Treatment of Gummy Smile

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Some individuals may have excessive gum (or gingival tissue) exposure when they smile. This may be because of genetics and their skeletal formation, a tight (hypermobile) upper lip, or shorter teeth. Depending on the case, our periodontists can perform a crown lengthening procedure wherein they remove excess gum tissue and reposition it to create and expose more length in the teeth.

As it is considered a highly subjective diagnosis, some define gummy smile as showing more than 2 millimeters of upper gum when smiling.


  • Thorough examination of excessive gum tissue.
  • Removal and repositioning of excessive gum tissue surgically or with laser as indicated.
  • Home care instructions to prevent gum infection.

How Our Practice Helps

  • Comfort Care

    We treat every patient who walks through our door with the respect they deserve and provide a warm a welcoming environment for their consultation to determine the best periodontal treatment for their health and wellness.

  • Our Doctors

    Our periodontists have the same training and same vision in providing the highest standard of care and expertise for people suffering from gum disease issues to improve their oral health.

  • Expected Results

    We are consistently referred to and sought out for our exceptional perio care, having decades of proven patient results in successfully treating tooth and gum disease issues.