Every surgery, including minor surgery, has risks. The risks related to gum contouring surgery include:
- Allergic reactions to anesthesia (rare)
- Relapse of gum tissue
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and gums, talk to your dentist about gum contouring surgery to determine if it is right for you. Just remember that the end result will depend on the skill of the dentist, as with any cosmetic dentistry procedure. Instead of going to the first dentist you find, do your research to make sure you are comfortable with the dentist you choose and his or her experience and capabilities. Ask the dentist what additional training he or she has had in cosmetic dentistry and more specifically, gum contouring. Also, ask to see before and after photos of the work he or she has done, and make sure you like the results you see.