Gum Recontouring - Grove City Cosmetic Dentistry

Grove City Dentist Serving Columbus, Dublin, Hilliard, Ohio

Too much gum tissue can mask the appearance of your beautiful natural enamel. Uneven gums can also be a distracting feature that can impact the look of your pleasant smile. If you are self-conscious about the look of your gums, Dr. Raymond Sheridan offers a gum recontouring procedure that can restore balance to your smile and showcase your teeth in a more attractive way.

For a dramatic smile makeover, Dr. Sheridan often recommends combining gum recontouring with other cosmetic dentistry treatments such as porcelain veneers or teeth whitening.

The Electrosurgery Method

Gum recontouring, also called a gingivectomy, is perfect for patients who need slight to moderate gum reshaping. During an in-chair procedure, Dr. Sheridan uses a high-frequency electrical current to gently remove unwanted tissue. This “electrosurgery” is a very precise method for creating symmetry in the gumline and an advanced way to trim the gums compared to the instrument-based excision method used in the past. 


The gum recontouring procedure can usually be completed in just one visit. After treatment, no sutures are necessary. Healing time will vary by the individual but typically takes a few weeks. Dr. Sheridan will discuss all of the benefits and risks with you during your free gum recontouring consultation.

Gum Reshaping Candidates

Your gum tissue frames and supports the teeth. When the gums are misaligned, it can upset the aesthetic appeal of your entire smile and may even cause teeth to shift out of place. Even a small adjustment to your gum tissue can create a big smile appearance improvement.

However, gum recontouring is not recommended for men and women whose gums are red or swollen due to gingivitis or more advanced periodontal disease.

Gum recontouring is recommended for men and women with overgrown or uneven gum tissue. By removing the excess tissue, Dr. Sheridan is able to increase the amount of enamel displayed during a smile. You may actually have a very dynamic and stunning smile hiding below your uneven gums.

Please contact Sheridan Dental today to set up your no-charge gum reshaping consultation. Dr. Sheridan and his friendly team look forward to helping you achieve a smile you can be proud to show.  Serving patients in Columbus, Grove City, Hilliard, Dublin, Circleville, and throughout the surrounding Ohio areas.

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