Numbing gel may be used during the process but it’s rare that the area needs to be numbed with local anesthetic. If for any reason you experience minor irritation, a warm saltwater rinse or ibuprofen is usually all that you need.
Additionally, using lasers for gum recontouring eliminates the need for surgical techniques, sutures, or bandages. The laser gently cauterizes the tissue, so that bleeding and swelling are practically non-existent. This means your diet and exercise routines can return to normal soon after the procedure.