Custom Gum Contouring with a State-of-the-art Laser

If you are bothered by a "gummy smile," you may be a candidate for gum contouring at our Statesboro, GA, practice. Our diode laser will allow your dentist to remove precise amounts of excess tissue with minimal discomfort and no downtime, creating a beautiful frame for your smile. Gum contouring is also a good treatment option if you have an uneven gum line. At Dr. McGibony & Associates, we use advanced technology to provide high-quality cosmetic dental care.

Is Gum Contouring Right for You?

Excess gum tissue can obscure your teeth, making them appear unusually small. Gum contouring addresses these cosmetic concerns. Gum contouring can also effectively reshape an uneven gumline. Though uneven gums will not affect your oral health, they can make your smile appear unhealthy and imbalanced.

Before recommending gum contouring, our dentists will evaluate your overall oral health. Gum disease is a chronic condition that may limit your candidacy for treatment. However, after appropriate periodontal care, you may qualify for gum contouring.  

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We offer treatment to enhance the frame of your smile by removing excess gum tissue.

The Gum Contouring Procedure

During your consultation, your dentist will carefully plan your treatment. Together, you will determine exactly how much tissue to remove to achieve optimal results. When you are ready to begin the procedure, your dentist will numb your gums with local anesthesia. Then, he or she will use a diode laser to remove excess gum tissue. The laser seals blood vessels during treatment, so your dentist will not need to place any stitches. Today's advanced technology makes gum contouring simple, fast, and effective. The entire treatment can be completed in just one office visit.

Our diode laser will allow your dentist to remove excess gum tissue with minimal discomfort and no downtime, creating a beautiful frame for your smile.

In many cases, we combine gum contouring with other cosmetic treatments, such as porcelain veneers or teeth whitening, to provide a complete smile makeover.

Benefits of Gum Contouring

Though your dentist will work very conservatively, gum contouring can have a tremendous impact on your appearance. After your treatment, your smile may appear bigger, younger, and healthier. Removing excess gum tissue can create a more symmetrical gumline and balance the overall proportions of your face. These results may bolster your self-confidence and encourage you to show off your beautiful new smile more often.

Our soft tissue diode laser also offers a number of benefits. As the laser seals off blood vessels during treatment, you will experience little discomfort and negligible bleeding and inflammation. Additionally, the laser is incredibly precise: your dentist can remove a very small amount of tissue to achieve the personalized results you desire. Finally, the laser eradicates bacteria, minimizing any risk of infection and even helping to improve existing gingivitis. 

Schedule a Consultation with One of Our Dentists

Contact Dr. McGibony & Associates today to learn more about gum contouring and our advanced laser technology. Together we will develop a treatment plan to design a smile that you are proud of.