About Gum Sculpting
An abundance of gum tissue can hang over the teeth and create an appearance known as a "gummy look". This condition can be easily corrected with gum contouring with the help of a laser. Some dental practices call this as periodontal aesthetic surgery. At Vista Ridge Dental Care in Erie, CO our dentists perform gum sculpting using a unique laser to safely and effectively trim off excess gum tissue to show more of the tooth. While this procedure is sometimes known as a cosmetic treatment, laser gum sculpting also improves a patient's oral hygiene by reducing 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 performed directly within our dental practice in Erie, CO using a mild numbing agent to minimize any pain or discomfort. Many patients have anxiety regarding a dental procedure, so our dentists are equipped 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 carefully remove layers of the gum so that the gum appears straight and even. The gum contouring laser at Vista Ridge Dental Care also helps to decrease bleeding and finalize the shape of the gums.
The treated gum tissue may be puffy and sensitive for a short time following gum contouring treatment, 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 Vista Ridge Dental Care are encouraged to help maintain healthy gums.
Laser gum sculpting may or may not be applied under dental insurance. Although it is labeled a cosmetic dental service, but some cases may require this treatment for oral hygiene purposes. The staff at Vista Ridge Dental Care will look into 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 reshaping with laser technology at Vista Ridge Dental Care in Erie, CO can correct this dental abnormality effectively without surgery. Not only will you get a gorgeous new smile, your dental health will also improve, minimizing the risk for gum disease. Schedule a consultation with our dentists for more information.