Combined Surgery in The Treatment of Gummy Smile Accompanied by Gingival Hyperpigmentation

Dewina Marsha Larasati, Nahdhiya Amalia Puspita Klana, Agung Krismariono

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Abstract

Smile is a facial expression in which the corners of the mouth curve upwards, signifying pleasure, amusement, or derision. The gingival architecture as well as the shape, position, and color of teeth, played a role in the smile’s harmony. Someone was categorized as a gummy smile if excessive gingival display when smiling. This case report aims to explain the management of gummy smile accompanied by gingival hyperpigmentation using surgery techniques. Prior to surgery, scaling and root planing were performed to eliminate debris and calculus. Two weeks afterward, crown lengthening and gingival depigmentation were done for gummy smile and gingival hyperpigmentation correction. One month of evaluation, gummy smile and gingival hyperpigmentation have disappeared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1727-1730
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Volume15
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Crown lengthening
  • Gingival depigmentation
  • Gummy smile

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