My Life


Professor Plumb (Ok Dr. Plumb)
In the Laboratory (or the dentist office on bluff street)
With the Laser!

I have always been uncomfortable with my gums, I just felt like my gum to teeth ratio was off…
I was nervous for so long to get a gingivectomy because I didn’t know what to expect!
So when I did finally get the guts I decided to document it so none of you will have that same problem!

Dr. Plumb and his staff did an amazing job! The minute I walked in I felt welcome and comfortable. I was so happy that he took great care not to take too much of my gums off and to make sure it still looked natural.
Find him here: CLICK
If you aren’t grossed out by lazering gums go ahead and watch this video to find out how it was done!

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    Natalie Dalton
    December 6, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Looks great! I had this same procedure done by my dentist and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out! It looks like it went well for you too!

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    December 28, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    A friend of mine had hers done as well. You look great!

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    Tara Thomas
    January 12, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Is it really expensive and/or painful? I have been thinking about this too!

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    January 12, 2012 at 3:10 am

    Awesome! I’ve been wanting to do this for YEARS! My smile is crooked because one side raises higher and is gummy, drives me nuts. As others have inquired, how much does this type of procedure cost and what was your recover like? Thanks for posting!!!

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    January 12, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    isn’t it gingivectomy?

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      January 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      oops maybe it is?

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    January 13, 2012 at 1:32 am

    I did this a few years ago! One of the greatest decisions I’ve ever made…no more covering up my mouth when I smile or laugh!

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    January 13, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Is it expensive? i have the same problem but never knew this could be done!!!

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      January 14, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      It is a little pricey ($700-1500) But for a better smile for the rest of your life? WORTH IT!

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    January 16, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I’m sure it’s different for every dentist but do you need all the money up front or can you do payment plans?

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    January 17, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Hi Cara
    Looks great, having been in Dental for 20 + years, I will as politely as possible, tell you, it is a gingivectomy….not GingeRvectomy. No”r” hun!!
    Great blog!!!

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      January 17, 2012 at 3:21 am

      thanks so much! I’ll fix it!

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    January 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Where did the video go? I’m trying to talk my husband into letting me do this!

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      January 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      sorry! It’s back now!

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    January 28, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    What was recovery like? Also, did you get bleaching or lengthening of your teeth done? I will be getting this procedure done at the end of the year, and I am just curious. Thanks! : )

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      January 28, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      My gums were a little raw to the touch for a couple of days. No other side effects. I did get my teeth bleached but not lengthened. GOOD LUCK!

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    February 15, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    How long is this recovery? i am very interested in getting this done!!

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      February 16, 2012 at 3:58 am

      a couple days of raw gums then back to you!

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    February 22, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I work at a dental office and I have our price sheet in front of me: a Gingivectomy is $123.00 for 1 to 3 teeth, so it depends on how many you want to done! 🙂

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      Jenna Free
      August 30, 2012 at 6:15 am

      I am in Canada and I just had a consultation for gingivectomy and theyre quoting me $3400.00!! I cannot believe it. Where is your dental office that you work at? Even with our health care coverage maybe its easier to just come to the US and pay outright. Please let me know! Thanks

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        August 30, 2012 at 6:38 am

        Jenna! I got mine done at Plumb Dentistry in Southern Utah! It’s quite a jaunt from Canada but perhaps you could get a second opinion, that sounds way too expensive!

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    April 27, 2018 at 12:11 am

    A beautiful smile is worth the money and effort. Yes, unfortunately often this is very expensive. But your teeth will be your calling card during important negotiations.
    By the way, great blog!

    Ross from company

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