About Gum Sculpting
Excess gum flesh can cover the top of the teeth and create a periodontal issue known as a "gummy smile". This dental concern can be quickly fixed with laser gum sculpting. Many dentists refer to this as periodontal plastic surgery. At Ashbrook Dental Care and Orthodontics in Mesa, AZ our dentists perform gum contouring using a periodontal laser to easily and safely remove excess gum flesh to uncover more of the tooth. While this service is sometimes referred to as an aesthetic treatment, laser gum resculpting also helps a patient's oral health by lowering the risk of infection by eliminating areas where bacteria can hide. This improves in lowering the chance for gum disease.
What to Expect
Laser gum reshaping can be handled directly inside our dental office in Mesa, AZ using a light sedative to eliminate any discomfort. It is common for patients to have fear regarding a dental treatment, so our dentists are willing 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 precisely remove sections of gum tissue so that the gumline looks healthy, smooth, and even. The laser at Ashbrook Dental Care and Orthodontics also assists to stop bleeding and seal the shape of the gumline.
The gums and teeth may be swollen and sensitive for several weeks following gum resculpting, 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 Ashbrook Dental Care and Orthodontics are recommended to help keep and maintain healthy gums.
A laser contouring treatment for the gums may or may not be covered under insurance. Typically it is considered an aesthetic dental treatment, but some cases may need this treatment for dental care purposes. The billing staff at Ashbrook Dental Care and Orthodontics will check into each patient's coverage to determine their out-of-pocket expenses.
Plan Your Procedure
More Tooth, Less Gum
Excessive gum tissue can result in an undesirable smile. Gum treatment with laser at Ashbrook Dental Care and Orthodontics in Mesa, AZ can improve this dental condition fast and easy without surgery. In addition to getting a beautiful 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.