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Question:
My 8 yr. old grandaughter's top gums come down very low over her teeth. When she smiles you see much more gum than you do teeth. Is there anything that can be done about that? ...Visitor from IN

Answer:
Yes, there is something that can be done. First, if they are under the age of 10-11, I would wait to see how the teeth erupt/come in before I would do anything.

There is a procedure called a gingivectomy which will take gum tissue away so that you can see more teeth. Again, before anything is done, go see your dentist and have a consultation. I hope this has helped.

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