There is no doubting how modern dentistry has changed every procedure in the dentists book; lasers and computers have taken all dental treatments to a different level- and that isn’t half bad, especially with treatments such as gum contouring. This is just the perfect example of a procedure that was good on paper, but didn’t have the ability to fulfil itself efficiently until the laser came along. Now however, it is a really slick and simple treatment to have done. For some people, the gums grow heavy over the teeth and not only does it look unsightly, but for the victim, it truly can impede their sense of expression. So, be thankful that a laser can burn away excess gum in just thirty minutes; with a local anaesthetic, it won’t be painful, though you may go through a bit of discomfort for a few days, but nothing you can’t handle with painkillers and a medicated mouthwash. Then with your new found smile, you will need to see your dentist again to see if you need further work done, such as veneers or cosmetic bonding. However, when you see the results, it will be like freeing you from a prison that you have been locked away in all of your life- and that isn’t a bad thing for a couple of hundred pounds!!!