About Gum Sculpting
Overlapping gum tissue can hide the teeth and create a look known as a "gummy grin". This condition can be effectively corrected with sculpting by use of a laser. Some dental practitioners call this as periodontal cosmetic surgery. At DentalWorks - Pewaukee in Pewaukee, WI our dentists perform gum sculpting using a special laser to safely and effectively strip away excess gum tissue to reveal more of the tooth. While this procedure is sometimes labeled as a cosmetic treatment, gum reshaping also improves a patient's dental health by decreasing the risk of infection by removing areas where decay can hide. This helps in lowering the risk for periodontal problems.
"I was in need of treatment and scheduled with DentalWorks Pewaukee. I got in right away and everyone from Sidney at Reception putting me at ease, Pang in Hygiene explaining what procedures that will be taking place and keeping me relaxed, Dr. Adl for his professional synopsis and even Kim, the Office Manager for going throw the painless payment breakdowns. This place is first class and the I would never consider going elsewhere!Thank you all for making my day and I can't wait to see you soon!"- A.B. / Google / Jun 20, 2019
"Everyone was great, made me feel comfortable. Very friendly staff and the Doctor made me feel at ease. Very happy with the service and procedures."- R.E. / Google / Jun 05, 2019
"The staff is wonderful! Got 2 wisdom teeth removed and they did a great job I was in and out. I highly recommend DentalWork Pewaukee, I will be coming here for all my dental needs!"- C.I. / Google / Apr 19, 2019
"Thorough & comfortable ~ Thank you"- J.P. / Google / Mar 02, 2019
"Such good care and concern for me by my dental assistant Shay. She even came in and checked on me at my next appt. Dentist answered all my questions, took time with me. He counted and checked my gums which I’ve never had done. I was very impressed and thought the price for those of us with no insurance is helpful."- A.P. / Google / Feb 19, 2019
What to Expect
Gum contouring using laser technology can be done directly within our dental treatment room in Pewaukee, WI using a mild local anesthetic to decrease any pain or discomfort. Many patients have worry regarding a dental procedure, so our dentists are happy to offer sedation for patients who request it. The first step of the treatment process the teeth and gums will be thoroughly cleaned and dried and then the light from the laser will gently remove strips of the gum so that the gum's appearance appears natural and straight. This advanced laser technology at DentalWorks - Pewaukee also works to eliminate bleeding and finalize the shape of the gums.
The gums may be inflamed and swollen for a couple of weeks following laser gum sculpting, but with daily brushing and flossing, the swelling will dissipate and the gums will recover quickly. Our dentists will go over the protocol along with possible medication to a rapid recovery. Professional cleanings and dental exams at DentalWorks - Pewaukee are suggested to help keep healthy gums.
Laser gum sculpting may or may not be paid for under dental insurance. While it is labeled a cosmetic dental procedure, but some cases may require this treatment for oral hygiene purposes. The insurance coordinators at DentalWorks - Pewaukee will investigate each patient's coverage to understand their total expenses.
Plan Your Procedure
More Tooth, Less Gum
Overgrown gum tissue can lead to an unattractive smile. Laser gum sculpting at DentalWorks - Pewaukee in Pewaukee, WI can correct this dental deformity quickly without surgery. Not only will you get a pretty new smile, your oral health will also improve, minimizing the likelihood for gum disease. Schedule a consultation with our dentists for more information.