If you’re unhappy with the appearance of a gummy smile, periodontist Vanessa Bikhazi, DDS, and her expert team have a simple solution at her private practice in Newport Beach, California. They offer lip repositioning surgery to perfect your smile and help you gain confidence. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Bikhazi and her team by phone or online to learn more.
Lip repositioning surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that can correct a gummy smile caused by a high upper lip and too much-exposed gum tissue. During surgery, Dr. Bikhazi and her team lower the upper lip junction inside your mouth. This restricts lip movement and reduces the amount of gum tissue that’s exposed when you smile.
Some of the main benefits associated with lip repositioning surgery with Dr. Bikhazi and her staff include:
Having a gummy smile might make you feel embarrassed or self-conscious, but treatment can perfect its appearance. Lip repositioning surgery is simple, fast, and virtually painless, but it can produce dramatic results.
To find out if you’re a candidate for lip repositioning surgery, Dr. Bikhazi and her staff examine your teeth and gums, review your oral health history, and usually take dental X-rays. They discuss what you hope to get out of the surgery and let you know what to expect during the procedure.
Dr. Bikhazi numbs the treatment area and offers you a sedative to help you feel more relaxed. She removes a small strip of tissue near the inside of your upper lip and stitches it into its new, lower position. The surgery usually takes less than an hour.
After lip repositioning surgery, take it easy for a while. Avoid strenuous activity and excessive smiling and laughing. Ice the treatment area as needed and take medications as directed by Dr. Bikhazi. Begin with a soft-food diet initially.
The healing process could take about two weeks. Attend your follow-up appointments with the dental team to ensure proper healing.
Don’t live with a gummy smile that diminishes your self-esteem when a simple surgical solution is within reach at the office of Vanessa Bikhazi, DDS. Schedule an appointment today by phone or online to find out if lip repositioning surgery is right for you.