Gingival Recontouring

Your smile is one of the first things others notice about you. If you feel that one of the descriptions below matches how you feel about your own smile, talk to your Dental Health Associates dentist to find the right solution for you.

Gummy Smile / Uneven Gum Line

Gingival Recontouring Madison WI"My gums show too much when I smile or talk."

During this procedure (gingivectomy or crown lengthening), your Dental Health Associates periodontist or dentist will remove excess gum tissue to expose more of the crown of the tooth. This procedure may involve the use of laser and local anesthetic to numb the tissue. Your gum line may also be sculpted to give your smile a more uniform look. See more in our periodontal section.

Long Teeth/Exposed Roots

"My teeth seem too long. I think they make me look old."

Gum recession can cause a tooth root to become exposed, making your teeth appear too long. Whether caused by tooth brushing, abnormal mouth habits, or periodontal disease, exposed roots can be sensitive to temperatures and touching, and are more prone to further toothbrush abrasion or wear. Soft tissue grafts maybe able to cover the root surfaces, reduce further gum recession, and protect against root surface decay. See more in our periodontal section.