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What Is Gingivectomy?

Posted on 9/25/2023 by Dr. Bembey and Dr. Yokoyama
What Is Gingivectomy?When you have gum disease, a dentist can recommend a gingivectomy. This procedure involves the removal of the extra gum tissues and prevents future damage. You can also undergo the procedure for cosmetic reasons, such as to improve your smile. A periodontist can discover an infection in your gum during dental checkups or cleaning. They can advise you to undergo this procedure to save you from gum diseases that damage the teeth bone. The procedure enhances the visibility and accessibility of your teeth, which ease cleaning. It also improves gingival healing and prevents plaque formation.

Who Can Undergo A Gingivectomy Procedure?

Anyone with gum disease can be a candidate for gingivectomy. A periodontist can recommend this procedure to people suffering from gingivitis or periodontitis. If your gum pockets have pulled away, you can also undergo the procedure. People who have a gummy smile in which their teeth look short can also consider a gingivectomy. The option is essential for correcting tooth malposition. You can also consider it when fitting braces or other dental appliances. Consulting a periodontist before considering this dental procedure is advisable, particularly when your gum is overgrowing due to a medication.

How Long Does This Procedure Take?

The procedure period depends on the extent of your overgrown gums. Many periodontists can take between 30 and 60 minutes to complete it. The procedure will take longer when you need a gingivectomy done on several teeth.

What Happens After The Procedure?

When you undergo the gingivectomy, your dentist allows you to go home the same day. This procedure is an outpatient service and does not require admission. The periodontist will advise you on how to care for the gums after the process to enhance healing and recovery. You will need one week to recover fully after the procedure.

Are you struggling with overgrown gums? Contact one of our periodontists online or visit our offices for assessment to determine whether gingivectomy is the best option for your case.

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