final operation for gummy smile

Written by: Isabel Villarreal Calvo
Edited by: Patricia Fernández Ramos

correcting gummy smile The gummy smile is the condition in which a person to smile too much gum is and teeth appear smaller than desirable. It is a cosmetic problem, not oral health.

When there is a real gummy smile, treatment always requires surgery. In these cases the aesthetic gum recontouring is performed. As the case may be necessary to remove only the gum by a gingivectomy, but often it is also necessary to remove some bone.


Complications of surgery for gummy smile

Gum surgery for gummy smile presents the common complications with any surgery: inflammation and pain are handled with medication and applying ice locally the days after treatment.


Care to continue operation after a gummy smile

After gummy smile surgery, postoperative care the following is recommended:

  • Do not eat with the operated area.
  • Do not eat anything hot until the swelling pass.
  • Icing the first 48 hours.
  • No physical exercise for 15 days to avoid discomfort and loosen some point.
  • Use an antiseptic to disinfect the surgical site.


Contraindications treatment of gummy smile

This operation is not recommended when the gummy smile is not cause tooth. It may be due for example to a short upper lip or hypermobile or excessive maxillary vertical growth, the key is a good diagnosis.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Isabel Villarreal Calvo

Renowned specialist in dentistry, Dr. Villarreal Calvo graduated in Dentistry from the Complutense University of Madrid since 2006, won the Masters with Specialty in Periodontology from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon in Mexico in 2009. In that same year, he made a Fellow in Periodontology at Baylor University in Dallas, USA, and a course on advanced training in Aesthetic Tissue Reconstruction Implanteperio in the center of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Between 2011 and 2012 he studied the Master of Implantology Clinic in gIDE and University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA, EUU and in 2015 the advanced course soft tissue bone regeneration in implantology with Dr. Istvan Urban in Budapest, Hungary. Currently, it is professional Dental Clinic in Pamplona Villarreal.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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