1h 30 min.

Pain & After Care
Pain & After Care

Pain & After Care

Patients that have gum surgery due to a 'gummy smile' are usually not very sore afterwards.

They can expect a little bit of sensitivity, perhaps a tiny bit of bleeding that day, but following straightforward instructions, they should be ok after.

Patients that undergo gum removal procedures (to correct excess of gum and gummy smile) usually don’t experience much pain or swelling during recovery.

Aftercare would involve gentle but proper oral hygiene, some diet restrictions such as hard food for 1-2 weeks, and just regular painkillers. 

Are You A Candidate?
Are You A Candidate?

Are You A Candidate?

To know if you are a candidate for gum surgery, come in and see us at 3Dental.

We offer free consultations where we will do a full study, using the latest technologies in 3D imaging.

Types Of Gum Surgery
Types Of Gum Surgery

Types Of Gum Surgery

At 3Dental we provide the following types of gum surgery:

  • Periodontal surgery
  • Receding gum line surgery
  • Gingivectomy or crown lengthening (to remove excess of gum)

What Our Patients Say

For me really 3Dental has the complete package.

Being an actor and a singer, my smile is really important to me. 3Dental really has the complete package.

Liam O'Brian
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What Our Patients Say

You're in a relaxed atmosphere. They're professionals.

You're in a relaxed atmosphere. They're professionals. They know what they're doing.

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What Our Patients Say

The staff are what make the place.

The staff are what makes the place. It's a really nice, friendly atmosphere. And it's really clean. I'd highly recommend 3Dental to my friends. Come sooner. Don't put if off for so long. It's not worth the wait.

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What Our Patients Say

I'd recommend 3Dental. Very professional with all the latest equipment in house.

Always welcoming. They always look after you. I'd recommend 3Dental. Very very professional. All top class stuff.

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What Our Patients Say

I was so happy with them, the minute they went on.

My confidence wasn't knocked at all (during treatment). I was so happy with them, the minute they went on. I was just delighted.

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3Dental have been absolutely brilliant.

I'm very happy I did what I did. 3Dental have been absolutely brilliant. It was well worth it. 100%.

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What Our Patients Say

3Dental have been absolutely brilliant.

I'm very happy I did what I did. 3Dental have been absolutely brilliant. It was well worth it. 100%.

Patrick Naughton
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What Our Patients Say

You're in a relaxed atmosphere. They're professionals.

You're in a relaxed atmosphere. They're professionals. They know what they're doing.

Breda Collins
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What Our Patients Say

The staff are what make the place.

The staff are what makes the place. It's a really nice, friendly atmosphere. And it's really clean. I'd highly recommend 3Dental to my friends. Come sooner. Don't put if off for so long. It's not worth the wait.

Tom Palmer
Watch Now
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What Our Patients Say

I'd recommend 3Dental. Very professional with all the latest equipment in house.

Always welcoming. They always look after you. I'd recommend 3Dental. Very very professional. All top class stuff.

Greg Philips
Watch Now
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What Our Patients Say

I was so happy with them, the minute they went on.

My confidence wasn't knocked at all (during treatment). I was so happy with them, the minute they went on. I was just delighted.

Amy Cinelli
Watch Now
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What Our Patients Say

For me really 3Dental has the complete package.

Being an actor and a singer, my smile is really important to me. 3Dental really has the complete package.

Liam O'Brian
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Commonly Asked Questions

Is there an age limit?

Ideal candidates are aged 18 and above. There is no upper age limit.

Being able to smile with confidence and taking pleasure in eating the foods you enjoy should be something people of all ages can do.

How much does gum disease treatment cost?

Gum disease treatment can cost as little as €50 per cleaning session.

This can vary between patients and depending on the severity of the disease additional work and closer maintenance might be required.  

Visit our prices on our price list page.

Will I be put to sleep for gum surgery?

Even though these procedures are very gentle, some patients are still nervous to go through gum procedure.

In these cases, apart from using anaesthesia for numbing, patients can be further relaxed with sedation, to make the experience easier.

Usually time will pass quicker and patients might not remember parts of the procedure.

What causes pockets in your gums?

Gum disease is multifactorial, but essentially bacteria that we all have in our mouth, if not brushed properly and regularly, can start to grow under the gums, creating pockets where further bacteria and food can get trapped, making the gum disease worse. 

What is the best mouthwash to use for periodontal disease?

A mouthwash with Clorhexidine, which is an antibacterial agent.

This along with proper brushing, can make the battle against bacteria in the mouth more effective. 

Can anything be done for receding gums?

The cause for receding gums has to be established first, to see what ways it can be stopped.

There are also treatment options to grow the gums back, which would usually involve gum grafting. 

How can I make my gums healthy again?

It is important to maintain a strong oral hygiene daily routine, follow your dentists' instructions and come see the dental hygienist regularly to get cleanings. 

Do gums recede with age?

Aging can be one of the causes for receding gums.

If other issues such as bleeding gums, sensitivity or esthetic issues are not present, this can be considered normal. 

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