Dr Balaji Dental Hospital and Medical Centre

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Gummy Smile Correction

Adding a unique and fashionable touch to your smile

What are Gummy smile Correction?

A gummy smile, also known as excessive gingival display, is a condition where an excessive amount of gum tissue is visible above the upper teeth when smiling. This can make the teeth appear smaller and affect the overall aesthetics of your smile. A gummy smile can be caused by various factors, including genetics, an overactive upper lip, or the way the teeth erupted.

Why Correct a Gummy Smile?

Correcting a gummy smile can have several benefits beyond enhancing your smile’s appearance:

  • Improved Aesthetics: A balanced ratio of gums to teeth can make your smile look more attractive and proportional.
  • Boosted Confidence: Feeling good about your smile can significantly improve your self-esteem and confidence in social and professional settings.
  • Oral Health Benefits: In some cases, correcting a gummy smile can also improve oral health by making it easier to clean the teeth and gums properly.

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    Care and Maintenance

    Proper care and maintenance are crucial to ensure the best results and promote healing after a gummy smile correction procedure. Here are some guidelines to help you take care of your gums and teeth post-treatment:

    1. Follow Instructions: Carefully follow all post-procedure instructions provided by your dentist. These instructions are tailored to your specific procedure and will help ensure optimal healing.

    2. Manage Discomfort: It is normal to experience some discomfort, swelling, or sensitivity after the procedure. Your dentist may prescribe pain relief medications or recommend over-the-counter options to manage any discomfort. Applying an ice pack to the outside of your cheek for short intervals can help reduce swelling.

    3. Dietary Restrictions:Stick to a soft diet for the first few days after the procedure. Avoid hard, crunchy, or spicy foods that could irritate the treated area.  Drink plenty of fluids, but avoid hot beverages and alcohol for a few days.

    The Treatment Process

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Gum depigmentation, also known as gum bleaching or gum lightening, is a cosmetic dental procedure that removes or reduces dark spots or patches on the gums, resulting in a lighter and more uniform gum color.

    Good candidates for gum depigmentation include individuals with dark or patchy gums due to genetics, ethnic background, smoking, certain medications, or other factors. A consultation with a dental professional can help determine if this procedure is right for you.

    The procedure typically involves the use of a special laser or chemical agent to remove excess pigmentation from the gums. The treatment is minimally invasive and performed under local anesthesia to ensure comfort.

    Gum depigmentation is generally not painful. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area, and most patients experience little to no discomfort during the procedure. Mild discomfort or swelling may occur afterward but is usually manageable with over-the-counter pain medications.

    The duration of the procedure can vary depending on the extent of pigmentation and the specific technique used. Typically, the procedure takes between 30 minutes to an hour.


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