After permanent teeth erupt during childhood, the gum tissue should slowly recede to expose the whole tooth. In some instances however, the gums do not recede properly and remain covering a large portion of the teeth, causing the appearance of short teeth and a gummy smile. This phenomenon is called altered passive eruption and may result in pocketing between the tooth and gum, which may trap bacteria and lead to bone loss. This problem is easily remedied by gently reshaping the gum and bone around the teeth, and often has a dramatic effect on the appearance of one’s smile. Although the procedure might initially sound invasive and painful, recovery is typically very fast with minimal discomfort. We have yet to have a patient be anything other than elated with the results and almost immediate recovery! The results of this gummy smile treatment can reveal beautiful teeth and dramatically improve one’s smile. If you have a gummy smile, don’t delay!

Contact San Diego’s Experienced Periodontist

As a highly-trained and skilled periodontist, Dr. Beck is highly sought after by patients who are suffering from their oral health. Whether you have been told you have periodontal disease, or you have loose or missing teeth that need to be replaced with dental implants, you can trust Dr. Beck and her team to support you every step of the way, and make sure you get the high-quality care you deserve. Call her office today to schedule your first appointment!

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Contact our office in San Diego today to learn how Dr. Beck can help you achieve the beautiful smile you deserve with gummy smile treatment. Call (858) 924-0191.

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