Excessive gingival display can be managed by a variety of treatment modalities, depending on the specific diagnosis. A 29-year old woman was referred to the Unit of Oral Surgery of the University of Chieti-Pescara by her dentist for a consultation regarding a gummy smile. A partial-thickness dissection was made. The epithelium and connective tissue was excised. Tissue tags were removed. The mucosal flap was advanced and sutured at the mucogingival junction using 5-0 polypropylene sutures and 4.0 chromic gut sutures. No periodontal dressing was placed. Postoperative instructions included recommendations for limited facial movements, no brushing around the surgical site for 14 days, and placing ice packs over the upper lip. This treatment modality was effective, producing esthetically acceptable smiles in these patients. This case report demonstrates the successful management of excessive gingival display with a lip-repositioning procedure.

A cosmetic technique called lip repositioning in patient of excessive gingival display.

Carinci, F;Sinjari, B;Murmura, G;Scarano, A
2011

Abstract

Excessive gingival display can be managed by a variety of treatment modalities, depending on the specific diagnosis. A 29-year old woman was referred to the Unit of Oral Surgery of the University of Chieti-Pescara by her dentist for a consultation regarding a gummy smile. A partial-thickness dissection was made. The epithelium and connective tissue was excised. Tissue tags were removed. The mucosal flap was advanced and sutured at the mucogingival junction using 5-0 polypropylene sutures and 4.0 chromic gut sutures. No periodontal dressing was placed. Postoperative instructions included recommendations for limited facial movements, no brushing around the surgical site for 14 days, and placing ice packs over the upper lip. This treatment modality was effective, producing esthetically acceptable smiles in these patients. This case report demonstrates the successful management of excessive gingival display with a lip-repositioning procedure.
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