Gummy smile after braces. Your gum doctor in Delaware can fix it!
After orthodontic treatment your teeth are straight and your smile is beatiful. Unfortunately, gums can be swollen and bleed during orthodontic treatment due to poor brushing and a genetic predisposition to having inflammed gums. A long lasting inflammation of your gums can lead to what is call gingival hyperplasia or gingival enlargement. Brushing and frequent cleanings during braces treatment is key to avoid this problem.
Swollen gums makes teeth look short, your gums can surround the braces causing cavities under this extra tissue. In the picture underneath you can see the difference between the left and right side of the gums after gum treatment in Georgetown, DE.
It is a really common problem that needs to be resolved during and/or after braces in Georgetown, De. Your periodontist in Delaware is specialized in reducing your gummy smile during and after treatment.
Improved Esthetics, improved oral hygiene and prevention of gum disease are some of the advantages of treating a gummy smile. A dental treatment called gingivectomy will fix a gummy smile most of the times. Crown lengthening is another technique in the more severe cases.
Most of the treatments of gummy smile are covered with your insurance. Dr sanz, your gum doctor in Sussex County, is in network with most of the common insurances making treatment more affordable.
Whether you need a gum treatment to keep your teeth healthy during orthodontic treatment or if you want to improve your gummy smile after braces, your periodontist near you, Dr sanz, will help you.