The Downside of Gingivoplasty

Gingivoplasty – 4 Risks To Your Memorable Smile

Bil Watson

When you want to enhance the look of your “gummy” smile, dentist offices will often offer a procedure called gingivoplasty.

When you have a less than stellar smile, such as a “gummy” smile, it can really stunt your confidence and hold back from spreading the cheer

As the MOST recognized facial expression, your smile matters.

No only does smiling make you happier, but it also spreads good vibes to others.

Luckily, there is a way to take back your smile and get a glowing grin!

Let’s take a closer look at what gingivoplasty is, it’s helpful upsides, it’s disastrous downsides, as well as your best option to finally get a better and brighter smile.

What Is Gingivoplasty?

Gingivoplasty, is the surgical reshaping of gum tissue around the teeth and is a purely cosmetic procedure for enhancing one’s smile.

When the gum tissue is not formed normally or has an unusual shape, gingivoplasty makes gums look more natural. The abnormalities can be caused by a person’s genes, trauma, or diseases.

This involves either removing excessive tissue by trimming the gums back or adding tissue to  the gum line by using a gum graft. A laser or scalpel will even out the gum lines with a supreme level of precision. 

What is a Gingivoplasty Procedure?

As you have previously read, gingivoplasty is the surgical reshaping of healthy gum tissue for cosmetic reasons. A person may choose to get a gingivoplasty to:

  • Create more attractive gums
  • Fix a “gummy smile”
  • Help shape grafted gums
  • Rebuild gums damaged by disease

While there are benefits to having a gingivoplasty, it is still a surgery… and as with any surgery, there are drawbacks you need to be aware of.


How Painful is Gingivoplasty?

Some of the top questions regarding receiving gingivoplasty are the pain and risks associated with the procedure. 

  1. Pain
    • Often described as tolerable, with most of the pain happening after the appointment is over and the numbing has worn off.
    • Most patients associate minimal pain with laser or scalpel gingivectomy.
    • Recovery involves wearing a periodontal dressing for 7-10 days after your procedure.
  2. Risks
    • Depending on the state of your mouth at the time of the procedure, inflammation from previous dental work or chronic health issues must be taken into consideration to avoid an uneven outcome.
    • When inflamed the dentist shapes the gum next to normal gum tissue, this increases the risk of incomplete removal of gum tissue.
    • Secondary surgeries may be needed to correct issues.
    • Infection is possible. During recovery you should be careful what you eat and keep your mouth as clean as possible. 

For those that suffer from dental phobia or dental anxiety, repeated dental visits trigger and heighten these conditions. For individuals suffering with less than satisfactory smiles, depression can fluctuate knowing the risks involved in having gum surgery.

If you are someone considering a gingivectomy, there are other options your dentist may educate you on as alternatives to traditional dental and smile correction. Or you can take matters into your own hands and avoid ALL of the pain and risks of gingivoplasty.

Let us introduce you to the future of smile design…

PressOn Veneers

The Best Way To A Brighter & Whiter Smile

You can unlock your smile’s potential with Lab Direct custom removable veneers from Brighter Image Lab!

Our product can take the place of long healing and tedious aftercare needed after a gingivoplasty. For gummy smiles, we also provide long terms results. We know that our customized veneers are sustainable and cost effective compared to traditional dental visits and in-office cosmetic dental appointments.

Check out these incredible reasons why removable veneers are a great alternative to a gingivectomy to make your smile sparkle:

  • Enhances esthetics
  • Whitens & brightens teeth
  • Lengthens small teeth
  • Reshapes smile
  • Highlights your smile
  • Increases confidence
  • Fills unsightly gaps
  • Covers stains
  • Alters the look of teeth

Furthermore, you can easily take the first step in creating your custom veneers from the comfort of your couch because there is no need to visit a dentist. We ship all of the materials you need to get started directly to your house

No matter what type of result you are looking for, your dental dreams can come true with Brighter Image Lab.

Our custom molds prevent over exaggerated dental costs for non-oral health threatening treatments.

You really can bring your smile to its ultimate level… without paying $20,000+ for a cosmetic smile makeover.

Let us introduce you to the life changing magic of removable dental veneers.

Join us as we welcome you to the future of smile design.

Come see how we can improve your smile in a way that you never thought imaginable, without a gingivoplasty. You truly owe it to yourself to consider PressOn Veneers at

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