About Gum Sculpting
An abundance of gum flesh can hang over the top of the teeth and create a periodontal issue known as a "gummy look". This dental concern can be quickly fixed with gum contouring with the help of a laser. Many dental practices refer to this as periodontal aesthetic surgery. At DentalWorks - Westland Center in Westland, MI our dentists perform gum contouring using a periodontal laser to easily and safely trim off excess gum flesh to uncover more of the tooth. While this service is sometimes known as an aesthetic treatment, laser gum resculpting also helps a patient's oral hygiene by lowering the risk of infection by getting rid of areas where bacteria can hide. This assists in lowering the chance for periodontal disease and gum infections.
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What to Expect
Gum reshaping and laser contouring can be handled directly inside our dental practice in Westland, MI using a light numbing agent to eliminate any discomfort. It is common for patients to have anxiety regarding a dental treatment, so our dentists are willing to offer sedation for individuals who cannot relax during treatment. When the treatment begins the gums and tooth enamel will be rinsed and thoroughly dried and then the laser device will precisely remove layers of gum tissue so that the gum looks healthy, smooth, and even. The gum contouring laser at DentalWorks - Westland Center also assists to decrease bleeding and seal the shape of the gumline.
The treated gum tissue may be swollen and sensitive for a short time following gum resculpting, but with consistent brushing, flossing, and mouthwash, the swelling will clear up and the gums will feel normal quickly. Our dentists will discuss the post-procedure guidelines along with possible antibiotics to help return to normal faster. Dental exams and cleanings at DentalWorks - Westland Center are encouraged to help maintain healthy gums.
A laser contouring treatment for the gums may or may not be applied under insurance. Typically it is considered an aesthetic dental service, but some cases may need this treatment for dental care purposes. The staff at DentalWorks - Westland Center will check into each patient's coverage to get a better idea of their out-of-pocket expenses.
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More Tooth, Less Gum
Abnormal gum tissue cause an unwanted smile. Gum treatment with laser at DentalWorks - Westland Center in Westland, MI can improve this dental abnormality fast and easy without surgery. In addition to getting a beautiful new smile, your dental health will also improve, decreasing the risk for periodontal disease. Contact us to schedule an appointment with our dentists for more information.