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