If your gums have receded, there are periodontal procedures that can eliminate the problem. Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. As a result these exposed areas may become sensitive to sweets and cold. Also, the exposed roots are soft and are more prone to decay. Covering these areas with soft tissue grafts can be done to eliminate or greatly reduce the sensitivity.
Many times, the recession and exposed roots are in the area of a person’s smile and can be easily seen. This may be unsightly preventing a person from smiling. Cosmetic gum grafting to correct these long appearing teeth will enhance a smile as well as protect the teeth from sensitivity and decay. Thereby recreating a beautiful smile and restoring periodontal health.
Gum Contouring: Gummy Smile Reduction
If you feel you have too much of a gummy smile, there is a simple surgical procedure that can be done to prevent your upper lip from rising to high. A small incision is made in the crease of the inside of your upper lip, then the soft part of the lip is repositioned so the lip cannot rise as much.