Gummy Smile Treatment

Gummy Smile Treatment

Gummy smile treatment has become popular in recent years with many people complaining that an excess of gum in their smile affects their appearance. Experts in periodontology, the branch of dentistry that focuses on the teeth and their surroundings, especially the gums, offer treatment to eliminate tartar while also offering gum operations, flap operations and papilla operations, as well as deep curettage treatment.

To cut down on excessively gummy smiles, periodontists can shape the gums as desired by conducting gingivectomies and gingivoplasties.

The DENTAGLOBAL Dental Clinic can offer such treatment to patients after evaluations

What Should Healthy Gums Look Like?

  • Light pink gum with the appearance of orange peel;
  • An even gum boundary covering the teeth starting from the root;
  • No excess redness, swelling or infection;
  • No bleeding while brushing or flossing teeth;
  • No feeling of discomfort,
  • A durable and hard appearance.

Reasons for Gingival Diseases:

The main reason for gingival diseases is either bacterial plaque or “microbial dental plaque” – a sticky, transparent layer that sticks to the teeth tightly and originates from the ineffective and irregular brushing of teeth. Because it is the same colour as the tooth, it is difficult to see with the naked eye. Plaque is soft and can be easily removed with a toothbrush and dental floss. If the plaque is not removed in a timely fashion, however, it calcifies, hardens and causes tartar. The rough structure of tartar results in plaque – as well as infections – accumulating more quickly.

Other Reasons for Gingival Diseases:

Smoking is extremely harmful for oral mucosa and the gums, softening the latter and opening the way to gingival diseases.

According to scientists, genetic makeup is also 30% responsible for gingival diseases.

During periods when hormonal changes induced by pregnancy, puberty, menopause and menstruation are most intense, greater attention must be paid to oral hygiene as gums are more sensitive at such times.

Studies have also shown that stress reduces the body’s ability to fight against infection, which also has an effect on the formation of periodontal diseases.

The use of medication, contraceptive pills, antidepressants and heart pills also affects oral health and can necessitate extra attention to dental care. If you are using any such medication, please inform your dentist before treatment.

The grinding or gnashing of teeth also causes damage to periodontal tissue.

People with diabetes are at a high risk of developing periodontal (gingival) infections and should receive regular gingival checks from a periodontologist while also paying extra care to their oral hygiene.

Additionally, a lack of nutrition leads to a weak immune system that reduces the body’s ability to ward off infections, including gingival infections.

Fillings, crowns and bridges that incorrectly press against the gum can also cause problems.

To Ensure Healthy Gums:

  • Brush and floss your teeth properly every day
  • Eat a well-balanced diet, avoid unnecessary calories and steer clear of foods that are likely to stick to your teeth.
  • Examine your teeth regularly to recognise the first signals of any oral or dental change.
  • Visit a dentist at least twice a year to remove any build-up of tartar.

The Next Step

The next step is to arrange a private consultation with one of the DENTAGLOBAL associated clinics and offices in Paris, London, Rotterdam or our own facility in Izmir. You can also get a quote by filling in the detailed form on our website. We would be happy to chat with you on the phone and answer any questions you may have.