Your gums shouldn’t prevent you from showing the world your smile. Get a gummy smile taken care of by visiting a plastic surgeon for a short procedure. Which procedure is best for you? It all depends on your specific type of gummy smile.

Many cases of gummy smile can be dealt with using small injections of Botox, weakening the muscles above the mouth that cause a hyperactive upper lip. On the other hand, a gingivectomy (also known as a gum lift) is a surgical procedure that’s most helpful when a small amount of gum tissue reduction is needed. During the surgery, the plastic surgeon creates a small incision in the gum area, then uses a scalpel to remove tissue.

Consult a doctor to discuss gummy smile reduction options and decide which you’re most comfortable with. Dr. Jason Lichten is a board-certified plastic surgeon in the Columbus area. To set up an appointment, contact us today.