Gingival Contouring is a procedure in which the gum line is adjusted to achieve a more normal looking or even smile. Many people may think they have a “gummy” smile, or their teeth are too short, when in reality they have regular sized teeth, their gum tissue is just covering them. Gingival contouring can repair this by removing some of this excess tissue.
Gingival contouring can also be beneficial for your oral health, as well as for cosmetic purposes. A person may choose this procedure to cover up exposed roots that may be unattractive and can cause sensitivity to the tooth.
The procedure for gingival contouring is very simple, painless and can be completed in one office visit using local anesthetic. A laser will be used to trim away the excess gum tissue, recontour and seal the excess gum tissue.