If you have a “gummy” smile, Dr. Smith can provide you with cosmetic gum reshaping to remove the excess gum tissue and even out your gum line. Also known as gingivectomy or crown lengthening, gum reshaping is often performed for both cosmetic and health reasons.

A “gummy” smile is one in which your teeth appear too short, your gums look bulky, or it looks like your gum tissue extends too far over your teeth. In the past, this procedure required our periodontist to use a scalpel to cut away the excess gum tissue. Thanks to advances in dentistry, we can now perform this procedure with a laser instead. This makes your treatment faster, and more comfortable, minimizing your pain during the procedure and giving you a quicker recovery time afterwards.

Dr. Smith will provide you with an anesthetic before beginning your gum reshaping treatment. He will then use the laser to gently trim away the excess gum tissue and even out your gum line to give you a healthier and more beautiful smile. Your treatment can typically be completed in just one visit to our office.

We welcome you to contact our office to learn more about cosmetic gum reshaping in and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Smith.