LIP REPOSITIONING AS AN ADJUNCT TO THE TREATMENT OF EXCESS GINGIVAL DISPLAY: CASE SERIESAbstract
A smile is a basic and universal facial expression and is an interaction between the teeth, the lip, and the gingival outlines. The smile plays a significant role in the communication and appearance of an individual. As the esthetic demand increases, obtaining a “perfect smile” has become a major goal for many people of this generation. One of the most important features of dental and facial aesthetics is the vertical anterior tooth display. This esthetic judgment is made by viewing the patient from the front side in dynamic states like a conversation, facial expressions, and smiling. Excess gingival display (EGD), also known as a gummy smile, is defined as a high smile line showing more than 1.5 to 2 mm of the gingiva during smiling. It is a common condition with a 2:1 female predilection. At least 50% of the population exhibit some form of gingival display in a normal smile. A gummy smile or an excess gingival display (EGD) is generally considered unattractive, while a discrepancy will always exist between dental practitioners and laypeople when assessing esthetics. In this case series, one case was done with the help of a scalpel, and the other was done with a laser. The healing was measured using the healing index, and the pain was measured using a visual analog scale.
Manish Dev Sejwal, Vidushi Sheokand *, Amit Bhardwaj, Deeksha Mehta and Monika Dhayal
Faculty of Dental Sciences, SGT University, Udhera, Gurugram, Haryana, India.
16 February 2022
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