Gummy smile

A gummy smile is known in medical terms as excessive gingival display. This usually harmless facial feature is when too much gum tissue shows above the top teeth when you smile.

There is no set definition on a gummy smile as it is not considered a medical problem, however, many people who experience a gummy smile find that its appearance causes feelings of self-consciousness.

At IHYA Clinic in Birmingham, we understand that if something is bothering you about your looks, that putting it right shouldn’t have to mean invasive surgery or lots of downtime.

Therefore, we offer a range of injectable and advanced dental treatments to correct a gummy smile, quickly, safely and effectively, without going under the knife.

Causes of a gummy smile

A gummy smile can be simply part of your genetics and the way that your mouth is formed naturally.

However, it can also be caused by excess periodontal tissue or abnormalities of components of the mouth, such as the jaws, teeth or nerves.

A gummy smile can also be a sign of poor dental hygiene, which in turn could cause painful, bleeding gums, gum disease and bad breath, so it’s important to know and understand the causes of your own gummy smile, for health reasons.

Treatments for a gummy smile

Before we treat you for a gummy smile, here at IHYA clinic, it is important that we ascertain the cause of the condition. Therefore we will always ask that you attend a no-obligation consultation, mouth analysis and medical history check.

Depending on the cause of your gummy smile, we will then recommend the most suitable and appropriate treatments, for your individual requirements.

Our treatments for a gummy smile

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