Are you feeling self-conscious or embarrassed by excessive gum tissue along your teeth, also known as a “gummy smile?” We can correct this with a gum reshaping procedure designed to make the gum-to-tooth ratio more proportional and create a more balanced smile. Gum reshaping is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses a soft tissue laser to gently recontour the gums.
A local anesthetic may be administered to minimize any pain and discomfort during treatment, although most patients say they do not experience any discomfort and can enjoy watching television during the procedure. The laser is targeted directly at the gums to reshape them and remove any excess tissue, without harming the teeth or other surrounding mouth tissue. Some swelling and bleeding may occur following the procedure, but this generally subsides quickly. Gum reshaping typically takes no more than one hour. Results are usually immediate, and most patients are able to return home immediately following the treatment, with little to no downtime. Let us help you feel confident and beautiful smiling again!