What is Laser Gum Contouring?
Do you dislike the way your gums look?
When you look in the mirror do you ever think that your gums are too high or too low?
Well, maybe you should consider laser gum contouring, also known as gum reshaping, to achieve a more appealing gum line and smile.
Gum contouring is a procedure that a cosmetic dentist performs to achieve the gum line that you desire. Your goal may be to minimize the gum tissue in order to expose more of your
How much does it cost for gum contouring?
The cost of laser gum contouring depends on the extent of the work that needs to be done. However, since this procedure, in most cases, is considered a cosmetic dental procedure, your dental insurance plan may not cover it.
If your dentist deems this procedure medically necessary then you are more likely to be approved for full or partial treatment coverage. Opting to use your FSA or HSA benefits will also help with covering any out of pocket expenses related to the treatment.
Is gum contouring painful?
Gum contouring procedures are conducted while a patient is under local anesthesia. This allows you to have a painless experience.
If your practitioner uses laser gum contouring, rather than scalpel gum contouring then the former will have little to no pain. This is because laser gum contouring allows the practitioner to gently reshape the gums with a dental laser that does not pierce, cut or burn the gums.
Can my gums grow back after the procedure?
Your gums will heal on their own. However, healing to the point of stimulating new tissue growth will not occur. How your practitioner shapes your gums is how the gum line will remain. Just as a receding gum line does not stimulate new gum tissue growth, removing gum tissue will not grow new tissue either.
What is the recovery time?
At the completion of your gum contouring procedure, you may experience some discomfort or pain depending on the method your dentist used to administer the procedure. Your dentist will schedule a follow-up appointment to make sure that you are healing properly. You should be completely healed in as little as 2 weeks.