Holding back your smile, because you’re self conscious about showing too much gum?
Dr. Andrew Koenigsberg of Gallery 57 Dental explains “gummy” smiles can have several causes. If excess gum is responsible, the preferred, easiest method is removing some of the gum using a laser. This procedure is quick and almost painless. Treatment becomes more complicated if the “gumminess” is due to the underlying bone structure and may require significant maxillo-facial surgery. Using Botox or lip surgery to lengthen the upper lip or cause it to droop can be effective but risks altering facial expression.
What to do if your “gummy” smile is giving you the blues? Come to Gallery 57 Dental and we’ll help you smile as big as you feel!