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Gum Lift

Treatment Outline

The treatment, at a glance

Treatment Time

90-120 minutes




1-5 days

Key Benefit

Prevent tooth loss

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More in-depth information

A Gum Lift or Crown Lengthening Surgery can be used to treat a gummy smile by removing some gum around the front teeth so there is less visible gum when smiling or it can be used to expose a heavily broken down tooth so it can be rebuilt and repaired.

During your appointment a local anaesthetic injection will be placed in the gum next to the teeth being treated. When the gum and teeth are completely numb, the gum and sometimes underlying bone are reshaped to a pre-planned dimension. Often a few small stitches are used to secure the gum in the new position.

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Treatment Prices

Treatment fee outline

At Neyo, clarity and honesty are at the forefront of our services. Any fees for treatments would likely be confirmed at the consultation stage, but we can provide this generalised breakdown of cost:

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From £950

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Frequently asked questions

What will I feel during a Gum Lift?

The local anaesthetic injection will feel like a small sharp scratch or pinch, after which your gum and tooth will be numb. You now will not feel any pain during the treatment.

The numb sensation feels tingly or heavy around the teeth being treated including the  lips, chin, cheek and tongue. You can feel a sensation of pressure during the surgery which is not painful. Advanced ultrasonic and surgical equipment is used with water and gentle vibration to adjust any bone that requires reshaping.

How long does the treatment take?

The time spent performing a Gum Lift treatment is approximately 60-90 minutes and the total treatment time is 90-120 minutes.

Will I have to take time off work?

We recommend taking the rest of the day off work. Most people would have recovered enough to go back to work the next day. Every individual will heal at a different rate, so you may require an additional 1-5 days off work.

What can I expect afterwards?

The numb sensation generally lasts 2-4 hours. We do not recommend you chew any food or drink hot drinks while you are numb to prevent you from chewing your lip, cheek or tongue and burning your mouth. You are able to drink water straight after this treatment.

Some minor bleeding after treatment is normal and your saliva can appear pink for 24 hours afterwards. There can be some slight bruising and or swelling which usually settles after 3-5 days after treatment. There will be stitches which are removed after 7-14 days.

Will I be in pain afterwards?

It is common to feel some soreness after this treatment. We recommend taking a pain killer straight away, while you are still numb. We recommend Paracetamol and/or Ibuprofen, which is available over the counter. Taking pain killers will help prevent any immediate discomfort or pain. Every individual will experience a different level of soreness and so you may need to take pain killers for the next 1-5 days after treatment.

Can I be sedated for this treatment?

Yes. Sedation involves giving you medicine into a vein via a small cannula that makes you feel sleepy and relaxes you both physically and mentally. This medicine is given to you by an Anaesthetist or a Dental Sedationist. You will need someone to take you home afterwards.

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