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Do you have a gummy smile? An optimal smile line is one that reveals the least amount of gum tissue when an individual smiles. Consequently, the gum tissue should have a balanced look in the smile line while making sure that they are properly aligned with your upper lip. The primary reason why many people think their smile is unappealing is because they have a gummy smile. Hence, the individual might be hesitant to smile publicly.
Anyone who shows a significant amount of their upper gums when they smile maybe considered to have this condition, which creates an unbalanced look, emphasizing gums over teeth. Excess gum tissue or an upper lip that lifts considerably when a person smiles are the main causes for a gummy smile appearance.
Many people ask if a gummy smile is just an aesthetic problem or something beyond that. A smile line is an aesthetic zone which shows your teeth when you are smiling. There are other factors as well that might affect the appearance of your smile. The size and shape of your lips play an integral role in defining the beauty of your smile. Apart from this, your facial muscles, size and shape of the teeth, and gum tissue also influence the appearance of your smile. You will have an attractive smile if there is minimum gum tissue showing.
Many people have come to accept their gummy smile. Those who have not been able to do so often bear great shame and disappointment. If this describes your scenario, then it's time to act and consider Gummy Smile Correction.
A gummy smile is more than a cosmetic problem, wherein it can make you self-conscious and cause you to cover up your true emotions!!!
However, it could be corrected by absolutely pain free treatment procedures at Therapeuo Dental Clinic.
At Therapeuo, Gummy Smile Correction will be done using a soft tissue laser (laser dentistry). This will make the procedure much gentler on your gum tissue, reducing the recovery time and help you achieve better results faster.
Combined with almost no discomfort, dental laser treatment is the best available option to cut away excessive gum tissue and avoid having any swollen or tender gums later.
Furthermore, the advanced technology of dental laser seals up the blood vessels automatically resulting in less swelling and blood during and after treatment.
Gummy smiles are caused by an assortment of various issues with both, your teeth and gums:
A "gummy smile" occurs when too much gum tissue (in technical terms, over 2 milli meters) is visible in the smile. Different people have different ideas about when this issue becomes a problem, but if you feel it detracts from your appearance, then you are a candidate for gummy smile correction.
If you leave it untreated, a gummy smile will not only negatively affect your smile aesthetics but also the overall appearance. Regardless, there is a cure for a gummy smile, which can be resolved by undergoing different dental treatments.
The most common procedure that we perform is the gum contouring with dental laser treatment. We also may consider Lip Lowering or BOTOX depending on the case and could present these options to you following a proper diagnostic consultation.
During your visit, your gums and teeth will be anaesthetised with a local anaesthetic near the site of correction. Once the area is numb, the excessive gum tissue will be removed via a soft tissue laser and the gums will be contoured to the desired shape. What makes it more comfortable is that the laser does not produce any sort of vibration or heat. The dentist also makes use of a gentle spray of water to keep it smooth and steady. In most cases this procedure is done in tandem with the placement of dental veneers.
Post-operative care following a gummy smile corrective procedure is essential for healing and preventing complications.
After leaving our dental clinic post treatment, we suggest you consider relaxing or at least limiting your activity as much as possible for the remainder of the day. Avoid strenuous activity and aerobic exercise for the next 3 days.
Oral hygiene :
Brushing and oral hygiene procedures should continue as usual in all untreated areas. In exposed, operated areas, limit your oral hygiene to brushing using a soft bristled toothbrush. In areas covered by periodontal dressing, brush only the chewing surfaces of teeth. Avoid dental flossing in operated areas during the first week following surgery. Undiluted medicated mouthwash, salt water or peroxide rinses should be used during the first week following surgery. Also avoid the use of water irrigation devices such as Water-pik for 1 month following surgery. The exposed operated areas should be gently swabbed with a cotton bud saturated with Betadine or Chlorhexidine as a last oral hygiene procedure at bedtime and again in the morning, after eating and drinking.
Use of removalble dental appliances :
If you normally wear a removable appliance which replaces missing teeth, and it rests on the operated area, it is best to minimize the use of this appliance as any pressure on the surgical site could be detrimental to healing and cause discomfort.
As with other dental procedures, the cost of dental laser treatment varies from person to person. It all depends on the amount of gum that needs to be removed. Apart from this, other factors that were mentioned in the article above could simultaneously increase or decrease the cost of the treatment. The treatment costs anywhere between Rs.7000 to Rs 15000.
If the procedure is to fix one or two teeth, the cost will be lower, but if the entire gum line needs treatment, the estimates would be on the higher end of the scale. This is just the cost of dental laser treatment for gummy smile correction. If the procedure requires other dental treatments such as porcelain veneers or dental crown placement in combination with dental laser, the cost may increase due to additional treatments.
When a person smiles, it is normal for the teeth and just a small amount of gums to be visible. Your gum tissue is like a frame that provides form and shape to the top of your tooth. Those with a gummy smile, however, show an excessive amount of gums when they smile. A gummy smile is clinically diagnosed as showing more than 2 milli meters of upper gum when smiling.