A gum correction is a treatment that involves shorten, lengthen or smooths the gums in order to create a fancy smile and in some cases better oral health.
The two most common problems treated by tooth gum correction is gingival recession (gingival recession) and the excess of gum called “gummy smile”.
Tooth gum correction performed by dentists with special knowledge and experience in the field.
For whom is suitable gums correction?
Gums design and appearance are affected by various factors such as heredity, oral hygiene, lifestyle and any gum disease (usually infection). The treatment is therefore affected by the underlying cause of the gum formulation.
Provided that no gum disease exists and that you take care of your oral hygiene correctly, an aesthetic gum correction used for the following treatments:
- Removal of excess tissue (very visibly gums, a little tooth surface)
- Restoration of gingival recession (exposed tooth necks)
- Smoothing uneven gums distribution
When is not an esthetic gingival correction is the right solution?
Problems with gums is sometimes a symptom of periodontal disease, an inflammation or infection of the mouth. Periodontal disease occurs in two forms: Gingivitis and Periodontitis.
Gingivitis means that only the gum is influenced while the other, and much more severe form, also include periodontitis teeth and dentine. Untreated periodontitis can eg lead to severe periodontitis.
If there is a periodontal disease must be treated before it can decide on the need of a cosmetic gum correction.
Oral hygiene is important for gum
How to take care of their oral hygiene also affect the tooth design. For example, because a gingival recession with exposed tooth necks often on hard brushing or plaque formation.
As the gums not only plays an important role in our smile, but also for our health, it is important to seek out a dentist if you experience changes in the gum condition.