About Gum Sculpting
Excess gum flesh can cover the top of the teeth and create an appearance known as a "gummy smile". This dental concern can be easily fixed with laser gum sculpting. Many dentists refer to this as periodontal plastic surgery. At DentalWorks - Reynoldsburg in Reynoldsburg, OH our dentists perform gum contouring using a unique laser to easily and safely remove excess gum flesh to show more of the tooth. While this service is sometimes referred to as an aesthetic treatment, laser gum sculpting also helps a patient's oral health by reducing the risk of infection by eliminating areas where bacteria can hide. This improves in lowering the chance for gum disease.
"Went in for a wisdom tooth that was broken in half and need two other wisdom teeth extracted as well. Went in and had them pulled same day as first appointment. Go back for cleaning and fillings. Best dentist I have been to so far. Compared to others they were the most affordable. The wait wasn't. Long in and out in about a hour and a half."- J.D. / Google / Apr 20, 2018
"What can I say .....no cavities! Always makes it a great trip when that happens. Trinity felt comfortable and with the coupon got her free electric toothbrush! Which she loves. Everyone is very patient and nice. First and foremost customer service is important to me and everyone there represents that location great!!"- R.T. / Google / Apr 05, 2018
"I was very pleased with my service. The doctor and staff were friendly and took time to answer all of my questions before and after my care. I appreciated the affordability as well."- S.E. / Google / Mar 29, 2018
"They are super nice, very helpful, and very professional."- T.S. / Google / Mar 28, 2018
"Very friendly staff. Just had my upper teeth removed and left there with temporary dentures. Very pleased with the procedure."- T.A. / Google / Mar 24, 2018
What to Expect
Laser gum reshaping can be performed directly inside our dental office in Reynoldsburg, OH using a light sedative to minimize any discomfort. It is common for patients to have fear regarding a dental treatment, so our dentists are equipped 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 carefully remove sections of gum tissue so that the gumline looks straight and even. The laser at DentalWorks - Reynoldsburg also helps to stop bleeding and seal the shape of the gumline.
The gums and teeth may be puffy and sensitive for several weeks following gum contouring treatment, 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 - Reynoldsburg are recommended to help keep and maintain healthy gums.
A laser contouring treatment for the gums may or may not be covered under insurance. Although it is considered an aesthetic dental treatment, but some cases may need this treatment for dental care purposes. The billing staff at DentalWorks - Reynoldsburg will look into 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 reshaping with laser technology at DentalWorks - Reynoldsburg in Reynoldsburg, OH can improve this dental condition effectively without surgery. In addition to getting a gorgeous 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.