Gummy smiles, or gingival smile, are smiles which expose the gums. They are treated by injections.
Different degrees of severity are shown on scales.
Standardised scale for gummy smile severity (gingival smile) :
Treating a gummy smile (gingival smile) by injections
A gummy smile is caused by a hyperactive lifting or ‘elevator’ muscle in the upper lip. This raises the upper lip too much when we smile.
Injections allow us to reduce the upper lip’s elevator muscle’s hyperactivity.
Injection is the suitable solution as soon as a gummy smile starts to be a problem for the individual.
Side effects, risks and follow up
There are no side effects.
The practitioner must have mastered the technique. A faulty technique can lead to a falling upper lip, and edge of lip, which leads to dribbling, and an inability to keep food and liquid in the mouth.
Aesthetic treatment of gummy smile: before and after photos
For more images go to : www.dr-romano-esthetique.com/en/results-before-after/gummy-smile/
This page is purely informative, in accordance with the guidelines of the Ordre of Doctors.It is not a publicity for treatments.