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Overview

One of the first things you notice in a person is their smile. Crooked, straight, large, white, or yellow- the smile often creates the first impression that can go a long way. Characteristics like gummy smile or where there is too much gum show in the smile might impact your everyday quality of life for obvious reasons and you may look forward to get it corrected.

Did you know that dentists all across accepts 2mm or less of gum display in a full spontaneous smile is aesthetically pleasing and anything beyond that can be distressing. To get a more balanced arch of your smile with the right distance between your jaw and teeth and gum can create a harmony in the rest of your facial features.

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Understanding the surgical procedure

Gingival recontouring, or as simply called treating the gummy smile is all about elevating the upper lip muscle and wing of nose through a cutting-edge surgical technique. In the treatment, the surgeon will find out what kind of aesthetic alterations will best fit the facial contour and opt for reducing the upper lip elevation which will eventually result in lesser gingival display during the smile.

Patients in search of a more harmonious smile than what they got by birth take help from the expert periodontics (the discipline of dentistry related to the construction of the facial aesthetics) to get them a more refined symmetry in their teeth, lips and gum.

Since this is not a disease, keeping it untreated might not directly affect your health but studies show how a certain disfigurement in the body can leave anyone with deep psychological scar.

The treatment for gummy smile will be preceded with sufficient local anaesthesia. After the place is numbed, there are incisions made and interlocked with sutures.

Formally known as a gingivectomy, the surgery is basically an outpatient procedure. Once completed, the patients are treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and might feel mild pain and tension while talking or smiling during the first days after the surgery. The goal of a gummy smile treatment is to improve the facial appearance and involves a combination of processes such as cutting, laser removal of excess gum tissues and reshaping. Sometimes, the jawbone might also need to be altered to balance face features and shape. By augmenting the lips through injection with collagen, dermal fillers, or fat can correct the gummy smile

Pre-surgery

If you want to treat the gummy smile, you would need to consult your dentist for all the possible treatment options. They will examine the mouth, teeth and gums through X-ray imaging. After careful examination of your tooth roots and jaw bone, the dentist will help you understand whether you need same-day laser treatment, surgical sculpting or lip repositioning. Keep your diet normal. If your doctor has given you any antibiotics or any particular gel, do not miss it.

 

 

FAQ’s

Overgrowth of tissue is the major cause of gummy smile as it covers up too much of your teeth. It can be a genetical condition, effect of certain medication, or gum inflammation.

Gingivectomy treatment is the most common procedure to treat it. This helps in reducing the amount of exposed gum.

When done through surgical intervention, the repositioning of lip or jaw stands permanent.

Commonly referred to as gum lifting, gum contouring is a form of cosmetic dentistry that helps in reshaping the excessive gum tissues and the uneven gum structure.

As it is a purely cosmetic technique, there are very few reports where the gum is known to grow back. The results are permanent.

Botox injections (which is a natural protein) and even fillers are sometimes used.

Yes, you can. Just be careful to be gentle around the operated area and you can brush and floss as you did normally.

It is advised to eat soft foods and avoid items which has small pieces, seeds, or tough pieces that needs too much teeth strength. Also, avoid the spicy food at all cost.

With the advent of the laser technique, gum surgery is mostly a pain-free procedure.

It generally takes a few days or weeks to get to the normal look, but in case of any complications, do not delay visiting your doctor.

Post- surgery

There might be bleeding and swelling after the first 48 hours of the procedure. If the swelling and discomfort continues for more than that, make sure you visit your doctor immediately.

 

Why you should choose Contourshyd

It is of no one’s fault had he or she been born with any physiological birth defect. And in today’s world, when there are options for reconstruction and recontouring, anyone can opt for a better curve or feature of their body. However, it is necessary to understand the implications of each such surgery and is best done when left to the brilliantly skilled professionals and surgeons of Contourshyd. Providing a multidisciplinary approach, the doctors of Contourshyd.com will provide with exceptional results keeping up the aesthetic features. Right from correct diagnosis, treatment planning to the post-surgery care, the surgeons will take utmost care in boosting your confidence for a new after-surgery life.

Cost of the surgery in India

Depending on the condition, the smile makeover cost can be from anywhere between Rs. 5,000 upwards to Rs. 90,000 in India.

 

FAQ’s

Overgrowth of tissue is the major cause of gummy smile as it covers up too much of your teeth. It can be a genetical condition, effect of certain medication, or gum inflammation.

Gingivectomy treatment is the most common procedure to treat it. This helps in reducing the amount of exposed gum.

When done through surgical intervention, the repositioning of lip or jaw stands permanent.

Commonly referred to as gum lifting, gum contouring is a form of cosmetic dentistry that helps in reshaping the excessive gum tissues and the uneven gum structure.

As it is a purely cosmetic technique, there are very few reports where the gum is known to grow back. The results are permanent.

Botox injections (which is a natural protein) and even fillers are sometimes used.

Yes, you can. Just be careful to be gentle around the operated area and you can brush and floss as you did normally.

It is advised to eat soft foods and avoid items which has small pieces, seeds, or tough pieces that needs too much teeth strength. Also, avoid the spicy food at all cost.

With the advent of the laser technique, gum surgery is mostly a pain-free procedure.

It generally takes a few days or weeks to get to the normal look, but in case of any complications, do not delay visiting your doctor.

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