Gummy smile is when the gums appear more than normal while talking or laughing. Since the gingival levels are not at the required level for each tooth, some teeth may appear longer and others shorter asymmetrically. Although some of us do not realize these situations, it might be an aesthetic defect for others. Some of us realize this condition, but do not know that its treatment is very simple.
What are the steps of the procedure?
First of all, our physician examines you with detailed pictures and videos. If necessary, x-rays are taken. Measurements are made. It is determined how many mm to intervene in the gums of which teeth. The interventions at the border of 2-3 mm, the procedure is completed painlessly in a very short time, such as 5-10 minutes after local anesthesia. Your teeth and smile will gain a much healthier and a more aesthetic look.
In some cases, 4 mm and above where the laser is not sufficient, a simple gingival surgery can solve more advanced problems in less than 30 minutes.
If you have very dark red, purple or black gums, your problem can be corrected within minutes with laser or electrosurgical peeling. Thus, you can have natural vibrant pink gum tissues and a beautiful smile as you desire to be.
Botox application is another alternative for your treatment. If necessary, our dentist can successfully use botox treatment alone or in combination with the treatment described above.
Is it supposed to bleed during or after the procedure?
Bleeding is a rare complication at this procedure.
Is sewing necessary?
Since there is no incision in laser or electrosurgery techniques, no stitches are required.
What should I expect during my recovery?
As soon as you leave the clinic, you can continue your daily routine (eating, drinking, sports, etc.). The process does not need to be checked later.
What results should I expect after the procedure?
Rarely it can partially return to its former state after years, but it will still be better than its original state. If it is partially restored, then there is no harm in repeating the process.