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Gum Recontouring – Winfield, KS

Correct an Uneven or Gummy Grin

Sometimes it’s not your teeth that make you feel insecure about your smile; it’s your gums. An excessive amount of gum tissue or an uneven gumline can make your teeth look far too short, leaving your grin looking less than dazzling. With gum recontouring, Dr. Parsons can help you transform your smile by strategically removing gum tissue from problem areas. If you think you might benefit from a gum recontouring procedure, please give us a call today.

Why Choose David C. Parsons DDS for Gum Recontouring?

  • Soft-Tissue Laser for Painless Treatments
  • Dentist with Over 4 Decades of Experience
  • Caring, Friendly Dental Team

What is Gum Recontouring?

Before and after pictures of smile; gum recontouring in Winfield, KS

Gum recontouring is when unneeded gum tissue is removed. It is a cosmetic treatment intended for people who have “gummy” smiles. While it can be performed with scalpels, nowadays we prefer to use state-of-the-art soft tissue lasers instead; this makes the recontouring process much more comfortable and reduces the amount of time that you will need to recover afterward.

Should I Consider Gum Recontouring?

Close-up of a man with a gummy smile

No cosmetic treatment is right for every patient, and gum recontouring in particular is designed to address a very specific kind of aesthetic issue. To determine whether gum recontouring is a good choice for you, we encourage you to schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Parsons today.

Signs that you have a gummy smile that can be corrected with gum recontouring include:

  • Seeing too much gum tissue when you smile.
  • Teeth that look unusually small.
  • An uneven gumline that covers some teeth more than others.
  • Gums that make certain teeth look misshapen.

What is the Gum Recontouring Process Like?

Female patient checking her smile in a handheld mirror

When gum recontouring is performed using a soft-tissue laser, there is typically no need to numb the mouth beforehand. We will gently remove the gum tissue in select areas of your mouth and reshape the gumline to be more aesthetically pleasing. The recontouring process can take about one to two hours; it depends on the extent of the procedure.

The use of a laser can help eliminate the need for sutures. That said, you will still need to give your mouth some time to recover after gum recontouring. Our team will give you advice for taking care of your grin while your gums are healing.