Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 520--523

Lip repositioning: An alternative cosmetic treatment for gummy smile


Mudnoor Manjunath Dayakar, Sachin Gupta, Hiranya Shivananda 
 Department of Periodontics, KVG Dental College, Sullia, DK, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Sachin Gupta
Department of Periodontics, KVG Dental college, Sullia, DK, Karnataka
India

Excessive gingival display, commonly referred to as «SQ»gummy smile«SQ» is a major hurdle in overall personality of an individual. Gummy smile, secondary to altered passive eruption and tooth mal-positioning, can be predictably treated with Surgery and orthodontic therapy. In patients with jaw deformities, orthognathic surgery can be performed. However, this requires hospitalization and entails significant discomfort. Lip repositioning is a simple surgical procedure to treat «SQ»gummy smile«SQ». The procedure restricts the muscle pull of the elevator lip muscles thereby reducing the gingival display while smiling. This procedure is safe and predictable with minimal risk or side effects. This case report describes the successful treatment of excessive gingival display using surgical lip repositioning procedure which can be used as an alternative treatment modality for treatment of excessive gingival display.


How to cite this article:
Dayakar MM, Gupta S, Shivananda H. Lip repositioning: An alternative cosmetic treatment for gummy smile.J Indian Soc Periodontol 2014;18:520-523


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Dayakar MM, Gupta S, Shivananda H. Lip repositioning: An alternative cosmetic treatment for gummy smile. J Indian Soc Periodontol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Jun 6 ];18:520-523
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