The goal of periodontal treatment is to improve periodontal health and aesthetic. A gummy smile is an aesthetic problem related to periodontal tissue. This case report aims to explain the minimally invasive surgery for gummy smile correction using triangular frenotomy technique. A 24 years old woman with an aesthetic problem. She complains her gingiva was visible excessively when smile. Intraoral examination on the maxillary anterior region: gingival margin at the normal position, normal texture, normal color of the gingiva, and normal crown size. The patient agrees to undergo the surgery. Triangular frenotomy technique was performed to reduce the severity of her gummy smile. Evaluation for six months, gummy smile was reduced significantly. Triangular frenotomy technique is a novel technique for gummy smile correction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1565-1568
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Frenotomy
  • Gummy smile
  • Minimally invasive


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