Gummy Smile Correction or Gum Recontouring

Gum recontouring is a procedure that corrects your smile by safely retracting an uneven gumline. This procedure is minimally invasive and is done with a limited risk of infection and less bleeding and cutting.

Our Family Dentistry of New Jersey doctors are highly trained in this practice, with over 30 years of experience. If you or a loved one are considering gum recontouring in Howell, NJ, contact us to schedule an appointment today.


Who Benefits From Gum Recontouring?

Gum recontouring can benefit patients whose gumline is too low (gummy smile). This procedure reshapes and restructures your gum tissue to even out your smile.

The reasons gums may be uneven are due to several factors, including:

  • Genetics.
  • Overgrowth while wearing braces.
  • Certain health problems.
  • Medication side effects.

Your gum reduction before and after pictures will reveal how this procedure enhances your smile by removing a large strip of gum tissue across the top and revealing more of your teeth.

Why Correct a Gummy Smile?

Gums that are too low on the teeth often create buildup along the gumline. Food particles may become trapped in tight places that you can't reach by brushing or flossing. Eventually, these pesky particles can result in unwanted bacteria and cause gum irritation, gingivitis or periodontal disease.

What to Expect During the Procedure

Unlike several other dental operations, gum recontouring is a simple procedure that only requires a single appointment. Even better, the results are permanent, as the gum tissue will not grow back.

At Family Dentistry of New Jersey, we perform gum recontouring with a laser. Laser gum contouring is gentle and provides more precision. The benefits of this procedure include:

  • Little to no bleeding, cuts or sutures: A laser will safely remove the gum tissue through evaporation while sealing off the remaining gum tissue.
  • Decreased risk of infection: The laser is designed to destroy bacteria as it evens out the gumline, providing the patient with a more sterile procedure.
  • Shorter recovery time: Laser gum recontouring does not require any cuts or sutures, resulting in a short healing time. You can resume your regular activities on the same day as your appointment.

Our team can meet your needs if you are looking for laser gum contouring near you.

Reach Out Today to Schedule a Consultation!

If you are interested in learning more about how gum recontouring can benefit you, schedule a consultation with our dentists today. In the initial appointment, we will examine the source of the problem and determine the best treatment route for you.

Family Dentistry of New Jersey is committed to you every step of the way. We understand any dental anxiety, financial concerns or emergency care you may experience. Please let us know how we can help you in your journey to a healthier smile.

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