Tag: gum reconstruction

13 May 2016 by  admin in Gum Disease

How to Fix a Gummy Smile

Bothered by a “gummy smile”? You’re not alone. An estimated 15 percent of women and 7 percent of men are treated for excessive gum tissue or small teeth that can lead to a less than perfect smile. According to the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute, 569,160 gingivectomies were performed in 2006 – a procedure that reduces extra gum tissue. For many patients, this cosmetic laser treatment has offered a quick and easy solution to feelings of embarrassment and self-consciousness stemming from a gummy smile. What constitutes a gummy smile? Two… Read More

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