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Gummy Smile

Miami Gum Recontouring

Do you have a gummy smile? We can help!

Do you avoid smiling to not show your gums? Are you curious about the cost of gum surgery? Laser gum surgery or Gingivectomy is a type of gum surgery used to reshape healthy gum tissue around teeth. This procedure requires gum cutting when there is too much gum tissue around your teeth. Most people don’t like how this gummy smile looks and want to have it removed. Biscayne Dental & Facial Aesthetics in Miami can help!

Benefits of Gummy Smile Treatment


  • Improves the aesthetics of the teeth
  • Makes small teeth look bigger


  • Requires a surgical procedure
  • In some cases, will require the reduction of bone and gum

Problems Associated with Gummy Smiles

Excess gum tissue around the teeth will make them look small. Additionally, this uneven gum line can make teeth and gums hard to keep clean. In severe cases, this condition can interfere with chewing and speech. Excess growth of gum tissue can be caused by certain medicines. Sometimes, however, there is no apparent cause.

Gum Reduction Procedure

Gingivectomy often is done simply to make gums look better. The gums may have an unusual shape or may not be formed normally. The causes can include a person’s genetics, disease or trauma. The laser gum surgery procedure reshapes the gums to make them look more natural.

Before your Biscayne Dental & Facial Aesthetics appointment, you should receive a thorough cleaning to remove any bacteria or tartar around the teeth. The gum contouring procedure does not hurt. On the day of the procedure, Top Miami dentist Dr. Hernandez will use a small amount of local anesthetic to numb the gums. The laser is used in these procedures to help cut and cauterize the tissues at the same time. With laser gum surgery, Dr. Julio Hernandez can be far more precise allowing a more esthetic result. The procedure usually takes between 15 to 30 minutes and is relatively painless.

For gummy smiles that require more than simple gum recontouring, a procedure called crown lengthening is performed. Crown lengthening is done by our in-house periodontist. This procedure requires a minimal reduction of gum and bone around the teeth. Although this procedure takes slightly longer to perform and requires sutures, the post-treatment discomfort is minimal and can be easily managed with prescription analgesics.

Care Instructions After Laser Gum Surgery

After the procedure, Biscayne Dental & Facial Aesthetics may give you prescriptions for pain medications and an antiseptic mouthwash. Post-treatment discomfort is usually minimal and lasts only a few hours to 1 to 2 days.

It is important that you follow our dentist’s recommendations and avoid spicy or acidic foods during the first week following the gum reduction procedure and maintain good oral hygiene.

To find out how to achieve your ideal smile, contact our offices today at (305) 224-1138. Our Miami gum recontouring specialists can help you feel more confident!

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