Treatment Options for Black Gums and Gummy Smiles Now Offered by Dr. Alex Farnoosh

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Dr. Alex Farnoosh now offers cosmetic periodontal treatments to address black gums and gummy smiles. Dr. Farnoosh uses a special bleaching technique combined with a gentle dermabrasion for bright, beautiful, lasting results.

Gummy smile operation expert, Dr. Alex Farnoosh, now offers cosmetic periodontal treatments to address black gums and gummy smiles. Healthy gum tissue is critical for good dental health, but the appearance of the gums can also affect the overall look of a smile. Black gums or a gummy smile can overwhelm the teeth and create an imbalanced or unattractive look. The right gummy smile or discolored gums treatment can completely transform a smile to be captivatingly pink and proportionate.

Several things can cause a gummy smile, including excess gum tissue, abnormal eruption, overgrown tissue and lip height. Jaw surgery was once used to address these issues and correct gummy smiles, but Dr. Farnoosh provides other options today. “When the lip goes too far up, what we call a hypermobile lip, and showing an excessive amount of the gum tissue, it doesn’t look good. One of the elements of the total smile is the proper positioning of the upper lip … About 15 years ago, I was trying to come up with a concept to develop a technique to minimize the gummy smile. It’s the reason I introduced the concept of lip lowering,” stated Dr. Farnoosh. The gummy smile cost can vary based on case complexity and individual treatment needs.

Available surgery for gummy smile can include:

  •     Gum contouring
  •     Lip lowering
  •     Crown lengthening

Black gums treatment, such as gum lightening, is also available. Dr. Farnoosh uses a special bleaching technique combined with a gentle dermabrasion for bright, beautiful, lasting results. “Count on Dr. Farnoosh to set himself apart from other gum specialists by providing excellent gum care, dazzling teeth and a beautiful smile,” his team states.

About Dr. Alex Farnoosh

As a world-renowned gummy smile surgeon, Dr. Alex Farnoosh has a reputation for excellence. He graduated with an MS and specialty certificate in the field of periodontology, and he later earned his Ph.D. in pathology. He has served as USC’s School of Dentistry’s chairman of admissions, and he has also worked as a tenured associate professor and clinical professor in the school’s Department of Periodontology. He has created patented treatments to lighten discolored gums and address gummy smiles without the need for more invasive orthognathic surgery. Dr. Farnoosh’s methods have been featured in elite publications, such as the International Journal of Periodontics. Today, Dr. Farnoosh is a member of the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology and the American College of Oral Implantology, and he is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

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