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Laser Gum Contouring

Laser Gum Contouring

A fast fix for “gummy” or crooked smiles.

A great smile isn’t only just about great teeth.  Some people have too much gum tissue (a “gummy” smile), or their gums may be uneven (a “crooked” smile). Either way, gum surgery can make a big difference.lgsimage

“Gummy” smiles are caused by an overgrowth of gum tissue, which dominates the mouth, making the teeth seem almost secondary in appearance. This can be due to our genetics or caused by certain health problems or medications.  It can also occur while a patient is receiving orthodontic treatment.

“Crooked” smiles can be caused by uneven gums as well as crooked teeth. Gum surgery, together with other dental procedures, can turn a crooked smile into a beautiful one.

Gum plastic surgery uses a diode laser, which vaporizes unnecessary or unsightly gum tissue with pinpoint accuracy. Most procedures take just a few minutes, and patients can usually return to work and normal activities the same day.


There are times in which unnecessary and or unwanted tissue is connecting the muscle of the lips along with the tongue (tongue tied).  In these cases, the same laser can be used to remove the undesired tissue to improve esthetics and function.


Please call our office today at 206-323-0990 or you may email us at to request an appointment.