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Gum Recontouring

Gum Recontouring

Gums that rest too low on the teeth can cause a smile to appear uneven. If you have a “gummy smile” and are unhappy with its appearance, gum recontouring can be performed to correct the shape of the gum tissue.

The Procedure

  • Gum recontouring is a cosmetic procedure that is done to remove excess gum tissue and improve the appearance of a person’s smile.
  • During the procedure: A local anesthetic is applied prior to the surgery so that there is minimal pain or discomfort. A soft tissue laser is used to quickly and gently trim and reshape the gum tissue.
  • The entire procedure usually takes about an hour or less and is done in-office.

For questions about gum recontouring surgery or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office.