About Gum Sculpting
Excess gum flesh can cover the top of the teeth and create a condition known as a "gummy smile". This dental concern can be efficiently fixed with laser gum sculpting. Many dentists refer to this as periodontal plastic surgery. At DentalWorks - Lakeside in Sterling Heights, MI our dentists perform gum contouring using a highly technical laser to easily and safely remove excess gum flesh to present more of the tooth. While this service is sometimes referred to as an aesthetic treatment, gum contouring also helps a patient's oral health by limiting 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 completed directly inside our dental office in Sterling Heights, MI using a light sedative to control any discomfort. It is common for patients to have fear regarding a dental treatment, so our dentists are available 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 delicately remove sections of gum tissue so that the gumline looks smooth and even. The laser at DentalWorks - Lakeside also assists to stop bleeding and seal the shape of the gumline.
The gums and teeth may be swollen and inflamed for several weeks following gum reshaping, 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 DentalWorks - Lakeside are recommended to help keep and maintain healthy gums.
A laser contouring treatment for the gums may or may not be covered under insurance. Even though it is considered an aesthetic dental treatment, but some cases may need this treatment for dental care purposes. The billing staff at DentalWorks - Lakeside will research 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 contouring at DentalWorks - Lakeside in Sterling Heights, MI can improve this dental condition efficiently without surgery. In addition to getting a attractive 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.