If you want a beautiful smile, you need to have the ideal proportion of visible teeth and gums while smiling. But some people have excess gum tissues around the teeth, which can make the teeth look small. Individuals with an overly “gummy” smile may experience self-consciousness and anxiety about the quality of their teeth, which can negatively affect their quality of life. Dr. Rajpal uses cutting-edge laser technologies to remove excess gum tissues and help you achieve the most beautiful and proportional smile possible.

What is Laser Gum Contouring?

Healthy, well-proportioned gums act as a frame for beautiful teeth. Gums hold your teeth in place and protect the root of the tooth from damage and bacteria. However, excess gum tissue can hide otherwise beautiful teeth, creating an overly “gummy” smile that can make some people self-conscious. The traditional method of correcting excess gum tissue is by using a scalpel which can be painful and require a long recovery time.

With laser cosmetic gum surgery, we can create a more proportionate appearance to the teeth and gums by eliminating excess gum tissues that can make the teeth look small or uneven. The procedure involves using specialized lasers to eliminate excess gum tissues to reveal more of the patient’s teeth and create a more proportional and attractive smile. Dr. Rajpal has specialized in laser gum contouring for years and takes each patient’s mouth into careful consideration.

Who Needs Laser Gum Contouring?

You may consider the laser gum contouring procedure if you have a “gummy” smile, either because of genetic or age-related factors. If you’ve noticed that your gumline is creeping down and over your teeth, you can restore the optimal balance to your smile with gum contouring. Dr. Rajpal always personalizes her treatments according to your specific needs and goals. During your consultation, Dr. Rajpal will learn about your goals, examine your teeth, and determine if you’re a candidate for laser gum contouring.

Before & After Laser Gum Contouring

Benefits of Laser Gum Contouring


Laser gum-contouring involves the use of a specialized precision medical laser to get rid of excess gum tissues covering the front of the patient’s teeth. This laser technology allows precise shaping and removal of gum tissues and ensures a faster recovery time than scalpel treatment.


Laser gum contouring is a relatively simple procedure that only takes one office visit to complete. The procedure is so gentle that an anesthetic is not always required. The recovery process is almost immediate, with minimal post-op discomfort.


Whenever the body is opened up, you have to deal with an inherent risk of infections. But laser gum contouring doesn’t open up the body — the laser technology eliminates excess gum tissues without incisions, leading to a reduced risk of infection.


Gum contouring does not cause additional risks to your oral health. In fact, eating habits, speech, brushing, flossing, and ordinary dental care are not affected by the procedure. The process simply exposes more of the patient’s teeth for a more attractive smile.


Almost all patients who receive laser gum contouring are satisfied with teeth that appear bigger, brighter, and more aesthetically pleasing. Gum contouring is the most effective and reliable treatment for an overly “gummy smile.”


Laser gum contouring is a simple, in-office procedure that concludes within 30 to 60 minutes. There’s no pain or discomfort, and you can resume most of your daily activities immediately after the procedure — no harsh side effects or downtime.

Schedule a Consultation

Beverly Hills Dental Arts is a state-of-the-art dental practice specializing in smile makeovers and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Rajpal’s unique creative background and holistic approach to dentistry allow her to carefully craft the best smile for each patient. If you feel like you have an overly “gummy” smile, then laser gum contouring may be the perfect dental procedure to give you a confident smile! If you want to learn more about laser gum contouring and your treatment options, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Rajpal.

465 N. Roxbury Dr, Suite 701
Beverly Hills CA 90210

(310) 273-1199