What Can Gum Contouring Do For My Smile?


The presence of excess gum tissue or uneven gum lines can leave teeth appearing small and misshapen. Duggan Dental Group offers safe and effective gum contouring to residents in Bay Shore, NY, to create a more proportionate, symmetrical smile. The procedure can be performed using nitrous oxide sedation to ensure that you are comfortable throughout treatment.

If you are looking for an experienced cosmetic dentist, Drs. Daniel P. Duggan and John E. Seylar have built a reputation for providing efficient, comfortable care that delivers lasting results.

Before and after gum contouring surgery

With a gum contouring procedure, your doctor can leave your smile looking larger and more proportionate. 

Benefits of Gum Contouring

Patients who undergo gum contouring at our Bay Shore dental practice can benefit from drastic and long-lasting cosmetic results. The advanced procedure uses a special laser that allows our doctors to artfully remove small amounts of tissue. The outpatient procedure is minimally invasive and most patients are able to return to work the day following treatment.

Patients who undergo this life-changing treatment can enjoy:

  • A more attractive, symmetrical smile
  • Predictable cosmetic results
  • Low risk for side effects or complications
  • A short recovery period
  • A fully customizable treatment

By undergoing this procedure with our doctors, patients can benefit from the knowledge that they are receiving expert care. Dr. Duggan is an active member in the International Congress of Oral Implantologist.

Am I a Candidate for Gum Contouring?

There are a wide range of reasons that our Bay Shore patients seek the life-changing results that gum contouring can offer. Excess gum tissue can cover large portions of the base of our front teeth. Another reason patients seek this treatment is to address uneven gums. Many people suffer from “gummy smiles” that leave their front teeth appearing short. If you have a gummy smile or an uneven gum line, one of our dentists can also customize a treatment plan that takes a conservative approach to re-contouring your gum line.

Even small alterations to your gum line can deliver drastic cosmetic results.

As with any cosmetic procedure, patients should be in good oral health and free of any signs of gum disease. During your consultation at our Bay Shore dental practice, one of our friendly doctors will ensure that you have adequate healthy gum tissue to undergo this straightforward procedure. If you have early, mild, or advanced stages of gum disease or periodontitis, our dental team offers cleanings and gum disease treatments that can re-establish your gum health and improve your candidacy for a contouring procedure. 

How Does Gum Contouring Work?

Our dental team regularly performs this safe and effective cosmetic treatment. Before your procedure begins, your gums will be numbed using local anesthesia. Our office offers nitrous oxide sedation to allow patients to relax throughout their treatment. Once you are fully comfortable, one of our doctors will remove small amounts of excess gum tissue using a special laser. The advanced laser device allows our doctors to remove gum tissue while reducing bleeding and risk for complications.

Your gums may be tender or sore immediately after treatment. We recommend that patients return home for a full day of rest. Most of our patients experience full recovery from laser gum contouring after several days.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Even small alterations to your gum line can deliver drastic cosmetic results. Our office also offers CareCredit® financing to help patients afford treatment. To schedule your gum contouring treatment, please contact our office online or call (631) 586-6300. 

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