Will someone be more prone to gum recession after gummy smile treatment?Cosmetic Dentistry
My parents are afraid that I will be more prone to gum recession after gummy smile treatment. Since gum tissue is removed during gummy smile treatment, will it make me more prone to gum recession in future?
Thanks for the D2D. That is a very genuine concern! The purpose of gummy smile surgery is to trim away EXCESSIVE gum and bone tissue. So your dentist will only remove what is necessary and make your teeth the correct length.
Since we are just “normalising” what you are supposed to have, it will not make you more prone to gum recession in the future compared to the normal population.
Dr Marlene Teo
BDS (Hons), MS Periodontology
TP Dental Surgeons
The Penthouse 391B Orchard Road Ngee Ann City Tower B #26-01
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