For many people, excessive gingival display causes embarrassment and discomfort. A “gummy smile” can be caused by multiple factors. Fortunately, at The Silverstrom Group we can diagnose and treat excessive gums with innovative dental technology. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, explain how laser dentistry provides a high-tech and comfortable solution to excessive gum display.
Gummy Smile Quiz
1. True or False: A variety of factors may cause excessive gums.
2. True or False: Gummy smiles may be a warning sign of a serious dental issue.
3. True or False: Dr. David Silverstrom and Gary Silverstrom treat gummy smiles using laser dentistry.
Answer Key
1. True. Certain medications, such as Cyclosporine, Dilantin, and calcium channel blockers, may lead to hyperplasia, or gum overgrowth. Other common causes include hypoactive upper lip muscles, abnormal tooth eruption, hyperplasia due to orthodontic treatment, and genetics.
2. True. In many cases, excessive gingival display may simply be inflammation as a result of poor oral hygiene or even gum disease. Over time, gum disease may cause your gums to become sore or to bleed easily. Without treatment, you may eventually suffer from tooth loss. If you notice your smile beginning to appear display too much gum, talk to your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists as soon as possible. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will diagnose the cause of your gummy smile and recommend treatment.
3. True. Using a dental laser, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will remove the excessive gum tissue with precision and accuracy. The laser is quiet and helps reduce the risk of infection following the procedure. In many cases, patients will require little to no anesthesia during a laser procedure.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ Cosmetic Dentists
Do you suffer from a gummy smile? If so, talk to your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists about our innovative treatment for excessive gingival display. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom offer our patients the latest in general, cosmetic, and restorative treatment. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey