Botulinum toxin type A associated with resective gingival surgery for the management of gingival smile

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Edition V13N03 | Year 2016 | Editorial Artigo Inédito | Pages 62 to 67

Irineu Gregnanin Pedron

Objective: The aim of this article is to present the case of a patient with gingival smile and dentogingival discrepancy who was treated with resective gingival surgery and the application of botulinum toxin type A. Methods: Resective gingival surgery (gingivoplasty) and the application of botulinun toxin type A were performed. Results: Resective gingival surgery (gingivoplasty) increased the dental apexes and provided dental, gingival and facial proportion; while the application of botulinum toxin caused dehiscence of the upper lip, thus optimizing smile harmony. Conclusion: The development of new techniques, such as botulinum toxin associated with resective gingival surgery, may be another therapeutic option for gingival smile treatment.

Gingival overgrowth, Botulinum toxin type A, Dental esthetics, Gingivoplasty,

Pedron IG. Botulinum toxin type A associated with resective gingival surgery for the management of gingival smile. J Clin Dent Res. 2016 Jul-Sep;13(3):62-7. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2447-911x.13.3.062-067.oar

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