About Gum Sculpting
Excess gum tissue can cover the teeth and create an appearance known as a "gummy smile". This condition can be easily corrected with laser gum sculpting. Some dentists call this as periodontal plastic surgery. At Imperial Oaks Dental Care in Spring, TX our dentists perform gum sculpting using a unique laser to safely and effectively remove excess gum tissue to show more of the tooth. While this procedure is sometimes referred to as a cosmetic treatment, laser gum sculpting also improves a patient's oral health by reducing the risk of infection by eliminating areas where decay can hide. This improves in lowering the risk for gum disease.
"I recently had my teeth cleaned at Imperial Oaks and I can honestly say that it was one of the best dental experiences I've had in a while. The hygienist, Pamelia, was very thorough in her explanation of the my options, each process, and after-care. She was very professional and made sure that I was comfortable."- T.K. / Yelp / Oct 09, 2019
"Generally I go to Fairfield Dental Care and Orthodontics to see Dr. Ng for my braces, I needed an emergency appointment to fix my broken bracket and Dr. Ng was at this location for the day. Without hesitation, they told me to come in right away and they will work me into the schedule to be seen. They were very busy but I was there for no more than 35 minutes, as a last minute emergency appointment. Amazing staff, clean environment and I couldn’t have been more thankful that they allowed me to come in."- S. / Google / Jul 24, 2019
"Friendly staff.. Dr.Patterson took her time and explained to me the process of the treatment plan and my options."- M.J. / Google / Jul 23, 2019
"The staff is exceptional and kind! Get amazing treatment every visit."- K.S. / Google / Jul 19, 2019
"I had great experience the office people are very nice and I love my dentist and hygienist they are very professional yet friendly. Thanks to all of them."- T.M. / Google / Jul 11, 2019
What to Expect
Laser gum reshaping can be performed directly within our dental office in Spring, TX using a mild sedative to minimize any pain or discomfort. Many patients have fear regarding a dental procedure, so our dentists are equipped 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 carefully remove sections of the gum so that the gumline appears straight and even. The laser at Imperial Oaks Dental Care also helps to stop bleeding and finalize the shape of the gums.
The gums and teeth may be puffy and sensitive for several weeks following gum contouring treatment, 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 Imperial Oaks Dental Care are recommended to help keep and maintain healthy gums.
Laser gum sculpting may or may not be covered under dental insurance. Although it is labeled a cosmetic dental treatment, but some cases may require this treatment for oral hygiene purposes. The billing staff at Imperial Oaks Dental Care will look into 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. Gum reshaping with laser technology at Imperial Oaks Dental Care in Spring, TX can correct this dental condition effectively without surgery. Not only will you get a gorgeous 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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