Some cosmetic dental treatments can actually sound quite squeamish but if you want to rid yourself of issues that have bothered you for years, you will have to opt for the pain to get the gain. However, in reality many procedures are considered almost pain-free these days, thanks to the glory that is laser surgery and one treatment that has benefited incredibly from this is gum contouring. Excessive gums can look rather unsightly and can make your feel uncomfortable and self-conscious when you smile. But if you go for this treatment, you can revolutionise the way you smile in just a mere 30 minutes. Once you have been given a local anaesthetic to numb the gums, the laser will cut away the excess tissue from the main teeth that show that ‘gummy’ smile. Half an hour later, you are done, though in some cases, a return visit may be required for further cosmetic treatments such as veneers or dental bonding to protect the new exposed areas of your teeth. In the following days, there may be some discomfort, but this can be overcome with painkillers and as long as you use a medicated mouthwash, healing will be quick. If you want to know more about this in Molesey, try contacting Mulberry Dental. Though they are based in Walton-on-Thames in Surrey, they do serve the area and are always willing to give out advice on anything dental.