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Gum Contouring

Do your gums make your teeth look uneven and make you hesitate to smile?

Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa offers minimally invasive gum contouring to remove excess gum tissue, giving you a more balanced smile.

See how patients who visit our South Tampa, Valrico, or Land O' Lakes, FL, dental offices achieve their dream smiles.

Why You Should Consider Gum Contouring Improve Periodontal Aesthetics and Tooth Proportions

Get Laser Gum Contouring Treatment From Our Modern Dentist's Office 

Our offices in South Tampa, Valrico, and Land O' Lakes use intraoral scanners and Digital Smile Design to get an accurate, pain-free 3D model of your teeth and gums, eliminating the need for impressions that use goop. Our Cone Beam CT Scanner is precise and our team is highly trained to operate our dental equipment effectively.

Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa uses modern technology and techniques to create predictable outcomes and help patients visualize their results before their procedure.

Contact our Tampa dental offices if you have a gummy smile or feel self-conscious about your gum tissue. You can also call:

(813) 452-6380

Self-conscious about your smile? Ready to do something about it? The team at Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa is ready to help.

Top Reviews For Our Florida Offices 


Kylie Sikhakhane


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I feel very blessed to have found this group of people. From the start, Shauna, was very helpful and reassuring when getting me in the same day I called. Owen was AMAZING! He was very compassionate during the entire process. Dr. Tom was thorough with explaining my current condition and how the procedure would go. I was extremely anxious about the whole situation and am so thankful that I was able to find such a great oral surgeon. 

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Diana Rodriguez


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Well, it turns out I was extra early to the appointment. I Iive far away from the office and didn't want to be late. I was seen near my appointment time. The medical assistant was very friendly and made me feel at home. I got my scan done right away and soon saw the doctor for an evaluation. He was extra gentle when examining my mouth. Overall it was a pleasant experience and I would recommend this office to anyone looking for an oral surgeon.

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Before and After  Gum Contouring Treatment

Before Gum Contouring
After Gum Contouring
Cosmetic dentistry can make a major difference in your life. Thanks to gum contouring surgery, this patient has a bigger, brighter, and more proportionate smile.

The Gum Contouring Treatment Timeline What to Expect from Your Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure

Gum contouring is minimally invasive and has a quick healing period.
Gum contouring is minimally invasive and has a quick healing period.


Our dental team will assess your oral health to make sure you're a good candidate for this cosmetic procedure. If you have any lingering concerns like tooth decay or damaged gums, our oral surgeons will review your dental treatment options in order to reinstate your candidacy for gum contouring. 

Local Anesthetic 

Before we reshape your gums, you will be administered a local anesthetic to numb your mouth. If you have dental anxiety or trouble sitting still, ask Dr. Thomas Backeris or Dr. Jason Edwards about sedation dentistry

Gum Reshaping 

Our oral surgeons will gently remove excess gum tissue, making each tooth more proportional to each other. Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa takes a conservative approach when removing gum tissue. 


This cosmetic dentistry treatment should only take one to two hours at our dentist's office. Some minor side effects like light bleeding and swollen gums are common but should heal in the days after your dental treatment. 

Caring For Your Gums
After Your Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment 

Managing Pain

Your gums will likely feel sore and swollen the first few days after you leave our dental office. We recommend resting directly after your dental treatment, allowing your body to focus on healing. Over-the-counter pain medication can usually help manage any side effects. 


For the first week after you leave our dental office, you should avoid eating foods that can irritate your gums while they heal. Spicy food and hard foods can be painful to eat. Cool, soft foods that are gentle on the gums like yogurt or cottage cheese will help you avoid discomfort.

Dental Hygiene

It is important to keep brushing and flossing after your procedure. While your gums are healing, you should be gentle while brushing. Saline rinses are a good way to remove food and debris from your gums during the healing process. 

Follow-up Appointments

As your gums heal, you should attend follow-up appointments at our South Tampa, Valrico, or Land O' Lakes, FL, offices. While most patients experience no complications during the healing process, our team can make sure there are no other issues with your oral health following your treatment. 

Paying for Treatment

When it comes to seeking treatment, many patients are concerned about affordability. Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa offers many solutions to ensure the cost does not prevent you from receiving the care you need. 

Financing and Insurance

Our team will always work within your budget. To help make treatment affordable, we offer payment plans and accept financing through CareCredit®, LendingClub®, and Compassionate Finance™. 

As a cosmetic treatment, gum contouring is usually not covered by dental insurance. During your consultation, our team can review your financial options and pick a plan that works for your busy life. 

More Praise For Our West Florida Dental Offices 


Patricia Knight


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My 16yr old had her wisdom teeth removed by Dr.Thomas Backeris this past week. He is wonderful at explaining the whole procedure and very thorough! We have used Advanced Oral Surgery for my two older children, and I took them to the Land o Lakes location since we live in Lutz. Since it is temporarily under renovations, we decided to go to the Valrico office location because these doctors are worth the hour drive over! 

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Stacy Todd


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Dr. Edwards and his team are amazing! My daughter had her first surgery with them and everything went great! Dr. Edwards and his team are very professional, informative and kind. They explained everything and answered all of our questions. Thank you again Dr. Edwards, Hayden, Nye, Shauna, and the whole team, for the outstanding care you provided! We highly recommend Advanced Oral Surgery - 5 stars all around!!!

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Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa office

Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa

Dr. Jason EdwardsDr. Thomas Backeris, and Dr. Jason Blundell use the latest techniques and have advanced training. They are members of various notable organizations, including: 

  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology

To request your consultation at our state-of-the-art office, call us at (813) 452-6380.

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