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Gums

07/12/2010

Question:

My gums are protruded; and I wanted to know, is it possible to have them pushed back? Is so, what are the pro`s and con`s? If not, what other cosmetic procedures are available to deal with this uncomfortable problem?

Answer:

This is impossible to evaluate without a clinical evaluation. The answer depends on whether it is caused by the position of your bone or teeth. Surgery and or orthodontics is an option. I would recommend a consult with a prosthodontist.

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Response by:

Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD
Professor of Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University