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Periodontal Care and Dental Implants
Dr. Dante Tomaselli DMD

Gingival Recontouring (Gingivectomy)

A "Gummy smile" is referred to when the gum line appears to be creeping down over the teeth, making them appear short.  To correct a gummy smile, it is necessary to remove the excess gum tissue, therefore allowing more of the natural tooth surface to appear.  The procedure is sometimes performed using our dental laser.  For a visual description of the procedure, please watch the following video:

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