Gum Contouring in Thailand

Gum contouring, also known as gum reshaping, is a cosmetic dental procedure that's designed to alter the shape of your gums, either to correct a 'gummy' smile, uneven gum lines or receding gums. Thailand, a country known for its impressive advancements in the dental field, offers top-notch gum contouring services that meet international standards, attracting dental tourists from all around the globe.

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$150 - $350

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$200 - $600


$250 - $600


$150 - $500


$100 - $300

Please note that the prices provided are estimations and may vary based on various factors. Additionally, these prices do not include flights or accommodation.

All prices are in USD.

Understanding Gum Contouring

Gum contouring is a procedure that adjusts the gum line - the point at which the gum tissue meets the teeth. If the gums cover too much of the teeth, it can make them appear small and result in what's commonly referred to as a 'gummy smile'. Conversely, if the gums recede, too much of the teeth can be exposed, making them look longer than normal.

The procedure is often performed with a laser and can significantly enhance the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Patients considering this treatment should know that while gum contouring can provide impressive results, it's generally considered a cosmetic procedure and might not be covered by many insurance plans.

Preparing for Gum Contouring

Ahead of a gum contouring procedure, your dentist will draw a line to mark the new gum line so that you can see exactly how much gum will be removed or how the gum line will be reshaped. Your dentist will also explain the procedure, discuss the type of anesthetic used, and discuss any potential risks associated with the procedure.

Dental clinics in Thailand are well-equipped and have skilled professionals performing gum contouring procedures. Major cities like Bangkok and Phuket have clinics that offer high-quality dental services at competitive prices.

The Gum Contouring Procedure

During gum contouring, a local anesthetic is applied to numb the area. A soft tissue laser is then used to trim away excess gum tissue and sculpt a more uniform, balanced gum line. The laser seals blood vessels as it works, leading to minimal bleeding and discomfort during the procedure.

Recovering from Gum Contouring

After the procedure, you may experience some sensitivity and swelling, which typically subsides within a few days to a week. You'll need to maintain good oral hygiene and avoid spicy and hard foods to promote healing.

After undergoing gum contouring in Thailand, patients are advised to allow for at least a few days to a week for recovery in the country. This time allows for proper rest post-procedure and a follow-up visit to the dentist if necessary.

The Costs of Gum Contouring

The costs of gum contouring in Thailand typically range between $150 to $350 per tooth. However, the costs can vary depending on the extent of reshaping required and the dental clinic chosen. It's important to remember that these costs do not include travel and accommodation expenses.

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Best Hospitals for Gum Contouring in Thailand

Bumrungrad International Hospital
Bumrungrad International Hospital

Bumrungrad was founded in 1980 and is Southeast Asia's largest private hospital. It is one of the world's most popular medical tourism destinations, treating over 1.1 million patients annually of which many are overseas patients. Bumrungrad was the first hospital in Asia to receive JCI accreditation and has since received awards from numerous other agencies for its medical services.

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MedPark Hospital
MedPark Hospital

MedPark Hospital is a state-of-the-art healthcare facility that opened in 2020. With a spacious 90,000 square meter building and over 30 departments, the hospital is equipped to handle a wide range of patient needs. It has 550 beds for inpatients and 300 examination rooms, all outfitted with advanced medical equipment to provide the highest quality of care.

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Common Questions

How much does gum contouring cost in Thailand?

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The cost of gum contouring in Thailand typically ranges from $150 to $350 per tooth, depending on the extent of reshaping required.

How long does it take to recover from gum contouring?

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Recovery from gum contouring typically takes a few days to a week. During this time, some sensitivity and swelling can be expected.

When can I fly home after getting gum contouring in Thailand?

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Patients are typically able to fly within a few days after gum contouring. However, it's advisable to stay in Thailand for at least a week to ensure a smooth recovery period and to allow for a follow-up visit if necessary.

Is it safe to do Gum Contouring in Thailand?

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Thailand has some of the best hospitals and medical facilities in the world, with highly skilled doctors and state-of-the-art technology. These facilities are accredited by international organizations, such as the Joint Commission International, ensuring that they meet global healthcare standards.

Konkai only works with accredited facilities to ensure that our clients receive safe, effective, and reliable medical care. We have done extensive research and vetting to ensure that the hospitals and clinics we work with provide the highest quality of care and meet the same standards as medical facilities in developed countries. We prioritize your well-being and only recommend medical facilities that we would trust to provide care to our own loved ones.

Does my insurance cover Gum Contouring in Thailand?

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Whether medical insurance covers Gum Contouring in Thailand or not depends on the individual policy. Some policies cover the procedure, while others may not. It's important to check with your insurance provider to find out if Gum Contouring is covered and if there are any restrictions or limitations on coverage for medical procedures performed outside of your home country.

Some policies may require pre-authorization or pre-approval for medical procedures performed outside of your home country.

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