About Gum Sculpting
Excess gum flesh can cover the top of the teeth and create a dental issue known as a "gummy smile". This dental concern can be naturally fixed with laser gum sculpting. Many dentists refer to this as periodontal plastic surgery. At DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills in Pleasant Hills, PA our dentists perform gum contouring using a state-of-the-art laser to easily and safely remove excess gum flesh to expose more of the tooth. While this service is sometimes referred to as an aesthetic treatment, gum treatment with laser also helps a patient's oral health by improving the risk of infection by eliminating areas where bacteria can hide. This improves in lowering the chance for gum disease.
"Yesterday was my first time at the location. I had an abscess tooth and was in immediate need of relief. I just walked in and they were able to see me within the hour. Everyone was professional and kind. Since, Dentalworks was not able to remove the tooth, Dr. Gomez gave me a referral for an oral surgeon. The dental team also outlined a variety of procedures that I will need in the future (my teeth are horrible and it has been a while since I saw a dentist.) They all explained why the procedures would be needed versus just telling me about them. I appreciated it quite a lot. The fact I got xrays, a treatment plan, an antibiotic, and a referral immediately and for only a few dollars, I am more than pleased."- J.M. / Google / May 01, 2019
"Amazing dentist's office! Extremely professional and explained everything they were doing throughout the process. Highest recommendations. You won't be disappointed if you go here!"- S.D. / Google / Apr 17, 2019
"DentalWorks was great! They took me in 5 minutes before my appointment time for my dental cleaning and exam. The hygienist was very good and the dentist was friendly and very good. They did a procedure on my front teeth to protect the nerve. I didn't need to schedule another appointment. Thanks very much!"- D.M. / Google / Feb 20, 2019
"Dr. Ibrahim is fantastic."- R.G. / Google / Feb 17, 2019
"Great place. Great environment. Clean and friendly staff and very good dentist."- D.B. / Google / Feb 08, 2019
What to Expect
Laser gum reshaping can be accomplished directly inside our dental office in Pleasant Hills, PA using a light sedative to reduce any discomfort. It is common for patients to have fear regarding a dental treatment, so our dentists are prepared to offer sedation for individuals who feel they need it. During the procedure the gums and tooth enamel will be rinsed and thoroughly dried and then the laser will slowly remove sections of gum tissue so that the gumline looks straight. The laser at DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills also supports to stop bleeding and seal the shape of the gumline.
The gums and teeth may be sensitive and puffy for several weeks following laser contouring for the gums, but with consistent at-home oral care, the swelling will subside and the gums will heal quickly. Our dentists will discuss the caring instructions along with possible antibiotics to ensure healthy healing. Routine examinations and cleanings at DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills are recommended to help keep and maintain healthy gums.
A laser contouring treatment for the gums may or may not be covered under insurance. Generally it is considered an aesthetic dental treatment, but some cases may need this treatment for dental care purposes. The billing staff at DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills will confirm each patient's coverage to determine their out-of-pocket expenses.
Plan Your Procedure
More Tooth, Less Gum
Excessive gum tissue can result in an undesirable smile. Advanced laser gum removal at DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills in Pleasant Hills, PA can improve this dental condition easily without surgery. In addition to getting a aesthetically appealing new smile, your oral hygiene will also improve, decreasing the chance for periodontal disease. Contact us to schedule an appointment with our dentists for more information.