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.
"I called Meadows Dental Care due to a broken tooth. They were able to see me the next day and provided me with a treatment plan that day. The staff was very friendly and professional. They made me feel at ease from the first step into the office to my exiting the office. I highly recommend Meadows Dental Care."- L.S. / Google / Oct 26, 2019
"Dr. Badea and the entire staff is awesome!! When I first came in over a year ago, my teeth cleaning habits were hurting my teeth. The dentist and hygienists fixed the bleeding and other issues, and helped me start using an electric toothbrush. Each time I come in, my habits have improved slightly; Dr. Badea is very knowledgeable, but even way more important she is encouraging of my efforts to improve my habits, and is an advocate for my health. She is patient with questions and great at what she does. Karen is awesome as well ! Anytime I call about random issues, she is always there ready to help and answer questions.The hygienist is fantastic as well, and I would've named her already except I don't want to mess up the spelling! She is also very patient and helpful with questions, and is also very good at what she does. We have common interests and each time I go it's always a fun chat. Thank you so much to everyone & I highly recommend this office!!"- K.D. / Google / Oct 10, 2019
"Jiye and Dr. Badea are great at their job. They are patient and explain everything thoroughly."- A.M. / Google / Oct 10, 2019
"Other than wait time at front desk for new appointment, the dental care is excellent."- B.C. / Google / Aug 24, 2019
"Dr. Luana Badea and her entire staff make you feel like they really care about your comfort and dental health. it has been the best dental experience i have had. I highly recommend them to anyone who has been fearful of going to the dentist, as I was"- V.L. / Google / Aug 06, 2019
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.
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
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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