Gummy smiling laser treatment

Allows to trim away excess gum tissue through a quick and relatively painless process

A smile is considered a “gummy smile” if a significant amount of gingival tissue (gums) can be seen as a person smiles. Although a gummy smile is considered a normal variation of human anatomy, many people with gummy smiles are very self-conscious when smiling. Fortunately, these smiles can be corrected with simple dental procedures.

Correcting a gummy smile can be accomplished by simple laser procedures. Laser gum treatment allows for Dt. Rasime Basat Keleş to trim away excess gum tissue through a quick and relatively painless process. By trimming away the excess gum tissue, more tooth is revealed which yields a fuller smile with less gum showing. This gum reshaping or tissue sculpting can even out misshaped gum lines, gum infections, mouth sores or small unsightly gum discolorations. The laser technology also reduces bleeding and swelling during and after treatment which translates to less time recovering post-surgery, and more time enjoying your days.

For, simple, cosmetic gum lifts a local anesthetic is applied to numb the gum area to be treated. The laser is then used to remove excess tissue and create better symmetry around your teeth. The laser is also very effective in killing any bacteria living in your gum pockets.

A laser gum contouring procedure typically requires one to two hours of time depending on the total treatment area. Some minor gum irritation may occur, but typically dissipates within 24 to 72 hours of treatment.


Laser Gingivectomy can be used for patients with gummy smiles or short teeth. Through the removal of excess gums or the gingival tissue the teeth seem longer and so a nicer smile is achieved. This treatment does not require anesthesia.

Laser Gingivoplasty is done simply to make gums look better. Gums with unusual shape or which are not formed normally may require such treatment. By laser the gum tissues in excess are cut, the irregularities reshaped and the unattractive gums contoured. Also, the use of laser equipment minimizes bleeding and the end result of the procedure finishes in the scalloped border of the normal gingival that has been recreated.

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