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Gum recontouring, also known as cosmetic gum shaping, is performed using a soft tissue laser. It is a specialized aesthetic procedure designed to reshape and enhance the appearance of the gumline. This technique offers a minimally invasive way to achieve a harmonious balance between teeth and gums, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

Procedure and Benefits:

  • Precision: The soft tissue laser allows for accurate and controlled removal of excess gum tissue, ensuring symmetrical and proportionate gumlines.
  • Minimally Invasive: The procedure is typically painless, and patients often experience minimal bleeding and discomfort.
  • Immediate Results: Gum recontouring with a soft tissue laser provides immediate visual improvement, revealing more of the tooth’s surface for an elongated appearance.
  • Faster Healing: The laser’s precision promotes quicker healing, reducing the risk of infection and discomfort.


  • Consultation: Our dentist and team evaluates your gumline and discusses your aesthetic goals with you to determine if gum recontouring is suitable.
  • Laser Reshaping: The soft tissue laser gently removes excess gum tissue, sculpting a more balanced and appealing gumline.
  • Symmetry and Balance: The procedure focuses on achieving even gum levels and enhancing the overall smile symmetry.
  • Healing: As the laser seals blood vessels during the procedure, healing is typically quicker and more comfortable.

Considerations and Aftercare:

  • Sensitivity: Patients may experience some sensitivity initially, but this usually subsides quickly.
  • Oral Hygiene: Maintaining good oral hygiene post-procedure supports proper healing and prevents infection.
  • Longevity: While gum recontouring is a permanent alteration, factors like aging and gum health can influence results over time.

If you want to reduce your “gummy smile” call 804-379-4483 and schedule a consultation with Dr. John Han to discover more about gum recontouring in Midlothian, Virginia.

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