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Laser Gum Sculpting (Gum Contouring, Periodontal Plastic Surgery) - Austin, TX

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About Gum Sculpting

Excess gum tissue can cover the teeth and create a look known as a "gummy smile". This condition can be effectively corrected with laser gum sculpting. Some dentists call this as periodontal plastic surgery. At Meadows Dental Care in Austin, TX our dentists perform gum sculpting using a special laser to safely and effectively remove excess gum tissue to reveal more of the tooth. While this procedure is sometimes referred to as a cosmetic treatment, gum reshaping also improves a patient's oral health by decreasing 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 done directly within our dental office in Austin, TX using a mild sedative to decrease any pain or discomfort. Many patients have fear regarding a dental procedure, so our dentists are happy 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 gently remove sections of the gum so that the gumline appears natural and straight. The laser at Meadows Dental Care also works to stop bleeding and finalize the shape of the gums.

Treatment Aftercare

The gums and teeth may be inflamed and swollen for several weeks following laser gum sculpting, 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 Meadows Dental Care are recommended to help keep and maintain healthy gums.

Insurance Coverage

Laser gum sculpting may or may not be covered under dental insurance. While it is labeled a cosmetic dental treatment, but some cases may require this treatment for oral hygiene purposes. The billing staff at Meadows Dental Care will investigate each patient's coverage to determine their total expenses.

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More Tooth, Less Gum

Excessive gum tissue can result in an undesirable smile. Laser gum sculpting at Meadows Dental Care in Austin, TX can correct this dental condition quickly without surgery. Not only will you get a pretty new smile, your oral hygiene will also improve, minimizing the chance for gum disease. Schedule a consultation with our dentists for more information.

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