Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

Review Article Volume 2 Issue 8

Botox Therapy – A Conservative Approach to the Management of Gummy Smile

Muzammil1*, Muhamood Moothedath1, Mushir Mulla1, Muhaseena M2, Munaz Mohamed3 and Vardharajula Venkata Ramaiah1

1Assistant Professor, College of Applied Health Sciences in Ar Rass, Qassim University, Al Qassim, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2Faculty, Department of Biomedical Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
3Assistant Professor, M A Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, India

*Corresponding Author: Muzammil, Assistant Professor (Periodontics), College of Applied Health Sciences-Ar Rass, Qassim University, Al-Qassim, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Received: June 13, 2018; Published: July 25, 2018

Citation: Muzammil., et al. “Botox Therapy – A Conservative Approach to the Management of Gummy Smile". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.8 (2018).


  Gummy smile is the excessive gingival display upon smiling. It is the result of numerous etiological factors that includes the gingival, musculoskeletal and combination. It has psychological impact on some individuals resulting in self-consciousness and embarrassment. Varieties of surgical and non-surgical approaches have been described in the literature for the management of gummy smile. Botulinum (Botox®) is an exotoxin procured from the anaerobic bacteria, the clostridium botulinum. Treatment with botox is a conservative alternative to the invasive surgical procedures. This article briefs the important clinical aspects of botox use in the treatment of gummy smile.

Keywords: Botox; Botulinum Toxin; Gummy Smile

Copyright: © 2018 Muzammil., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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