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Gingivectomy

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What is a gingivectomy?
A gingivectomy may be recommended when severe gum disease (periodontitis) cannot be fully treated with scaling and root planing. A gingivectomy reshapes loose, diseased gum tissue to remove pockets between the gums and teeth. This allows for you to prevent plaque buildup and prevents progression of periodontal disease, by allowing for more thorough cleanings of teeth and gums.
Now a days, it is used mostly to enhance appearance and manage a “gummy smile”

How is a gingivectomy performed?
After numbing your gums completely, a periodontal specialist may use a laser to remove loose gum tissue and pockets.

During healing, you can take ibuprofen or acetaminophen to reduce pain. You can return to normal activities after the anesthetic wears off.

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