Have a Gummy Smile? How Laser Gum Contouring Can Help

A gummy smile is a concern for many of Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot’s patients. At Trusted Dental Care, we can repair your smile and improve your oral health with laser gum contouring surgery. When the top portion of your teeth is covered with excess gum tissue, it will make your teeth look small. Many things cause the gums to be too low or too high, ranging from genetics, taking certain medications, or various health problems. Gums that are too high are often caused by gum recession. This can lead to tooth loss, tooth decay, and periodontal disease, which is why it’s important to never ignore if your gums look different.

With gum contouring, Dr. G. can remove portions of this gum tissue to create a more appealing contour, create a better-looking smile, and reduce the areas in which bacteria can get trapped. This will lower your chance of developing an oral infection, tooth decay, or gum disease. When looking for an effective way to repair your smile when you have excessive gum tissue or gum recession, schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist in Wylie, TX.

Who is the best candidate for laser gum contouring?

Contouring your gums will create a more proportionate smile. You may be a good candidate for laser gum contouring surgery if:

  • You want to restore your smile by diminishing your gummy-looking smile

  • When your gums cover most of your teeth

  • When you have no existing dental issues (if you do, they will be resolved before surgery)

  • You get frequent oral infections or have gum disease that is caused by bacteria hiding under this excess gum tissue

When your gums are too low, gum contouring can give you a more even-looking gum line.

What is gum contouring?

The health of your gums and soft tissue is important since they can impact your oral health. At Trusted Dental Care in Wylie, TX, we use advanced laser technology to treat different gum concerns. The BIOLASE® laser is a soft-tissue diode laser that helps Dr. G. precisely perform gum disease treatments to get deep below the gum’s surface. This laser gum treatment can help sculpt the gums and decrease the appearance of a gummy smile. At Trusted Dental Care, we are committed to ensuring you’re comfortable during your visit. Before laser gum contouring surgery, Dr. G. will thoroughly explain the process. Using the laser minimizes bleeding and discomfort you’ll have after your treatment. A follow-up visit is necessary so that Dr. G. can assess your recovery process and monitor your gum health.

Will my insurance cover gum contouring?

Gum contouring is typically considered a cosmetic procedure, so it isn’t usually covered by insurance. However, our team can contact your insurance company to review your benefits. We work with PPO plans and offer flexible payment plans, including low-interest medical financing.

Learn more about gum contouring and how it improves oral health

When you need to treat gum disease or improve how your smile looks, laser gum contouring can minimize treatment and recovery time. Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot uses a soft-tissue diode laser to deliver precise results to his patients in Wylie, TX. To learn more about laser gum contouring and if you’re a candidate for this procedure, call today schedule a consultation at Trusted Dental Care.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.