Improving Gum Appearance

When you smile, do you feel like you show too much of your gum tissue? Having a disproportionate tooth-to-gums ratio can have just as big of an impact on your smile’s appearance as your teeth.

Gum Recontouring for Gummy Smiles

At Painfree Dentistry, located in Paramatta, Dr Elie Alam and his highly skilled team of dentists provide a solution with gingival recontouring with a soft-tissue laser that offers both fast healing and comfort for your procedure.

Reveal Your Beautiful Teeth

Using a laser light point, your cosmetic dentist will remove excess tissue to reveal more of the tooth, making your teeth look longer, and your gums look more natural. The dental laser both removes excess gum tissue and seals the blood vessels for a fast recovery time. While the treatment sounds complex, it is quite simple for a skilled cosmetic dentist versed in soft-tissue laser treatment.

Gingival recontouring can also be a beneficial treatment to complement dental crowns and veneers or as part of a full smile makeover plan.

Injections to Relax the Upper Lip

woman after gummy smile procedure in parramattaIn some cases, an overactive upper lip can reveal more of the gums than is typical. When excess gum tissue is not present, facial rejuvenation injections can provide excellent results but will require ongoing treatment to maintain results.

Ready to Address Your Gummy Smile?

Our professional and friendly team awaits your call. We are available to answer any questions and to arrange a booking to see if gummy smile treatment is right for you.

At Painfree Dentistry, we offer our patients the latest treatment. One of the solutions we provide for gum disease is a gingivectomy. This is a simple gum surgery that can help remove infected gum. It is also used to reshape the gums.


What Is a Gingivectomy?

A gingivectomy is a procedure performed to treat gum disease, and it can also be used to change the height or width of a tooth. A dentist who is trained in periodontal surgery will remove the gum that has any issues. The surgery may be used to treat gum disease if it can’t be cured with antibiotics.

Gingivectomy Procedure

The procedure can be performed with a scalpel or laser. The tissue that is infected or excessive will be trimmed off. Then the remaining gums will be reattached with stitches. After the stitches, the area will be cleaned with a special rinse. You will be given local anaesthetic pain relief for the procedure. The goal of the procedure is to remove and/or reshape gum tissues to remove the pockets in between the gums and teeth.

When the gingivectomy has been completed, a surgical dressing will be applied to the area, and it will be left there for around a week. Antibacterial mouthwash can also be used to help the gums heal.


You will need check-ups after the procedure to ensure that the gums are healing properly. Your dentist will want to see you every three months, and then it will be reduced to twice a year. Generally, patients can go back to their normal oral care routine in a month or less. The surgery may only cause minor discomfort, and you can take medication such as ibuprofen if you experience any pain after the procedure. Swelling may also occur, but this can be minimized with ice. You can use a reusable ice bag, wrap it in a towel and then apply it to the area. After a gingivectomy, you should only eat soft foods while your gums are healing. You should also only drink cool drinks. Your dentist will advise you on food, drink and other things that should be avoided.

Benefits of a Gingivectomy

A gingivectomy can be very beneficial for patients. As the infected gum tissue has been removed, it can stop the disease-causing any more damage. Your gums can begin to heal and will be healthy and better than ever before. With this procedure and regular cleaning, you can maintain great teeth and gums for years to come. It is a successful way to combat server periodontal disease.

So if you are interested in gum contouring in Parramatta, please give us a call on (02) 8381 1920. Our well-designed practice is located at 77 Marion St Harris Park NSW 2150.