It is recommended for patients who stand out due to a gummy smile. This means when they smile the amount of gum they show is very noticeable.
The technique required for this procedure requires using a scalpel with incisions to the gum and soft tissues to achieve a more proportionate and aesthetic smile.
In addition to cutting soft tissue in some cases it is necessary to perform an osteotomy or re-contouring of the bone. This is performed in cases where the bone is located very close to the gum.
This gum surgery treatment is performed with local anesthesia and sutures.