Typically, when you think of the word “gummy” you probably think of the candy, gummy bears or gummy worms, don’t you? Well, that same thought can not be applied regarding a gummy smile. A gummy smile is an oral condition where someone might have an excessive amount of gum tissue showing above their top row of teeth when they smile. Although this condition does not pose a threat to your oral wellbeing, it can, however, be embarrassing to some people, causing them to feel self-conscious about their appearance. Luckily, Dr. Morad has experience correcting this dental issue and offers a few different options on how to reverse its effects to have you smiling with confidence again.
Gummy smile treatment
Treating your gummy smile not only allows for a more aesthetically pleasing look, but it also grants better oral functionalities. Treatments like crown lengthening remove the extra gum tissue in question and gum re-contouring is a procedure that helps to reshape your uneven gum line. If, by any chance, there is some tooth decay that lies underneath your gum line crown lengthening can help remove the infected tissue. Laser gum treatments and other traditional procedures are also available as correctional and restorative solutions depending on how comfortable you are with the recommended option.
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Based on the severity of your condition, Dr. Morad also offers corrective jaw surgery in case there is a jaw alignment issue that has occurred during your diagnosis.
Don’t let your gummy smile hinder you from showing off your beautiful teeth. If you are suffering from a gummy smile, we invite you to visit one of our offices in San Carlos, Redwood City, or Belmont, CA. You can also reach out to us on our home page to schedule an appointment to learn more about our other dental procedures.