Are there alternative treatments?
Your dentist should advise you of alternative treatment options and the advantages/disadvantages of each so that you are able to make an informed decision before agreeing to undergo gum contouring.
The costs of Gum Contouring treatment
You should make sure that your dentist has advised you of the proposed complexity and the exact costs involved. This is not a type of procedure that is usually available via the NHS, only through private dental treatment.
Your dentist should also advise you whether they expect the results to be permanent.
Your dentist’s skill and experience
The aesthetic outcome can be highly dependent on operator skill, so it is important you check that your dentist has the appropriate skill and experience to carry out gum contouring.
Your suitability for Gum Contouring
In cases where the overgrowth or pigmentation is due to your medication, your dentist should consult with your medical doctor for advice on whether gum contouring is right for you and your risk of the overgrowth returning after treatment.