About Gum Recontouring
The contour of the gums can greatly affect the shape and overall symmetry of a patient's teeth. This is why, at Emigh Dental Care, we offer gum recontouring to improve disproportionate gums. Often referred to as periodontal plastic surgery or gum sculpting, this procedure utilizes modern laser technology to gently and effectively alter the shape of the patient's gums, shaping down the excess gum tissue in the case of having overly large gums that make the teeth appear smaller. Typically, this procedure is performed for cosmetic reasons, but in some cases, it may be necessary to improve medical issues such as gum disease. If patients are interested in learning more about how this procedure can help them, they are invitied to call our Long Beach, CA, office today.
"The front staff at Emigh Dental Care is very friendly and welcoming. There's even water and apple juice while you wait. The waiting room is open and comfy! There's also ample parking in the parking structure! I had my first examination with Dr. Reel today. She was warm, open and friendly! Freddy, the DA escorted me back to the exam room and explained everything thoroughly. I did share that I was worried about my teeth because I haven't had dental care in about 3 years (no dental insurance). After 3 years with no dental care, I have just 1 cavity. After seeing Dr. Reel, Freddy took me to see hygienist, Tammy. Like Dr. Reel, Tammy was warm and friendly. She explained all the things that were to come for my cleaning and the importance of flossing. On 9/17 my 2 year old son and husband saw Dr. Todd. Dr. Todd thoroughly answered all our questions re: jaw surgery for my husband and referred him to an orthodontist. Although my 2 year old son didn't cooperate by opening his mouth, Dr. Todd was able to entertain and make my son feel comfortable. Maybe next time, Dr. Todd will get to take a look at my son's teeth. I look forward to getting my cavity fixed and my next cleaning. Thanks Emigh Dental Care!"- N.S. / Yelp / Sep 21, 2018
"I highly recommend Emigh Dental. I have been coming to this office my entire life as well as most of my family and extended family. The entire staff is amazing. The hygienists are gentle, and Dr. Pat and Dr. Todd are seriously the best. My kids actually look forward to their visits."- J.G. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2018
"Very good experience in this dental. I had a deep teeth cleaning yesterday. The dentist was very gentle,she didn't hurt me at all."- Z.M. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2018
"Emigh Dental Care is hands down the best Dental facility I have been to! The atmosphere is friendly, clean and comfortable. Bailey, my dental hygienist, is professional, kind and always does an amazing job!! Dr. Pat has a very professional and friendly demeanor. He thoroughly explained everything to me and made sure I was comfortable. I'm so happy to find them, thank you for your excellent care!!!"- A.H. / Yelp / Sep 16, 2018
"This place truly knows the meaning of customer service, I'm very impressed by the professionalism of the staff. I'm a new client and had to have a filling replaced that had fallen out of one of my back molars. I had an issue at my first visit, the first time they tried to refill it (it took two tries in the office) and then it fell out again, about an hour after I got home. When I came back to get it refilled again, I was not comfortable having the same dentist working on it because she had trouble getting it right the first time. I asked to see someone else. When I came back I was taken care of by Dr. Todd. He was very pleasant and made me feel at ease as soon as I arrived. He's an extremely caring person and more than qualified to fix this hard to fill filling. He not only fixed my tooth but he reassured me that the other dentist was also more than qualified to help me, but that he wanted to make sure I felt comfortable with the service I received. I absolutely love this place and how they treated me, they never made me feel weird for asking for another dentist to fix the issue. If you are searching for excellent dentists who provide impeccable care in a clean and friendly environment with a staff that really values the concept of customer service, I highly recommend the good people at Emigh Dental Care. I like them so much that I referred my fiancé to them too. Try Emigh Dental Care, you will not be disappointed."- S.V. / Yelp / Sep 13, 2018
What to Expect
Before the procedure, our dentists will use a local anesthesia to numb the areas being treated. Other sedation options may be added depending on the extent of the procedure and the patient's anxiety level. Once patients are prepped, our dentists will fix an uneven gum line or gummy smile by removing the excess gum tissue as needed and then sculpting the gum line to look natural and even, sometimes using a borrowed gum graft from the roof of the patient's mouth if necessary.
After a gum recontouring procedure, patients will feel some discomfort and swelling. Gum recontouring generally only takes one day for recovery, and patients are advised to consume soft food and liquids for several days. Patients should contact our office immediately if they have an allergic reaction or if they have discomfort and swelling for more than 48 hours after their procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Day
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In Office
Even, Healthy Gums
Do you have a gummy smile or an uneven gum line? Reveal a beautiful, healthy smile with gum recontouring at our office to change the size and shape of your gums. Our dentists at Emigh Dental Care will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that yields stunning results.