Some people just don’t get the ‘rub’ when they are born and can inherit some of the more unsightly elements from their parents; one such condition is the ‘gummy’ smile. This is where excess gum covers a lot of the teeth and it can look ungainly; aside from this, it can disable the way you express yourself, as well as making you self-conscious and introverted. However, cosmetic dentistry has come on leaps and bounds with the technology that has been made available to it and this condition can easily be resolved with laser treatment- and it isn’t painful and expensive either. After a quick analysis from the dentist of how the gums affect your smile, you will be given a local anaesthetic in order to make you comfortable and then the laser will burn away the excess gum that covers your teeth; lasers do very little damage to the gum tissue, so healing will be quick. You may need to take some painkillers to overcome the initial discomfort post-op and use a medicated mouthwash in order to promote the healing, but the whole operation will only take around 30 minutes to do and considering the freedom and confidence it will give you, this is certainly a treatment you should consider in London W1.