A 47-year-old member asked:
can i get a gingivectomy while wearing braces?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 9 years experience
Yes: Especially with a diode lasre.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes: Yes you can still get a gingivectomy while wearing braces. Sometimes the gingiva (gums) will become inflammed (puffy) because it is more difficult to clean around the brackets.
Usually this can be done with a dental laser with little discomfort.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Orthodontics 36 years experience
Certainly: The concern is why do you need a gingivectomy? It is best to speak with both specialists: your orthodontist and periodontist to get a consensus on what you need, why, and when is the best time. Gingivectomy can be performed with braces in place.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 43-year-old member asked:
Can i get a gingivectomy with braces on?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: Technically yes but not a good idea. Best to wait until your done with orthodontic treatment before having gingivectomy.
5.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 10, 2020
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