About Gum Sculpting
Excess gum tissue can cover the teeth and create a dental issue known as a "gummy smile". This condition can be naturally corrected with laser gum sculpting. Some dentists call this as periodontal plastic surgery. At DentalWorks - Clearwater in Clearwater, IN our dentists perform gum sculpting using a state-of-the-art laser to safely and effectively remove excess gum tissue to expose more of the tooth. While this procedure is sometimes referred to as a cosmetic treatment, gum treatment with laser also improves a patient's oral health by improving 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 accomplished directly within our dental office in Clearwater, IN using a mild sedative to reduce any pain or discomfort. Many patients have fear regarding a dental procedure, so our dentists are prepared 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 slowly remove sections of the gum so that the gumline appears straight. The laser at DentalWorks - Clearwater also supports to stop bleeding and finalize the shape of the gums.
The gums and teeth may be sensitive and puffy for several weeks following laser contouring for the gums, 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 - Clearwater are recommended to help keep and maintain healthy gums.
Laser gum sculpting may or may not be covered under dental insurance. Generally it is labeled a cosmetic dental treatment, but some cases may require this treatment for oral hygiene purposes. The billing staff at DentalWorks - Clearwater will confirm 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. Advanced laser gum removal at DentalWorks - Clearwater in Clearwater, IN can correct this dental condition easily without surgery. Not only will you get a aesthetically appealing new smile, your oral hygiene will also improve, minimizing the chance for gum disease. Schedule a consultation with our dentists for more information.