Gingivectomy / Gingivoplasty

Gingivectomy Gingivoplasty

During gingivectomy and gingivoplasty, gum tissue is removed. This can alleviate swollen gums and reduce the appearance of a “gummy” smile, as well as reduce areas where plaque can get stuck.

While a gingivectomy removes gum tissue that is unhealthy or diseased, a gingivoplasty contours gum tissue and is usually performed for aesthetic reasons. At Miracle Dental, our expert team can determine your specific needs for gingivectomy or gingivoplasty and create a customized treatment plan for you.

Gingivectomy vs Gingivoplasty

The two processes differ a little. A gingivectomy is a procedure used to remove infected gum tissue that is around a gum pocket. Usually, a Gingivoplasty operation is done to remodel gum tissues that are otherwise healthy and it is also performed to restructure gum tissue, typically for cosmetic purposes. But it’s uncommon to carry out one without the other. However, a receding gums gingivoplasty is the ultimate method to treat severe gum problems. 

Dentists perform Gingivectomy and Gingivoplasty surgeries using a low-frequency laser or surgical scalpel. During both procedures, a local anesthetic is used to keep patients at ease. The affected region is cleansed with antibacterial rinses after the diseased tissue has been cut away and stitched back into place in and around the teeth.

After the treatment is finished, the teeth, gums, and surgical dressing are put. During the course of the next week, while the gums continue to heal, this dressing is retained in place. Most likely, your doctor would advise you to use an antimicrobial mouthwash to aid in the healing process.

Dr. Irina Frolov

Gingivoplasty before and after-

Before Gingivoplasty

People may have uneven gums, infected gum, a gummy smile, or some other gum-related issues.

  • Gummy smile
  • Hidden teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Excessive gum growth
  • Severe gum disease

A receding gums Gingivoplasty surgery is quite effective to interesting serious gum ailments.

After Gingivoplasty

After effects of the surgery are quite in favor of people who suffer from gum problems.

  • Gingivoplasty eliminates a gummy smile and gives perfectly visible gums.
  • It removes overgrown gums giving perfect healthy gums.

Initially, patients have to be careful after the procedure but it is the best method to fix gum problems.


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