Laser gum remodeling is a permanent dental procedure. Any excess gum tissue removed to reposition the gum line and reveal more teeth will not grow back. After laser gum surgery, the gums will have small clots (crusts) on the laser-treated areas. It is very important for the healing process that these small clots are not released by excessive or unnecessary amounts of chewing or larger pieces of food.
By avoiding chewing food and following a liquid or soft diet, you can aid in the healing process and recover much more quickly. Sometimes, gums can grow back after laser surgery on the gums. If you're having laser gum surgery on your own, we'll usually see you again within 2 to 4 weeks to evaluate healing and re-contour if needed. Laser gum surgery (also known as gum contouring or laser remodeling) is generally a cosmetic procedure to reshape uneven gum lines or “gummy smiles.”.