Gum Reshaping

Uncover A Healthier, Balanced Smile

  • Get fast & pain-free laser treatment
  • Visit a periodontist with 25+ years of experience
  • Balance out your teeth-to-gum ratio

Smile Confidently With Gum Reshaping in St. Petersburg

A beautiful smile has several attributes, such as an even balance of teeth and gums. If you show more gums than teeth, you may have what’s called a “gummy smile.” In that case, your greatest asset may not be as attractive as you’d like. If you are tired of people seeing your gums instead of your teeth when you smile, gum reshaping in St. Petersburg can help.

With this treatment, you will:

  • Trust that your gums are in excellent shape
  • Benefit from advanced techniques and technologies
  • Feel confident about your overall appearance
  • Show your teeth instead of your gums when you smile
  • Reduce your risk for tooth decay and gum infections

Call 727-732-3173 for a consultation. Dr. Crawford would love to help you love your smile!

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Eliminate Your Gummy Smile With Painless Laser Treatment

While a gummy smile is often a cosmetic issue, it can be a sign of oral health problems. Inflamed or swollen gums can give your smile a gummy appearance. That’s why it’s so important to see a periodontist for this procedure. Dr. Crawford has over 25 years of experience in gum care. When you visit him for this treatment, he’ll ensure your gums are healthy first. If you have gum disease, he may recommend periodontic treatment to restore your dental health.

Once your gums are in good condition, Dr. Crawford can move forward with your gum reshaping treatment. He uses a special laser to remove excess tissue and even out your gumline. As opposed to traditional techniques, it will:

  • Avoid the use of incisions or stitching
  • Be practically painless
  • Allow you to heal more quickly after the procedure
  • Usually take only one appointment
  • Seal your gums comfortably

While this is a painless technique, our team understands if you are nervous. Sedation options are available through laughing gas or oral sedation. You can also cozy up in our heated massage chairs with a blanket and pillow.

To learn more about gum reshaping in St. Petersburg or to make an appointment, call 727-732-3173. You can also ​​schedule online.

Commonly Asked Questions About Gum Reshaping/Gummy Smile Treatment
What is a gummy smile?

A gummy smile is a condition where excessive gum tissue is displayed when smiling. It can be caused by inflamed gums, short teeth, genetics, a short upper lip, a lip that goes too high when smiling, and other factors. We can use laser treatments to painlessly, quickly, and accurately remove excess gum tissue, without the need for scalpels or sutures.

Is gum reshaping painful?

Laser gum contouring is virtually painless and involves minimal bleeding and swelling. Most patients only require local anesthesia to numb the area. However, sedation options are available if needed. We can provide laughing gas or oral sedation, depending on your level of anxiety.

What is the recovery time for gum reshaping?

Patients can usually return to normal activities immediately after the procedure. Some minor swelling and discomfort may occur, but these typically resolve within a few days. Dr. Crawford will provide detailed post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.