Gingival plastic surgery, commonly known as gum contouring or gum reshaping, is a surgical procedure performed in dentistry to improve the health and appearance of the gums. It involves various techniques, including gum volume restoration, root coverage, gum tissue reshaping, and removal of excess gum tissue.

The procedure is typically carried out under local anesthesia in a dental office. Gingival plastic surgery is indicated for various conditions, including gum recession, root exposure, post-implant placement gum problems, and gummy smiles.

The post-operative healing process can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks, depending on the type of procedure performed.

Common risks include allergic reactions and recurrence of gum problems.

It’s important to follow the dentist’s instructions and inform them of your medical history to minimize risks and ensure successful recovery.