Laser Gum Contouring New Orleans, LA

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About Laser Gum Contouring in New Orleans, LA

Is your perfect smile hidden behind your gums? A "gummy" smile occurs when too much enamel is covered by excess soft tissue, making the teeth look smaller than normal. MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA is dedicated to helping you enjoy a more attractive smile through comprehensive dentistry and advanced procedures. Laser gum contouring is a cutting-edge technology performed to sculpt your gums by removing excess gum tissue to create a wider smile. In addition to giving you a more attractive and balanced smile, it may also improve your oral health by reducing areas where bacteria get caught, which can reduce your risk of gum disease. During your initial consultation at MINT dentistry, our team of board-certified dentists can assess your teeth and gums to decide if laser gum contouring might improve your smile and confidence.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Laser Gum Contouring?

Laser gum sculpting at MINT dentistry may be ideal if you want to get rid of excess gum tissue to enhance the look and health of your smile. Laser gum treatment can also be a great way to create a more balanced smile if your gums are overdeveloped or uneven and sit too low on your enamel. This minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry option can help treat chronic oral infections or gum disease caused by debris and bacteria that get below the gumline. At your initial consultation, the MINT dentistry team will perform a thorough examination and then develop a customized treatment plan to optimize your oral health and smile.

What Does Laser Gum Sculpting Involve?

At MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA, laser gum contouring is performed under local anesthesia. We also offer several methods of sedation dentistry to soothe any fears or anxieties about visiting the dentist. Prior to the procedure, we'll give you time to relax in a massaging treatment chair. You'll be invited to listen to music through a pair of Beats headphones or watch a television show on a flat-screen TV. To start the treatment, your teeth and gums in the treatment area will be cleaned and dried. Next, our team will carefully use the laser handpiece to remove the affected gum tissue until a more balanced gumline is revealed. The heat from the laser cauterizes your gums for minimal bleeding during the procedure. Once the desired amount of tissue has been removed and your gumline is even, we'll rinse your teeth and gums so you can see your results. In most cases, laser gum contouring treatments only take one visit to complete.

Caring for Your Gums After Laser Treatment

A member of our team will talk with you about aftercare instructions following your laser gum contouring procedure. Your gums may be swollen and tender for a few days; however, this can generally be relieved with over-the-counter pain medication. Adhering to a proper oral hygiene schedule at home with thorough flossing and brushing can shorten the healing process and help keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you have any questions or signs of infection, please contact our practice. We encourage you to schedule biannual dental cleanings at MINT dentistry so that our team can track your gum health and help keep your smile looking great.

The MINT Commitment

Gum contouring procedures could be classified as cosmetic dental treatment and may not be covered under dental insurance plans. However, we'll contact your insurance company to determine if any coverage is available before the procedure. If you have out-of-pocket costs or if you aren't using dental insurance, MINT dentistry accepts a variety of payment methods. A member of our team will discuss cost estimates in your initial consultation and can provide information on low-interest financing to make it easier to fit your treatment into your budget. MINT dentistry is committed to helping every patient in New Orleans, LA get the dental care they need.

Contour Your Smile

Laser gum contouring can remove excess gum tissue to help transform a "gummy" smile and may also minimize your risk of periodontal disease. Whether you wish to have more confidence in your smile or improve your oral health, laser gum contouring may be a good choice for you. If you'd like to get more information about laser gum sculpting or additional cosmetic dentistry solutions, contact our center in New Orleans, LA to schedule a consultation.

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