It is called a gummy smile, when a large amount of gum tissue appears above the teeth when one smiles. This makes the teeth look shorter. This is not bad for your physical health, but a gummy smile does make some people lose self-confidence.
This problem can be addressed through gum contouring at Walton Dental Surgery.
There are a variety of causes that contribute toward a gummy smile:
We at Walton Dental Surgery want you to get back your self-confidence if you struggle because of a gummy smile. We treat this condition through ‘gum contouring’.
Gum contouring is a simple procedure.
In your first appointment with us at Walton Dental Surgery, we will check your gums and inform you about your treatment options.
In the second stage, we will make you comfortable and apply local anaesthesia to your gums. Then we will remove the excessive gum tissue and also create a beautiful gum line to give you a smile you have desired.
After that you can relax and go home and simply relax for the remainder of the day. Gum contouring is a simple procedure.
The duration of the procedure depends on the number of teeth that need gum contouring. In general, the treatment takes anywhere between 20 to 45 minutes of time.
We perform the procedure under local anaesthesia. Therefore, it does not hurt. Gums will heal within two weeks after the gum contouring procedure and most patients do not experience much swelling afterwards.