About Gum Sculpting
Excess gum tissue can cover the teeth and create a periodontal issue known as a "gummy smile". This condition can be quickly corrected with laser gum sculpting. Some dentists call this as periodontal plastic surgery. At Canyon Dental Care in San Antonio, TX our dentists perform gum sculpting using a periodontal laser to safely and effectively remove excess gum tissue to uncover more of the tooth. While this procedure is sometimes referred to as a cosmetic treatment, laser gum resculpting also improves a patient's oral health by lowering 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 handled directly within our dental office in San Antonio, TX using a mild sedative to eliminate any pain or discomfort. Many patients have fear regarding a dental procedure, so our dentists are willing 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 precisely remove sections of the gum so that the gumline appears healthy, smooth, and even. The laser at Canyon Dental Care also assists to stop bleeding and finalize the shape of the gums.
The gums and teeth may be swollen and sensitive for several weeks following gum resculpting, 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 Canyon Dental Care are recommended to help keep and maintain healthy gums.
Laser gum sculpting may or may not be covered under dental insurance. Typically it is labeled a cosmetic dental treatment, but some cases may require this treatment for oral hygiene purposes. The billing staff at Canyon Dental Care will check 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 treatment with laser at Canyon Dental Care in San Antonio, TX can correct this dental condition fast and easy without surgery. Not only will you get a beautiful new smile, your oral hygiene will also improve, minimizing the chance for gum disease. Schedule a consultation with our dentists for more information.