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Gummy Smile


A gummy smile can affect a person’s self-confidence. The teeth may be straight, but there is just too much gum showing. This excessive gum display often results in teeth appearing to be very short. To correct this, one of our cosmetic dentistry services, a Gingivectomy procedure, can be performed at Dental Essence in Essendon.


Local anaesthetic is used, and either a scalpel or a soft tissue laser is used to cut or vaporise the gums. Both methods work, and there is minimal discomfort afterwards. Success rates for this procedure are quite high.



This procedure is done in one visit; however with all surgical procedures we have follow up review appointments to make sure the healing is occurring.