Gingival recontouring or gingival sculpting is the cosmetic dental treatment procedure of reshaping the gum (gingival) tissue around your teeth which can significantly improve your smile and your oral health.
To achieve healthy and natural-looking gums with gingival sculpting, we use a minimally invasive laser method done in our Chattanooga, TN office to remove and re-sculpt irregular or unnecessary gingival tissue.
Often we perform reshaping of gum tissue for cosmetic reasons. It can change that “gummy” smile in just one visit. It can also help uncover part of the teeth to improve the shape of small, stubby teeth. Some people have a lopsided smile line, simply because of excess gingival tissue. This too is easily fixed with gingival recontouring.
Gingival recontouring can also be used to help people maintain better oral health. Deep gingival pockets retain plaque and bacteria. When these pockets are too deep for a patient to maintain with proper home care, we can reduce these pockets with this simple one visit procedure. Eliminating these pockets with gingival recontouring prevents further progression of periodontal bone loss.