About Gum Sculpting
An abundance of gum flesh can hang over the top of the teeth and create an appearance known as a "gummy look". This dental concern can be easily fixed with gum contouring with the help of a laser. Many dental practices refer to this as periodontal aesthetic surgery. At DentalWorks - North Olmsted in North Olmsted, OH our dentists perform gum contouring using a unique laser to easily and safely trim off excess gum flesh to show more of the tooth. While this service is sometimes known as an aesthetic treatment, laser gum sculpting also helps a patient's oral hygiene by reducing the risk of infection by getting rid of areas where bacteria can hide. This assists in lowering the chance for periodontal disease and gum infections.
What to Expect
Gum reshaping and laser contouring can be performed directly inside our dental practice in North Olmsted, OH using a light numbing agent to minimize any discomfort. It is common for patients to have anxiety regarding a dental treatment, so our dentists are equipped to offer sedation for individuals who cannot relax during treatment. When the treatment begins the gums and tooth enamel will be rinsed and thoroughly dried and then the laser device will carefully remove layers of gum tissue so that the gum looks straight and even. The gum contouring laser at DentalWorks - North Olmsted also helps to decrease bleeding and seal the shape of the gumline.
The treated gum tissue may be puffy and sensitive for a short time following gum contouring treatment, but with consistent brushing, flossing, and mouthwash, the swelling will clear up and the gums will feel normal quickly. Our dentists will discuss the post-procedure guidelines along with possible antibiotics to help return to normal faster. Dental exams and cleanings at DentalWorks - North Olmsted are encouraged to help maintain healthy gums.
A laser contouring treatment for the gums may or may not be applied under insurance. Although it is considered an aesthetic dental service, but some cases may need this treatment for dental care purposes. The staff at DentalWorks - North Olmsted will look into each patient's coverage to get a better idea of their out-of-pocket expenses.
Plan Your Procedure
More Tooth, Less Gum
Abnormal gum tissue cause an unwanted smile. Gum reshaping with laser technology at DentalWorks - North Olmsted in North Olmsted, OH can improve this dental abnormality effectively without surgery. In addition to getting a gorgeous new smile, your dental health will also improve, decreasing the risk for periodontal disease. Contact us to schedule an appointment with our dentists for more information.