Five Dental Concerns Addressed With Laser Gum Treatment

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Many of Dr. Michaela Tozzi’s patients in Las Vegas, NV want to repair their uneven gumline. At Michaela Tozzi, DMD, we can resolve oral health problems that cause a gummy smile with laser gum treatment. When the top of your teeth are covered with extra gum tissue, your teeth look small. With the help of gum contouring near Las Vegas, our cosmetic dentist can remove portions of the gums to create a better contour. This creates a better-looking smile and improves oral health since it reduces where bacteria can remain trapped. This helps our patients reduce their risk of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease. To learn more about gum restoration, schedule a consultation today.

What leads to a gummy smile?

Many things can cause the gums to be too low or high, including health problems, taking certain medications, and genetics. Gums that are too high and make the teeth look long are most often caused by gum recession. This gum recession can lead to tooth decay, periodontal disease, and, in severe cases, tooth loss. This is why it’s important to never ignore if your gums begin to look different.

Who is the best candidate for gum contouring?

You are a good candidate for gum contouring surgery in Las Vegas, NV if:

  • You want to restore your smile

  • Your gums cover the majority of your teeth

  • You have no existing dental issue (for those that do, it must be resolved before laser gum treatment)

  • You get frequent oral infections or have gum disease

When your gums are too low, gum contouring offers patients a more even-looking gumline.

What dental concerns can gum contouring treat?

Laser gum treatment is used for more than just excess gum tissue removal. It can also treat:

  1. Cold sores

  2. Periodontal disease

  3. Peri-implantitis

  4. Oral growths

  5. TMD

What is gum contouring?

At Michaela Tozzi, DMD, we perform laser treatment for gum disease in our Las Vegas, NV area dental office with a mild local anesthetic. Before laser gum contouring, your teeth and gums are thoroughly cleaned and dried fully. Dr. Tozzi uses the BIOLASE® Epic™ laser to cut away excess gum tissue, which leaves her patients with a higher gumline. This laser cauterizes tissue while minimizing bleeding. Once she is satisfied with the results, she cleans the patient’s mouth thoroughly.

After gum contouring treatment, swelling or tenderness is normal and should subside after a few weeks when the gums are fully healed. Dr. Tozzi can offer her patients tips on how to keep the gums healthy and clean during recovery. Regular dental exams and routine dental cleanings are important after receiving gum contouring, and to maintain your oral health.

Will my insurance cover gum contouring?

Gum contouring is typically considered a cosmetic and elective procedure, so it usually is not covered by dental insurance. However, Dr. Tozzi accepts many payment methods and offers low-interest financing to make it more affordable. At your consultation, we can give you an estimated cost for laser gum contouring treatment.

Learn how gum contouring improves oral health

Dr. Michaela Tozzi offers gum contouring to patients near Las Vegas, NV who want to repair their smiles. At Michaela Tozzi, DMD, we perform this laser gum contouring treatment at just one visit. To learn if you’re a candidate for laser gum contouring treatment, schedule a consultation today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.