About Gum Sculpting
Overlapping gum flesh can hide the top of the teeth and create an appearance known as a "gummy grin". This dental concern can be easily fixed with sculpting by use of a laser. Many dental practitioners refer to this as periodontal cosmetic surgery. At Eagle Point Dental Care in McKinney, TX our dentists perform gum contouring using a unique laser to easily and safely strip away excess gum flesh to show more of the tooth. While this service is sometimes labeled as an aesthetic treatment, laser gum sculpting also helps a patient's dental health by reducing the risk of infection by removing areas where bacteria can hide. This helps in lowering the chance for periodontal problems.
What to Expect
Gum contouring using laser technology can be performed directly inside our dental treatment room in McKinney, TX using a light local anesthetic to minimize any discomfort. It is common for patients to have worry regarding a dental treatment, so our dentists are equipped to offer sedation for individuals who request it. The first step of the treatment process the gums and tooth enamel will be rinsed and thoroughly dried and then the light from the laser will carefully remove strips of gum tissue so that the gum's appearance looks straight and even. This advanced laser technology at Eagle Point Dental Care also helps to eliminate bleeding and seal the shape of the gumline.
The gums may be puffy and sensitive for a couple of weeks following gum contouring treatment, but with consistent brushing and flossing, the swelling will dissipate and the gums will recover quickly. Our dentists will discuss the protocol along with possible antibiotics to a rapid recovery. Professional cleanings and dental exams at Eagle Point Dental Care are suggested to help keep healthy gums.
A laser contouring treatment for the gums may or may not be paid for under insurance. Although it is considered an aesthetic dental procedure, but some cases may need this treatment for dental care purposes. The insurance coordinators at Eagle Point Dental Care will look into each patient's coverage to understand their out-of-pocket expenses.
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More Tooth, Less Gum
Overgrown gum tissue can lead to an unattractive smile. Gum reshaping with laser technology at Eagle Point Dental Care in McKinney, TX can improve this dental deformity effectively without surgery. In addition to getting a gorgeous new smile, your oral health will also improve, decreasing the likelihood for periodontal disease. Contact us to schedule an appointment with our dentists for more information.