About Gum Sculpting
An abundance of gum tissue can hang over the teeth and create a condition known as a "gummy look". This condition can be efficiently corrected with gum contouring with the help of a laser. Some dental practices call this as periodontal aesthetic surgery. At Eastview Dental Care in Garland, TX our dentists perform gum sculpting using a highly technical laser to safely and effectively trim off excess gum tissue to present more of the tooth. While this procedure is sometimes known as a cosmetic treatment, gum contouring also improves a patient's oral hygiene by limiting the risk of infection by getting rid of areas where decay can hide. This assists in lowering the risk for periodontal disease and gum infections.
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What to Expect
Gum reshaping and laser contouring can be completed directly within our dental practice in Garland, TX using a mild numbing agent to control any pain or discomfort. Many patients have anxiety regarding a dental procedure, so our dentists are available to offer sedation for patients who cannot relax during treatment. When the treatment begins the teeth and gums will be thoroughly cleaned and dried and then the laser device will delicately remove layers of the gum so that the gum appears smooth and even. The gum contouring laser at Eastview Dental Care also assists to decrease bleeding and finalize the shape of the gums.
The treated gum tissue may be swollen and inflamed for a short time following gum reshaping, but with daily brushing, flossing, and mouthwash, the swelling will clear up and the gums will feel normal quickly. Our dentists will go over the post-procedure guidelines along with possible medication to help return to normal faster. Dental exams and cleanings at Eastview Dental Care are encouraged to help maintain healthy gums.
Laser gum sculpting may or may not be applied under dental insurance. Even though it is labeled a cosmetic dental service, but some cases may require this treatment for oral hygiene purposes. The staff at Eastview Dental Care will research each patient's coverage to get a better idea of their total expenses.
Plan Your Procedure
More Tooth, Less Gum
Abnormal gum tissue cause an unwanted smile. Gum contouring at Eastview Dental Care in Garland, TX can correct this dental abnormality efficiently without surgery. Not only will you get a attractive new smile, your dental health will also improve, minimizing the risk for gum disease. Schedule a consultation with our dentists for more information.