Does your gummy smile stop you from smiling widely in photos or in person?
It doesn't have to! Periodontist Dr. Mark Khaimov can refine your gum line and reshape your gum tissue with one procedure.
Visit MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry in Nutley, NJ, to learn more about the possibilities that gum contouring has to offer.
What Is Gum Contouring?
Gum contouring is a type of cosmetic dental procedure. It allows a dentist to reshape a patient's gum line using a precise laser. By removing excess gum tissue and refining smiles, it can make patients feel renewed confidence in their appearances.
A Beautiful New Smile Awaits
What Cosmetic Changes Can Gum Contouring Create?
Gum contouring can emphasize your beautiful teeth and give you an even smile.
It achieves those incredible results by:
- Evening and reshaping high gum lines
- Trimming excess gum tissue
- Exposing more of your teeth
The Striking Results of Gum Contouring
Visit Dr. Khaimov's Nutley Dentistry Practice For Quality Dental Care
There are not enough positive adjectives in the English language to describe my wonderful experience with Dr. Khaimov and his staff. From my consultation to my laser surgery, everything was pristine. The doctor and his staff were incredible. They were friendly, knowledgeable, and made me feel at ease. Before and during the surgery, the dr. and his assistant made me feel completely comfortable and talked me through every step of it. I would highly recommend MK Periodontist and implants for any procedure.View On Google
I cannot believe how kind the staff is here. If it is possible to have a nice time at the dentist, this is the place! My laser surgery was not scary or painful, and they made sure I was comfortable the whole way through. They explain everything to you.
It is rare to find such a caring team and I can’t say enough nice things about them. Highly recommended by me — and I hate going to the dentist normally.
See How Gum Contouring Can Refine the Area Around Your Tooth and Gum Line
What Causes a Gummy Smile?
- Predisposition to Excess Gum Tissue
- Prescription Side Effects
- Periodontal Disease
Meet Dr. Khaimov The Qualified Choice for Your Tooth and Gum Care Needs
Dr. Khaimov is a board-certified periodontist and implant dentist who believes in providing a high standard of care for his patients.
This dedication flourished during his education at New York University College of Dentistry, where he graduated at the top 10% of his class in 2002. In the years since, he has enhanced his skills, such as successfully earning a certificate in Periodontics after three additional years of specialty training.
Whether you need a routine oral hygiene appointment or cosmetic dental work, you can depend on him for your tooth and gum care. Start your journey towards a happy, healthy smile at MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry in Nutley. You can contact our dentistry practice or call us at
Does Laser Gum Contouring Hurt?
Laser gum contouring should only cause minor discomfort. Dr. Khaimov will ensure that you stay virtually pain-free during the gum procedure with a local anesthetic.
Then, if you need a tiny bit of relief after your procedure, you can try over-the-counter pain options. Just remember, you should not choose an aspirin-based option. Otherwise, it may lead to excessive bleeding.
How Does Gum Contouring Treatment Work?
Patients in Nutley, NJ, rely on board-certified periodontist Dr. Khaimov for healthy, gorgeous teeth and gums.
What Will My Gum Contouring Recovery Process Look Like?
This cosmetic procedure usually calls one day of rest. You should be fully recovered within the next two weeks or sooner. Patients tend to experience only minor discomfort, which they can alleviate with non-aspirin-based pain medication.
It's possible Dr. Khaimov will tell you to use a saline rinse, as well as a soft-bristled brush. They can both keep your gums clean and free of irritation.
During the healing process, you should take steps to keep your teeth and gums comfortable. Eating soft, lower-temperature foods, such as smoothies, yogurt, and ice cream will allow your mouth to heal completely and comfortably.
Nutley Patients Trust Dr. Khaimov At MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry for Their Gum and Tooth Care
My laser treatment was so much more comfortable than prior standard treatments. Dr. Khaimov followed-up with me the very next day, and that was very much appreciated, as I had some questions about my post-treatment diet, which he answered.View On Google
I'm happy to confirm all the positive reviews. Dr. Khaimov is very professional and friendly. The staff is helpful and friendly too. I had a laser surgery done and so far so good. Glad to be a patient of this facility.View On Google
Staying Informed About All The Possibilities
While it is possible that a gum contouring procedure will not work, board-certified periodontist Dr. Khaimov strives to give all of his patients the same high standard of care. However, you may need lip positioning or crown lengthening to enhance your results.
If this sounds overwhelming, don't stress! Dr. Khaimov will explain all the possibilities and limitations at your initial consultation. He will also answer all your questions, so that you feel empowered to pursue the right option for your dental goals.
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Do You Accept Financing?
Yes, we do accept different types of financing and insurance! That way, you're one step closer to a stunning new smile.
Though cosmetic dentistry procedures aren't typically covered by dental insurance, we accept a wide variety of payment types.
We take cash, checks, and credit cards, such MasterCard, Discover, and Visa. If you need additional financial assistance with your dentistry goals, we also accept CareCredit® and GreenSky.