Laser Gum Contouring in Brentwood, MD

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About Laser Gum Contouring in Brentwood, MD

Overgrown gums can hide sexy teeth. A "gummy" smile is the result of excess gum tissue concealing too much of your teeth, causing the teeth appear smaller than normal. MINT dentistry in Brentwood, MD is dedicated to helping you reveal a sexy smile with comprehensive dentistry and modern treatments. Laser gum contouring is a cutting-edge technique to sculpt your gums by removing overgrown gum tissue to reveal your sexy teeth. In addition to giving you a more attractive smile, a higher gumline can also help your oral health by removing pockets where bacteria often get trapped, which can lead to periodontal (gum) disease. During a initial consultation at MINT dentistry, a board-certified professional will assess your teeth and gums to decide if laser gum contouring can help your smile.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Laser Gum Contouring?

Aesthetic and oral health benefits are offered when you decide on gum contouring. You could be a good candidate for laser gum sculpting at MINT dentistry if you wish to eliminate excess gum tissue to help improve the appearance of your smile. Gum contouring could also be a great way to create a more balanced smile if you have an uneven or a low gumline. This advanced cosmetic dentistry procedure can help treat gingivitis and other chronic infections, caused by bacteria hiding in below the gumline. During your consultation, we will perform a comprehensive exam and then develop a personalized plan for your treatment that will fit both your cosmetic and oral health goals.

What Does Laser Gum Sculpting Involve?

As an in-office dental procedure, laser gum contouring is performed using a local anesthetic. At MINT dentistry in Brentwood, MD, we also offer several methods of sedation dentistry if you have fears or anxiety about dental treatments. Before your procedure starts, we will help you settle into a massaging treatment chair. 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 in the will be cleaned and dried. Next, your doctor will carefully use the laser to eliminate excess gum tissue, revealing your new gumline. The heat from the laser seals your gums so sutures generally are not required. When your gumline is the desired shape, your dentist will rinse your mouth so you can see your results. In most cases, it will only take one visit to complete your laser gum sculpting treatment.

Caring for Your Gums After Laser Treatment

Aftercare instructions are discussed directly following your laser gum procedure. Your gums may be swollen and tender for a few days, but this can generally be managed with over-the-counter pain analgesics. Maintaining a daily oral hygiene schedule each day, with thorough brushing and flossing techniques, can expedite the healing process and help keep your soft tissues in ideal health. If you notice any concerns or questions, you should contact our team right away. You should continue to schedule annual dental exams and cleanings at MINT dentistry so we can check your gums and help make sure your smile stays dazzling.

The MINT Commitment

Laser gum contouring isn’t usually covered by dental insurance because it’s considered a cosmetic treatment. However, we will work to verify if any benefits are available. For out-of-pocket costs or if you aren't using dental insurance, we accept several methods of payment. Our financial coordinator can go over estimates in your consultation as well as information on low-interest financing to help make your treatment more affordable. MINT dentistry is devoted to helping every patient in Brentwood, MD get the treatments and procedures they need.

Contour Your Smile

The laser gum contouring procedure at MINT dentistry sculps your gums by removing excess gum tissues and correcting a gummy smile to minimize your chance of developing gum disease (periodontal disease). Whether you want to create more confidence in your smile or boost the health of your mouth, laser gum contouring may be a good choice for you. To learn more about gum sculpting treatments or other cosmetic dentistry solutions, reach out to our center in Brentwood, MD to reserve an initial consultation at MINT dentistry.

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