For patients who have excessive gum tissue, teeth can appear stubby. What you may not know is that beneath that overgrown soft tissue, your teeth are just waiting to be revealed! If you have a gummy smile, you may consult with your dentist about a gum lift, otherwise known as a gingivectomy.
This simple cosmetic procedure can be performed by soft tissue laser, Electrosurge or traditional surgery. Discuss your options and what to expect during the procedure with your dentist along with the outcome you want to achieve. The day of your procedure, the doctor mark your gum tissue, make sure that you're comfortable with anesthesia or sedation, and then precisely remove the excess soft tissue.