Gingivoplasty is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the gums. It can be used to correct a number of problems, including:
- Gaps between the teeth
- An uneven gum line
- Receding gums
- Excess gum tissue
The surgery is usually performed by a periodontist, a dentist who specializes in the treatment of gum disease. The procedure is typically done using local anesthesia, and you can usually go home the same day.
Recovery from gingivoplasty takes about two weeks. During this time, it’s important to brush and floss your teeth gently to avoid irritating the gums. You may also need to take a pain reliever if you experience discomfort. After recovery, you should have a healthier and more attractive smile.