Gingivectomies remove and reshape loose gum tissue and reduce pocket depth between the teeth and gums. Gingivectomies are typically performed after other treatment options have been explored.
A gingivectomy is usually performed when a patient has severe periodontal or gum disease that has not responded well to scaling and root planing or other periodontal procedures and is a periodontal procedure that is typically provided by a doctor.
It is important to your overall health to effectively treat and control gum disease. Gingivectomies are performed to remove and reshape loose, diseased gum tissue, and to reduce the depth of pockets between the teeth and gums.
This procedure can also be indicated when an overgrowth of gum tissue has occurred resulting from certain health conditions, anti-seizure or hypertensive medications, or rapid orthodontic movement.
After the Procedure
If you have gum disease that persists even after conventional therapy has been provided, your doctor may recommend a gingivectomy. Call us today to schedule your consultation.