If you think you have a gummy smile, visit your dentist for confirmation and treatment options. Your dentist will examine your mouth, teeth and gums to determine the extent of the excessive gingival display and any possible causes. This examination may involve conventional and/or digital impressions of your teeth and gums. You may also need X-ray imaging so that the tooth roots and jaw bone can be carefully examined. Your dentist may refer you to a specialist, like a periodontist, orthodontist or an oral surgeon. Depending on the nature of your specific clinical condition, treatment could include one or more of the following: Same-day laser treatments (in minor cases). Surgical lip repositioning. Orthodontics (braces) to move the teeth into more suitable positions. Surgical Sculpting of the gingival tissues and bone to create healthier and more attractive looking gum contours.