You may not have heard of laser gum contouring Toronto before.
We are going to discuss gum contouring; the pros and cons, how it is done, and what you can expect.
What is laser gum contouring
Using a laser the dentist will remove some of the gum that is too thick or loose. You do not want loose gum tissue as food could get caught in it and cause infection.
How is the procedure performed
The procedure is generally performed right in the dentist office.
Using a local anesthetic will be used to numb the gums, sometimes the dentist will draw on the gums with a pen to show where to cut; after that, they will use the laser to remove excess gum material and shape it.
After the surgery, you will need to spend the day doing limited activities and resting. It will take a few days to weeks to completely recover.
One good thing is lasers cause less bleeding than traditional scalpel methods.
Take over the counter pain medications such as Tylenol,
Eating for the first few days after surgery you will need to eat soft, cooled foods.
Risk from laser contouring surgery
As with all surgeries there are risk involved; a reaction to the anesthetic, infection, or other risks. Make sure that your dentist knows all the medication you take and any conditions that you have.
Is it costly and will my insurance pay for it?
Laser gum contouring will cost from $300.00 to $3000 depending on how much you need to be done.
Insurance companies differ on what they pay for and how much they will pay, toward a procedure. It would be best to call your insurer and find out how much if anything they cover.
If you are interested in laser gum contouring Toronto, speak to your dentist.