Pioneer Valley Periodontics



You may have asked your dentist how to improve a “gummy” smile because your teeth appear short.  Your teeth may be the proper length but they may be covered with too much gum tissue.  To correct this a procedure called a gingivectomy can be performed.

The procedure removes an overgrowth of gum tissue.

This reduces the space where bacteria can collect.  It should then be easier for you to keep teeth and gums clean. You will also have a less “gummy” smile.

This procedure can be done to one tooth, to even out your gum line or to several teeth to expose a natural broad smile.