How long is recovery after gingivectomy? Will I have to take time off work to recover after my gingivectomy, or can I return to normal activities right away?
Usually when gingivectomy is carried out a dressing is placed over the area-- you do not brush or eat in the area for one week.
Gingivectomy is a rather superficial reshaping of the gum and is not done much anymore. There are more comprehensive surgical treatments.