About Gum Sculpting
Excess gum tissue can cover the teeth and create an appearance known as a "gummy smile". This condition can be easily corrected with laser gum sculpting. Some dentists call this as periodontal plastic surgery. At DentalWorks - Louisville in Louisville, KY our dentists perform gum sculpting using a unique laser to safely and effectively remove excess gum tissue to show more of the tooth. While this procedure is sometimes referred to as a cosmetic treatment, laser gum sculpting also improves a patient's oral health by reducing the risk of infection by eliminating areas where decay can hide. This improves in lowering the risk for gum disease.
What to Expect
Laser gum reshaping can be performed directly within our dental office in Louisville, KY using a mild sedative to minimize any pain or discomfort. Many patients have fear regarding a dental procedure, so our dentists are equipped to offer sedation for patients who feel they need it. During the procedure the teeth and gums will be thoroughly cleaned and dried and then the laser will carefully remove sections of the gum so that the gumline appears straight and even. The laser at DentalWorks - Louisville also helps to stop bleeding and finalize the shape of the gums.
The gums and teeth may be puffy and sensitive for several weeks following gum contouring treatment, but with daily at-home oral care, the swelling will subside and the gums will heal quickly. Our dentists will go over the caring instructions along with possible medication to ensure healthy healing. Routine examinations and cleanings at DentalWorks - Louisville are recommended to help keep and maintain healthy gums.
Laser gum sculpting may or may not be covered under dental insurance. Although it is labeled a cosmetic dental treatment, but some cases may require this treatment for oral hygiene purposes. The billing staff at DentalWorks - Louisville will look into each patient's coverage to determine their total expenses.
Plan Your Procedure
More Tooth, Less Gum
Excessive gum tissue can result in an undesirable smile. Gum reshaping with laser technology at DentalWorks - Louisville in Louisville, KY can correct this dental condition effectively without surgery. Not only will you get a gorgeous new smile, your oral hygiene will also improve, minimizing the chance for gum disease. Schedule a consultation with our dentists for more information.