Gum tissue is important for the support of your teeth and for the appearance of your smile. However, too much tissue can become problematic. Thick or excessively overgrown gum tissue that covers the upper portion of the teeth makes them appear too short and makes your smile look uneven. Excessive gum tissue can be caused by certain medications, the height of the underlying bone in relation to the teeth, or the inflammatory effects of gum disease.
We can successfully eliminate excess gum tissue with an in-office surgical procedure known as a gingivectomy.