About Gum Sculpting
Excess gum flesh can cover the top of the teeth and create a look known as a "gummy smile". This dental concern can be effectively fixed with laser gum sculpting. Many dentists refer to this as periodontal plastic surgery. At DentalWorks - Fairlawn in Fairlawn, OH our dentists perform gum contouring using a special laser to easily and safely remove excess gum flesh to reveal more of the tooth. While this service is sometimes referred to as an aesthetic treatment, gum reshaping also helps a patient's oral health by decreasing the risk of infection by eliminating areas where bacteria can hide. This improves in lowering the chance for gum disease.
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What to Expect
Laser gum reshaping can be done directly inside our dental office in Fairlawn, OH using a light sedative to decrease any discomfort. It is common for patients to have fear regarding a dental treatment, so our dentists are happy to offer sedation for individuals who feel they need it. During the procedure the gums and tooth enamel will be rinsed and thoroughly dried and then the laser will gently remove sections of gum tissue so that the gumline looks natural and straight. The laser at DentalWorks - Fairlawn also works to stop bleeding and seal the shape of the gumline.
The gums and teeth may be inflamed and swollen for several weeks following laser gum sculpting, but with consistent at-home oral care, the swelling will subside and the gums will heal quickly. Our dentists will discuss the caring instructions along with possible antibiotics to ensure healthy healing. Routine examinations and cleanings at DentalWorks - Fairlawn are recommended to help keep and maintain healthy gums.
A laser contouring treatment for the gums may or may not be covered under insurance. While it is considered an aesthetic dental treatment, but some cases may need this treatment for dental care purposes. The billing staff at DentalWorks - Fairlawn will investigate each patient's coverage to determine their out-of-pocket expenses.
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More Tooth, Less Gum
Excessive gum tissue can result in an undesirable smile. Laser gum sculpting at DentalWorks - Fairlawn in Fairlawn, OH can improve this dental condition quickly without surgery. In addition to getting a pretty new smile, your oral hygiene will also improve, decreasing the chance for periodontal disease. Contact us to schedule an appointment with our dentists for more information.