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Gingivoectomy

Gingivectomy is a procedure done to treat gum disease. Gum tissue requires removal when it loosens around teeth and pockets are created. Gum tissue is removed and loose, diseased gum tissue is reshaped around the teeth. A gingivectomy is done before damage to teeth has occurred, before the teeth and bone deteriorate from bacteria and plaque collecting in the pockets. A gingivectomy prevents further gum disease and damage to teeth and supporting bone.

What is a gingivoplasty?

Gingivoplasty is a surgical procedure that involves the restructure of your gums around the gum-line. The dentist will trim any areas of abnormal gum tissue to show only the right amount of your teeth. This procedure can also be coupled with a gum grafting procedure, which is when gum tissue needs to be added to areas of recession.

Are there risks?

As with other surgical treatments performed in the mouth, there is risk of infection within the blood stream. This is solved by the prescription of an antibiotic both before and after you have the procedure.

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