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What does represent gingivectomy?

Laser procedures are becoming more common as progress in laser technology continue at an extraordinary pace. Lasers are also more precise and allow faster healing, as well as they ensure less risk of infection. Gingivectomy is surgical removal of part of the gums or the so called gingiva.

Gingivectomy is used in cosmetic corrections, for example a gingival smile, when more than 2mm of the gum is visible when smiling.

When correcting crooked and misaligned teeth, the gums also need to be corrected.

Who are suitable patients for gingivectomy?

A dentist may recommend a gingivectomy if the patient complains of:

Various gum diseases;

Caries of front and back teeth;

Injury to the gums;

If you have gum disease, your dentist may recommend this procedure to prevent future gum damage, as well as to provide easier access to the teeth for cleaning or treatment.

Here are the steps:

A dentist may recommend a gingivectomy if the patient complains of:

The dentist shall injects a local anesthetic into the gums to numb the area.

A laser tool is used to remove tissue from the gums (so-called soft tissue excision).

A suction tool is used during the procedure through which excess saliva is removed.

After the tissue is removed, the dentist shall use the laser to remove the rest of the unnecessary tissue and shall form the coronal line.

Medicines and bandages are placed over the area to protect the gums while they heal.

How does the patient recover?

Recovery after gingivectomy is usually quick within 7-14 days.  Here’s what you can expect:

The first few hours

As the numbness from the anesthetic wears off a few hours after the procedure, it is possible to experience mild pain or discomfort, your dentist will give you clear instructions for Oral hygiene.

The next few days

Consume only soft foods so that eating does not irritate or damage your gums while they heal.

And finally, take good care of your teeth! Brush and floss twice a day, avoid smoking and cut down on foods high in sugar.

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