About Gum Sculpting
An abundance of gum flesh can hang over the top of the teeth and create a condition known as a "gummy look". This dental concern can be efficiently fixed with gum contouring with the help of a laser. Many dental practices refer to this as periodontal aesthetic surgery. At Saddle Brook Dental Care in White Settlement, TX our dentists perform gum contouring using a highly technical laser to easily and safely trim off excess gum flesh to present more of the tooth. While this service is sometimes known as an aesthetic treatment, gum contouring also helps a patient's oral hygiene by limiting the risk of infection by getting rid of areas where bacteria can hide. This assists in lowering the chance for periodontal disease and gum infections.
"I had relocated to Ft. Worth 2 years ago. I actually had a family member, whom was my dentist prior to moving to Texas---so my expectations were high. I tried Floss Dental and had a terrible experience. When I went to Saddle Brook Dental, I was worried about if I would be happy with their care. I was very impressed with their team and how Dr. Patell, was open to discussing my plan of care prior to repairing my teeth. Great place to go and have been getting excellent care my last 5 visits."- A. / Google / Dec 18, 2017
"Visit was perfect in every respect. Temp crown fits perfectly as does the permanent one done a month ago. Doctor Patel and staff are friendly and very professional. Highly recommend them."- E.B. / Google / Nov 06, 2017
"Amazing people! Definitely accommodating! If you’re looking for a new hygienist and dentist, this is your place. V and the doc are fantastic ????"- D.S. / Google / Nov 06, 2017
"Everyone is always so nice there. And they do an excellent job"- J.V. / Google / Nov 06, 2017
"(Translated by Google) Excellent team of professionals. I was very pleased.(Original)Excelente equipo de profesionales. Quedé muy satisfecho."- E.R. / Google / Oct 26, 2017
What to Expect
Gum reshaping and laser contouring can be completed directly inside our dental practice in White Settlement, TX using a light numbing agent to control any discomfort. It is common for patients to have anxiety regarding a dental treatment, so our dentists are available to offer sedation for individuals who cannot relax during treatment. When the treatment begins the gums and tooth enamel will be rinsed and thoroughly dried and then the laser device will delicately remove layers of gum tissue so that the gum looks smooth and even. The gum contouring laser at Saddle Brook Dental Care also assists to decrease bleeding and seal the shape of the gumline.
The treated gum tissue may be swollen and inflamed for a short time following gum reshaping, but with consistent brushing, flossing, and mouthwash, the swelling will clear up and the gums will feel normal quickly. Our dentists will discuss the post-procedure guidelines along with possible antibiotics to help return to normal faster. Dental exams and cleanings at Saddle Brook Dental Care are encouraged to help maintain healthy gums.
A laser contouring treatment for the gums may or may not be applied under insurance. Even though it is considered an aesthetic dental service, but some cases may need this treatment for dental care purposes. The staff at Saddle Brook Dental Care will research each patient's coverage to get a better idea of their out-of-pocket expenses.
Plan Your Procedure
More Tooth, Less Gum
Abnormal gum tissue cause an unwanted smile. Gum contouring at Saddle Brook Dental Care in White Settlement, TX can improve this dental abnormality efficiently without surgery. In addition to getting a attractive new smile, your dental health will also improve, decreasing the risk for periodontal disease. Contact us to schedule an appointment with our dentists for more information.