Laser Gum Contouring in Canton, GA

LaserGum Contouring

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About Laser Gum Contouring in Canton, GA

Your beautiful, sexy teeth might be covered by too much excess gum tissue. A "gummy" smile refers to when your mouth has too much gum tissue and not enough visible enamel, making the teeth look short. MINT dentistry in Canton, GA is committed to giving you a more attractive smile with comprehensive dentistry and modern procedures. Laser gum contouring uses cutting-edge technology to sculpt your gums by excising overgrown soft tissue to expose your dazzling smile. Not only can gum contouring give you a better-looking smile, but it may also help your dental health by eliminating areas where debris and bacteria could become trapped, which can cause periodontal (gum) disease. During your consultation at MINT dentistry, a board-certified professional can assess your teeth and gums to determine if laser gum contouring will improve your smile and confidence.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Laser Gum Contouring?

Aesthetic and oral health benefits are gained when you undergo laser gum contouring. You may be a candidate for gum sculpting at MINT dentistry if you want to balance the amount of gum tissue that's visible when you smile. Laser gum sculpting may also be an ideal way to achieve a more balanced smile if you have an uneven or a low gumline. This cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry option may reduce the risk of periodontitis and other chronic infections due to debris and bacteria trapped below the gumline. At your initial consultation, we will perform a comprehensive exam and create a customized treatment plan to fit both your cosmetic and oral health goals.

What Does Laser Gum Sculpting Involve?

A simple local anesthetic is used when you come in for a laser gum contouring treatment. At MINT dentistry in Canton, GA, we also offer several methods of sedation dentistry to help with any anxiety or fear about dental treatments. Before your procedure starts, we will help you settle into one of our comfortable treatment chairs. You can choose to watch your favorite television shows or listen to your favorite songs with a pair of our Beats headphones. To start the treatment, your teeth and gums will be cleaned and dried to remove excess moisture. Then, your doctor will use the laser handpiece to remove excess gum tissue a little at a time. The heat from the laser cauterizes the remaining tissue for minimal bleeding during the procedure. Once your gumline is even, we will rinse your mouth so you can see your results. The entire procedure can typically be done during just one visit.

Caring for Your Gums After Laser Treatment

Your specific aftercare instructions will be provided to you after your laser gum treatment has been concluded. Your gum tissues may be inflamed and tender for a few days; however, any discomfort can typically be minimized with over-the-counter pain analgesics. Keeping up with a routine oral hygiene regimen on a daily basis with thorough brushing and flossing habits can expedite the recovery process and help keep your gums and teeth healthy. If you experience signs of infection or have any questions, please contact our team right away. It's also important to attend twice-yearly cleanings at MINT dentistry so we can track your progress and help make sure your smile stays dazzling.

The MINT Commitment

A laser gum contouring treatment is not generally covered by dental insurance because it is a cosmetic procedure. However, we will check to see if any benefits are available. For patients who aren't using dental insurance, our office takes many methods of payment. We will go over estimates in your initial consultation, plus information on low-interest financing to make it easier to afford your treatment. MINT dentistry is devoted to helping our patients in Canton, GA get the treatments and procedures they need and want.

Contour Your Smile

A laser contouring treatment at MINT dentistry can be an amazing procedure for many reasons, including correcting a "gummy" smile while reducing your chance of advanced gum disease. Whether you'd like to have a more confident smile or improve your oral health, you may be a good candidate for laser gum contouring. To find out more about gum sculpting treatments or other cosmetic dentistry solutions, reach out to our office in Canton, GA to book a consultation with our team of board-certified dental professionals.

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