Show off a more beautiful smile with Gingivectomy, the cosmetic gum surgery

Show off a more beautiful smile with Gingivectomy

There are people who have beautiful teeth, but they cannot show them off because there is an excess of gum over them. A procedure that is carried out to fully show off the beauty of your teeth is gingivectomy. This is a popular smile design procedure that goes hand in hand with gingivoplasty to create a more beautiful smile. In Somos Dental we offer gingivectomy and gingivoplasty services, which is why we will talk about the process, advantages, and results to expect from them.

What is gingivectomy?

Is an aesthetic procedure that is performed as part of a smile design process. It consists of giving an adequate shape to the gums to show a more symmetrical and aesthetic smile with teeth with the perfect size and shape. In short, it is a procedure that seeks the symmetry of the gums to show your beautiful teeth.

How is the process?

Gingivectomy is performed by removing soft tissue (gum) and sometimes hard tissue (bone) with a scalpel or dental laser. However, In Somos Dental we use a dental laser, as it is more precise. The procedure is minimally invasive, it is carried out under anesthesia and the patient has a fast recovery time, without incapacitating him/her to carry out his/her daily tasks.

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Does the gingivectomy process hurt? 

The process, as already mentioned, does not generate pain, since it is carried out under local anesthesia. Once the process is done, pain relievers can be prescribed in case of any discomfort during the recovery week, but the recovery is quick and does not cause significant discomfort.

When can I see the results?

The results are seen immediately after the recovery time of the procedure (1 week). This has made gingivectomy a popular choice as a first step in smile designing, as it can be followed up with other procedures after the recovery time, such as dental veneers, fillings, and more.

Is gingivectomy expensive?

Although not very expensive, can have considerable costs in some dental offices. However, in Somos Dental we have a special promotion for a limited time. In Somos Dental you can get a laser gingivectomy for only $200 (USD).

Where can I find a clinic that offers gingivectomy in the Phoenix metro area?If you are looking for a place to carry out your gingivectomy procedure, you can come to Somos Dental. In Somos Dental we perform gingivectomy and gingivoplasty processes to create beautiful smiles that give our clients more security and self-esteem. You can contact us through Facebook Messenger, text message (SMS), WhatsApp or through our telephone number 623-232-0089. In Somos Dental you can also feel calm for your health, since we have taken strict precautions to avoid the spread of the new coronavirus in our facilities. We have 5 locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area in Camelback, Mesa, Desert Sky and Downtown. If you are looking for further information and a personalized assessment about gingivectomy or any other process, you can fill out our online form which gives you a free diagnostic appointment. Call us at 623-232-0089 for any questions.

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DIY teeth cleaning and teeth whitening in just a few minutes?

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Be careful!

We all want one of those enviable, white smiles that popular actors and actresses from Hollywood seem to have. However, we know that teeth whitening treatments can be expensive. This is the main reason that a lot of people rely on sketchy DIY videos and teeth whitening tips that can seriously and permanently damage their teeth. Here are some examples of dangerous phrases/tips:

  • DIY teeth cleaning hacks
  • DIY Teeth whitening tips
  • Tartar removal without going to the dentist
  • Cheap DIY teeth whitening tips
  • Etc.

Those titles may seem appealing and attractive especially to those who want fast results or to people who just don’t want to go to the dentist to get the proper teeth cleaning, teeth whitening, and tartar removal services. However, these DIY teeth cleaning and teeth whitening tips are usually offered by individuals who don’t have any kind of dental training. Generally, these are people who just want to write clickbait material to get money, while putting millions of people’s dental health in serious danger.

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The main reason these kinds of videos, articles and posts are popular, comes down to the fact that they promise to offer the same results that you would get from professional teeth cleaning, tartar removal, or teeth whitening service. They try to make you believe that by using cheap ingredients that everyone has at their homes is the same as being in the exam chair. Some common ingredients for DIY teeth whitening procedures are:

  • Apple vinegar
  • Charcoal
  • Lemon juice
  • Baking soda
  • Diluted bleach

Dangers of going through DIY teeth cleaning procedures

Even though some of these ingredients don’t seem harmful at all, they can cause serious and even permanent damage to your dental health such as:


Slowly eroding your tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is the substance that covers your teeth and gives them their shiny white finish. The continuous (or even just a few times) exposure to these ingredients as prescribed in the average DIY teeth cleaning guide, can permanently damage your tooth enamel.

You can severely damage your gums. Since some, or even the mixture of these ingredients can result in a high-acid solution there is a good chance of gum swelling, damage to the gums, and even infection.

Increased risk of tooth sensitivity. The use of these substances can also irritate and damages your whole mouth, tooth sensitivity can start to become a problem.

Everyone should know the dangers of these so-called popular teeth cleaning, tartar removal, and teeth whitening DIY guides and tips. Don’t be fooled! And if you are looking for teeth whitening, tartar removal and teeth cleaning services, look no further than Somos Dental. We have a team of professionals with plenty of expertise. Contact us through any of the means listed on this page, or also by visiting our locations. We are located in the following 4 locations: Downtown, Desert Sky, Mesa and Camelback. Schedule an appointment right away by calling us at 623-869-1091.

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