A 26-year-old female asked:
i have excess gum between my two front teeth. i wanted to know what i can do to remove it. would braces help or do i have to undergo surgery?
3 doctor answers
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dentist: Talk to your dentist. Sometimes better dental hygiene may reduce the gingival inflammation .
Answered on Oct 29, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
52 years experience Orthodontics
Perhaps both: Ideal solution is to position teeth into the best relationships possible, reshape the gum tissue after teeth have been moved, and esthetically restore the teeth (if necessary) to ideal size and shape. Talk to your Family Dentist. The services of both Orthodontic and Periodontic Specialists may be in order.
Answered on Nov 21, 2014
Dr. Stephen Pyle answered
38 years experience Dentistry
Probably surgery: Most likely a minor surgical procedure would be necessary to remove the excess gum tissue. If not done, you can probably close the space with braces, but once the braces are removed the space will probably reappear.
Answered on Feb 10, 2015
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