About Gum Sculpting
Excess gum tissue can cover the teeth and create a periodontal issue known as a "gummy smile". This condition can be quickly corrected with laser gum sculpting. Some dentists call this as periodontal plastic surgery. At Rock Canyon Dental Care in Highlands Ranch, CO our dentists perform gum sculpting using a periodontal laser to safely and effectively remove excess gum tissue to uncover more of the tooth. While this procedure is sometimes referred to as a cosmetic treatment, laser gum resculpting also improves a patient's oral health by lowering the risk of infection by eliminating areas where decay can hide. This improves in lowering the risk for gum disease.
"I confess I entered the lobby with some anxious feelings. Years of youthful neglect coming home to roost. The entire staff treated me like I was their only patient for the day; but every chair was occupied. This is the only review I have ever written. These professionals are the best! I've dropped in just to say hello. (Am I crazy to feel this way toward my dentist?) Thanks again, Dr Lee, Pink, and everyone! Sincerely, middle-aged disgruntled man."- L.R. / Google / Mar 11, 2020
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"Ever since Dr. Brandon Lee has come to this Rock Canyon Dental office my overall view/experience has changed significantly. Not only is he a perfectionist when it comes to his dental work, he is by far one of the most personable professionals I've ever met! He always takes the time to catch up with me and has an amazing memory of things we have talked about in the past. Additionally, he is extremely generous as evident with his monthly drawings; this month it's a beautiful wooden table that he made himself! I can't say enough about what a great dentist/man Dr. Lee is. I only hope he doesn't have plans to leave any time soon. Thanks brother and keep up the awesome job that you do!"- M.J. / Google / Feb 16, 2020
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What to Expect
Laser gum reshaping can be handled directly within our dental office in Highlands Ranch, CO using a mild sedative to eliminate any pain or discomfort. Many patients have fear regarding a dental procedure, so our dentists are willing to offer sedation for patients who feel they need it. During the procedure the teeth and gums will be thoroughly cleaned and dried and then the laser will precisely remove sections of the gum so that the gumline appears healthy, smooth, and even. The laser at Rock Canyon Dental Care also assists to stop bleeding and finalize the shape of the gums.
The gums and teeth may be swollen and sensitive for several weeks following gum resculpting, but with daily at-home oral care, the swelling will subside and the gums will heal quickly. Our dentists will go over the caring instructions along with possible medication to ensure healthy healing. Routine examinations and cleanings at Rock Canyon Dental Care are recommended to help keep and maintain healthy gums.
Laser gum sculpting may or may not be covered under dental insurance. Typically it is labeled a cosmetic dental treatment, but some cases may require this treatment for oral hygiene purposes. The billing staff at Rock Canyon Dental Care will check into each patient's coverage to determine their total expenses.
Plan Your Procedure
More Tooth, Less Gum
Excessive gum tissue can result in an undesirable smile. Gum treatment with laser at Rock Canyon Dental Care in Highlands Ranch, CO can correct this dental condition fast and easy without surgery. Not only will you get a beautiful new smile, your oral hygiene will also improve, minimizing the chance for gum disease. Schedule a consultation with our dentists for more information.
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