Among the many things that modern cosmetic dentistry can achieve in London W1 today, and that is not exactly anything to do with teeth as such, is to remove a ‘gummy smile’ by contouring- a condition that could hinder the way you promote yourself and make you self-conscious when you open your mouth. In the past, it was quite a painful procedure, as the tissue was taken away by using a scalpel, which meant a painful recovery period. Now the laser has taken over and does the job painlessly and quickly. The first thing that is done is that the dentist will ascertain what amount of gum needs removing by getting you to smile and then only remove the tissue that hinders your smile. Then, after a simple anaesthetic, the tissue will be removed with a laser in a matter of half an hour or so. Of course, as with any procedure, there will be a little discomfort for a few days after, but nothing that can’t be overcome with a medicated mouthwash and a few painkillers. How much tissue is removed will dictate whether or not you may need further cosmetic treatment in the form of dental veneers. But for an initial £200, that is a 30 minute treatment that will have you smiling like never before.