Gum Reshaping in New York City, NY

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Gum reshaping, also known as periodontal reshaping, is performed in order to expose more of the tooth by removing excess soft tissue. This is often performed to reduce a "gummy smile." Gum reshaping does more than give you a more appealing smile, however; it can also improve oral health by reducing areas where bacteria like to linger. By eliminating some of this area, it reduces your chances of developing issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, and infections in the mouth. To learn more about gum reshaping in New York, NY, contact East Village Dental Center today.

Gum contouring is often performed when an individual does not like the ratio of gums to tooth visible when smiling, speaking, or something else. If you want to correct the look of your smile by reducing the amount of visible gum you have, you may be a good candidate for this procedure. You may also be a good candidate for this procedure if you struggle with or are more prone to oral infections or gum disease. If you are interested in gum reshaping, give our Manhattan East Village location a call to meet with one of our periodontal dentists.

Update [3/23/2023]: The office manager called me and assured me they will note my concerns and look to conduct better care of patients moving forward. I felt she was sincere and have since updated my review. I hope they continue to work on their patient care / Customer service as they are a vital health care facility in the community. Updated 1/30/2023 - Not sure what’s happened at East Village Dental however I think it’s a change in the management team that handles customer service. While they have updated the way they conduct business when you call they rarely pick up the phone, they do not return calls, they don’t have an emergency line for concerns post surgery. After an uncovering I developed canker sores and called them for a follow up they told me they’d call me back and instead I went the entire weekend in pain (see attached photo at your discretion). I did use warm water and salt to soothe the area but maybe they could have prescribed something to alleviate the pain which led to several days of headaches. There was little concern about my pain/discomfort which I’m very surprised from a place that I really liked and highly recommended just 1-2 years ago. After my crowns are in place I’m not sure I’ll go to them for a cleaning letting alone any serious oral surgery. Until they get a team that’s actually concerned about the customer/Patient stay away from EVD.

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Excellent communication and kind staff. I have been coming here for ten years and I'm always kindly greeted, and well informed on the treatment expected. Highly recommended if you haven't found that dental clinic that leaves you feeling like that's the one. They are very professional and very efficient, as well as very accommodating. Cheerio

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Excellent communication and kind staff. I have been coming here for ten years and I’m always kindly greeted, and well informed on the treatment expected. Highly recommended if you haven’t found that dental clinic that leaves you feeling like that’s the one. They are very professional and very efficient, as well as very accommodating. Cheerio

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A wonderful practice! Both in their care and bedside manner, East Village Dental Center delivers ideal experiences. They’ve been serving my family and the community at large for many years. The receptionists are so nice and welcoming. The hygienist hooked me up with a painless cleaning and the doc was lovely. One can witness how imperative the reception desk being bilingual is here and how courtesy, a smile, cleanliness and quality care are so important to the diverse demographic that surrounds this gem. It’s walking distance for me, but I’d travel here if it wasn’t! Bravo!

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Let me start by saying this dental office is for the community 100%, they are transparent about pricing from the moment you talk to them unlike many dentists in the area which I appreciated! Vanessa and Christine are funny , sweet, honest and understanding ! They took my concerns and budget seriously. Never met receptionists that are compassionate until these two! They squeezed me last minute ( literally) in and the dentist whose name was Amish was so informative and explained my crown procedure. Thank you all!! See you soon !! My two sisters get services here now I see why! 💚💚💚

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Gum contouring is performed in our New York City office. We utilize local anesthesia to help keep you comfortable during this procedure. We will start by cleaning and drying your teeth. Then we will use a state-of-the-art handheld laser to slowly cut away excess gum tissue. This process will be repeated until we provide a balanced gumline. The laser will seal the gums as it works, so bleeding is often minimal during treatment. Once finished, we'll clean your gums and you can get back to your normal everyday routine.

After your treatment, we'll provide you with a list of at-home care instructions. This will help you know how to properly clean your gums after treatment, as well as minor things about what you should or shouldn't avoid while you heal. If there are signs of an infection, we may prescribe you an antibiotic. It's likely that your gums may be somewhat swollen and red for a few weeks — this is normal, and you can expect this to subside slowly over time. Brushing and flossing can help ease the swelling and redness as well. It's important to maintain your routine appointments at our office so we can continue to monitor the health and wellness of your gums and other areas of your mouth.

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Gum reshaping is typically considered a cosmetic treatment, so it's not usually covered by insurance. We will review your insurance policy and contact your insurance company to better understand your plan and see how we can maximize your benefits. We want to make it as easy as possible to achieve the smile you deserve, so we accept a variety of payment options and can help you find low-interest medical financing if needed.

Gum reshaping is a periodontal procedure performed at East Village Dental Center. This can be performed to enhance an individual's overall look if they have a "gummy smile," or it can help reduce a person's chance of bacterial infections leading to gum disease, tooth decay, and more. If you'd like to improve your smile while also enhancing your overall oral health and wellness, contact our New York, NY office to learn more.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.