About Gum Sculpting
Overlapping gum tissue can hide the teeth and create an appearance known as a "gummy grin". This condition can be easily corrected with sculpting by use of a laser. Some dental practitioners call this as periodontal cosmetic surgery. At Riverchase Dental Care in Coppell, TX our dentists perform gum sculpting using a unique laser to safely and effectively strip away excess gum tissue to show more of the tooth. While this procedure is sometimes labeled as a cosmetic treatment, laser gum sculpting also improves a patient's dental health by reducing the risk of infection by removing areas where decay can hide. This helps in lowering the risk for periodontal problems.
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What to Expect
Gum contouring using laser technology can be performed directly within our dental treatment room in Coppell, TX using a mild local anesthetic to minimize any pain or discomfort. Many patients have worry regarding a dental procedure, so our dentists are equipped to offer sedation for patients who request it. The first step of the treatment process the teeth and gums will be thoroughly cleaned and dried and then the light from the laser will carefully remove strips of the gum so that the gum's appearance appears straight and even. This advanced laser technology at Riverchase Dental Care also helps to eliminate bleeding and finalize the shape of the gums.
The gums may be puffy and sensitive for a couple of weeks following gum contouring treatment, but with daily brushing and flossing, the swelling will dissipate and the gums will recover quickly. Our dentists will go over the protocol along with possible medication to a rapid recovery. Professional cleanings and dental exams at Riverchase Dental Care are suggested to help keep healthy gums.
Laser gum sculpting may or may not be paid for under dental insurance. Although it is labeled a cosmetic dental procedure, but some cases may require this treatment for oral hygiene purposes. The insurance coordinators at Riverchase Dental Care will look into each patient's coverage to understand their total expenses.
Plan Your Procedure
More Tooth, Less Gum
Overgrown gum tissue can lead to an unattractive smile. Gum reshaping with laser technology at Riverchase Dental Care in Coppell, TX can correct this dental deformity effectively without surgery. Not only will you get a gorgeous new smile, your oral health will also improve, minimizing the likelihood for gum disease. Schedule a consultation with our dentists for more information.