A gingivectomy is a periodontal procedure in which excess gum tissue is removed to expose more of the tooth's structure and can be performed for a variety of reasons. It may be used in combination with other periodontal or cosmetic procedures to create a smile that is both beautiful and healthy.
Why a gingivectomy may be recommended…
A gingivectomy may be performed to remove thickened or overgrown gum tissue caused by the use of some medications that treat blood pressure or anti-rejection medications used by transplant recipients.
Gum disease develops when plaque spreads below the gum line and causes the tissue and bone that support the teeth to decay. A gingivectomy can be performed to shrink deep gum pockets that may harbor bacteria to improve both oral and overall health. Learn More about Pocket Depth Reduction