About Gum Sculpting
An abundance of gum tissue can hang over the teeth and create a periodontal issue known as a "gummy look". This condition can be quickly corrected with gum contouring with the help of a laser. Some dental practices call this as periodontal aesthetic surgery. At Pat Booker Dental Care in Universal City, TX our dentists perform gum sculpting using a periodontal laser to safely and effectively trim off excess gum tissue to uncover more of the tooth. While this procedure is sometimes known as a cosmetic treatment, laser gum resculpting also improves a patient's oral hygiene by lowering the risk of infection by getting rid of areas where decay can hide. This assists in lowering the risk for periodontal disease and gum infections.
"I'm normally rather terrified of dentist offices because of my high gag reflex and the judgemental and almost belittling attitude of every previous dentist office I've been to has resulted in rather bad teeth. I was delightfully surprised that this office seems to understand that I'm trying to fix my dental issues while treating me with the care and respect I would expect as an adult. I've only been by one visit but I find myself not minding going back for repair and cleanings. Thank you for not being like the other offices!"- S.B. / Google / Mar 15, 2019
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"Clean office. Jadi is a great hygenist. It had been years since I went to the dentist. She was very thorough. My wife and daughter had good experiences as well. We like this office very much."- T.R. / Google / Feb 26, 2019
"they make Going to the Dentist!! a pleasure instead of dreading the day!"- K.M. / Google / Feb 17, 2019
"Staff is always on time, pleasant, and professional. I’ve been with Pat Booker Dental Csre for several years now and enjoy their proximity to work and focus on being thorough, prompt, and polite."- D.A. / Google / Feb 08, 2019
What to Expect
Gum reshaping and laser contouring can be handled directly within our dental practice in Universal City, TX using a mild numbing agent to eliminate any pain or discomfort. Many patients have anxiety regarding a dental procedure, so our dentists are willing to offer sedation for patients who cannot relax during treatment. When the treatment begins the teeth and gums will be thoroughly cleaned and dried and then the laser device will precisely remove layers of the gum so that the gum appears healthy, smooth, and even. The gum contouring laser at Pat Booker Dental Care also assists to decrease bleeding and finalize the shape of the gums.
The treated gum tissue may be swollen and sensitive for a short time following gum resculpting, but with daily brushing, flossing, and mouthwash, the swelling will clear up and the gums will feel normal quickly. Our dentists will go over the post-procedure guidelines along with possible medication to help return to normal faster. Dental exams and cleanings at Pat Booker Dental Care are encouraged to help maintain healthy gums.
Laser gum sculpting may or may not be applied under dental insurance. Typically it is labeled a cosmetic dental service, but some cases may require this treatment for oral hygiene purposes. The staff at Pat Booker Dental Care will check into each patient's coverage to get a better idea of their total expenses.
Plan Your Procedure
More Tooth, Less Gum
Abnormal gum tissue cause an unwanted smile. Gum treatment with laser at Pat Booker Dental Care in Universal City, TX can correct this dental abnormality fast and easy without surgery. Not only will you get a beautiful new smile, your dental health will also improve, minimizing the risk for gum disease. Schedule a consultation with our dentists for more information.