Oftentimes, our patients experience excessively “gummy” smiles that they find unattractive. Other times, patients may have just one tooth that seems shorter due to excessive gum tissue. There are numerous options to address such cases, some of which are extremely quick, easy, and certainly comfortable. In more extreme cases, the solution, though achievable, can involve the use of specialty procedures that involve referring patients to our periodontal specialist.

Cosmetic gum recontouring, also known as a gingivectomy, is a simple treatment that can oftentimes be performed with a dental laser. At Designing Smiles PSC, Dr. Dennis Jenkins uses a state-of-the-art dental laser to ensure that your treatment is as effective and comfortable as possible. By using a dental laser, we can eliminate unwanted tissue in a more controlled manner, thus removing that which is detracting from an otherwise normal tooth or smile.

In most cases, our dentist can perform these procedures in one visit. Afterwards, the healing time is typically no more than a few days, and patients experience minimal to no discomfort.

If you have questions regarding the gums around a tooth or teeth in your smile, please feel free to call 812-246-3386 for a consultation about gum recontouring in Sellersburg, Indiana, and to explore your treatment possibilities.