What is a Gummy Smile?

Do your hide your gums? Are you self-conscious about your smile? Dr. Mark Sowell can expertly treat a gummy smile in his Plano, TX dental office. A gummy smile, also known as excessive gingival display, is a dental concern that occurs when the gum line is larger than normal. If you have a gummy smile, it is most likely due to improper eruption, which means that your teeth are partially obscured by your gums. This makes the teeth appear smaller. Dr. Sowell helps his patients enhance their smiles with cosmetic dental treatment so that the ratio of teeth to gums is properly balanced.

Gummy Smile in Plano, Texas

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry for a Gummy Smile

Dr. Sowell uses laser dentistry to treat gummy smiles. Dental lasers:

  • Promote quick healing
  • Are painless
  • Do not require sutures or drilling
  • Minimize the need for anesthesia
  • Are non-invasive
  • Do not make loud noises

Dr. Sowell can provide quick and seamless treatment to his patients using dental lasers. Laser dentistry is particularly beneficial for patients with dental anxiety as it is a painless and quiet treatment method.

Reshaping a Gummy Smile

Gum reshaping treatment can be performed in just one dental visit to Dr. Sowell’s office. You can discuss your concerns about your gummy smile with Dr. Sowell so he can plan your laser dental treatment.

Dr. Sowell uses a WaterLase dental laser, which can lift and reshape the gum line. This technology may require little to no anesthesia as it can provide painless treatment. The WaterLase uses a laser and stream of water to cut the gum tissue and contour the gums. Laser dentistry is safe for patients, and Dr. Sowell provides his patients with glasses to protect their eyes during treatment. Patients also do not have to worry about gum regrowth following their procedure. The WaterLase dental laser removes excess gum tissue precisely to create a natural-looking end result.

Schedule a Dental Consultation

Enhance the look of your teeth and gums with gummy smile treatment today. If you are a new patient, call (972) 382-6855. Current patients may call (972) 931-0090. You may also request a dental appointment with Dr. Sowell on our website.