Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Cosmetic periodontal surgery treats conditions that make you feel self conscious and embarrassed about your smile. Gummy smiles are a common cosmetic problem. Short upper lips, worn teeth, and excessive gum tissue are some of the common causes of gummy smiles. Receding gums are another problem which can lead to the exposure of tooth roots resulting in tooth sensitivity. Receding gums can also make the teeth appear disproportionately long. Soft tissue grafting is performed to treat gum recession. Periodontists can also use a soft tissue graft to rebuild gum tissue following a tooth extraction. Cosmetic periodontal surgery is generally carried out under local anesthetic. These procedures can be combined with restorative dentistry for optimum oral esthetics.


Kevin B. Sands DDS
414 Camden Drive
Suite 940
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

P. (310) 273-0111
F. (310) 271-0584