About Laser Gum Contouring
Your best smile may be hidden by too much gum tissue. A "gummy" smile refers to when your mouth has too much gum tissue and not enough visible enamel. MINT dentistry in Sugarland, TX is committed to giving you a sexy smile with comprehensive dentistry and modern procedures. Laser gum contouring is a cutting-edge technique to sculpt your gums by removing overdeveloped gum tissue to reveal your sexy teeth. Not only can gum contouring give you a more attractive smile, it can also improve your oral health by removing places where bacteria often get trapped, which can lead to gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease). During a consultation at MINT dentistry, a board-certified doctor can assess your teeth and gums to determine if laser gum contouring can help your smile.
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Best Candidates for Laser Gum Contouring
Laser gum controuing can improve both the appearance of your smile and your oral health. You might be interested in cosmetic gum contouring if you want to balance the amount of gum tissue that's visible when you smile. If you have a low gumline, a laser treatment can create a higher gumline. A laser gum procedure can also help treat gingivitis and other chronic infections due to bacteria hiding in large gum pockets. During your consultation, your dentist will perform a thorough exam and then develop a customized treatment plan to optimize your oral health and smile.
What to Expect with Laser Gum Contouring
Using advanced dental technology, laser gum contouring is performed in our office with local anesthetic. MINT dentistry is also equipped to perform many sedation methods to help with any anxiety or fears about getting a dental procedure. Prior to your procedure starts, we will help you settle into one of our comfortable treatment chairs. You will be invited to watch your favorite television shows or listen to your favorite songs with a pair of our Beats headphones. To begin, your teeth and gums will be cleaned and dried. Next, your team will use the laser to remove the needed soft tissue, revealing your new gumline. The laser seals your gums to minimize bleeding. Once the desired amount of tissue has been removed and your gumline is even, your dentist will clean your mouth so you can see your results. Laser gum contouring treatments should only take, for most patients, one visit, which may be combined with your regular appointment for a cleaning and exam.
Laser Gum Contouring Treatment Aftercare
Following your laser gum contouring, your team will give you aftercare instructions. Your dentist may prescribe antibiotics if there are concerns about an infection. Your gums may feel sore and swollen for a few weeks. If you gently brush your teeth every day and use mouthwash, your gums should heal quickly. If you notice any concerns or questions, please contact MINT dentistry immediately. Keep attending your twice-yearly cleanings so that our team can monitor your progress and help keep your smile great.
The MINT Commitment
Elective cosmetic treatments, like laser gum contouring, are not usually covered by dental insurance policies. However, our team will check to see if any coverage is possible before the procedure. For out-of-pocket costs or if you don't have dental insurance, we accept many payment methods. We will discuss estimates during your consultation as well as information on financing to make it easier to fit your treatment into your budget. MINT dentistry is committed to helping our patients obtain the dental care they need.
Contour Your Smile
Sculpting your gums with laser contouring at MINT dentistry is a great procedure for many reasons — it can enhance the overall appearance of a "gummy" smile while also reduce your risk of problems with gum disease. Whether you want to create more confidence in your smile or improve the health of your mouth, laser gum contouring may be a good choice for you. If you would like to learn more about laser gum sculpting, contact our office in Sugarland, TX to book a consultation.