International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 63--65

Botox injection as a temporary measure for correcting gummy smile


Anil Sargur Ramu1, Vijai Shivappa2, Zeinab Siraj3 
1 Consultants orthodontist, Vikram Perfect, Gokulam, Mysore, India
2 Pedodontist, Vikram Perfect, Gokulam, Mysore, India
3 General dentist, Vikram Perfect, Gokulam, Mysore, India

Correspondence Address:
Anil Sargur Ramu
Vikram Perfect, KRS Main Road, Gokulam, Mysore 570 002, Karnataka
India

The exposure of more than 3 mm of the gum during the smile is known as gingival or gummy smile (GS). Botulinum toxin (BT) has been used since 1989 for cosmetic reasons to treat frown lines and since, then its use has been tried for various cosmetic procedures, the effects of which can last from 6 weeks to 8 months. BT has been tried as an initial and temporary option for treatment of GS cases due to the ease and safety of the applications. We hereby report a case of GS induced by orthodontic treatment for proclination correction by extracting upper and lower first premolars treated effectively by local administration of BT. Though the treatment effects lasts for 6 months to 1 year the cosmetic benefits are worth the treatment procedure.


How to cite this article:
Ramu AS, Shivappa V, Siraj Z. Botox injection as a temporary measure for correcting gummy smile.Int J Health Allied Sci 2014;3:63-65


How to cite this URL:
Ramu AS, Shivappa V, Siraj Z. Botox injection as a temporary measure for correcting gummy smile. Int J Health Allied Sci [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Apr 4 ];3:63-65
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