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What is gingivectomy?

What is gingivectomy?

Removal of gum : Gingivectomy is the removal of gum tissue. It is usuall done when there is overgrowth of tissue, infection or if you have a cavity below the gum line the gum is removed so that the dentist has access to fix it. Gingivectomies are sometimes done just for cosmetics. ...Read more

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What is a gingivectomy?

Cutting gingiva: Is the cutting of the gingiva (gums). In my opinion many times an unnecessary procedure. ...Read more

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What is a gingivectomy like?

Not bad: Gingivecty typically isn't a major procedure, but it does depend on how much is being done. A small amount of gum tissue is trimmed away, often with a laser. Some soreness is to be expected as well as some tooth sensitivity, although this is usually temporary and varies based on the individual and the amount of gingivectomy being done. ...Read more

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Does having a gingivectomy hurt?

Shouldn't : Once a patient is anesthetized it should not hurt. A soft tissue laser can be used and post operative discomfort should be minimal. ...Read more

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Will I have pain after gingivectomy?

Yes: The gum tissue is removed in a gingivectomy . If the area is minor and done with some of the new lasers the discomfort should be very minimal to none. If done with a scalpel there will be more discomfort. The larger the area the more discomfort you will have. ...Read more

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Could you tell me about gingivectomy?

Tissue removal: A gingivectomy is the surgical removal of gum tissue either to treat infection, or to change cosmetically to allow for a new filling or crown. We use lasers in our office to provide this treatment and it is virtually pain and bloodlfree. ...Read more

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How exactly do you do a gingivectomy?

Many different ways.: A gingivectomy is the removal of a bit of gum tissue. It can be done with local anesthetic and either a scalpel, laser, or electrosurgery. ...Read more

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What are the positives of gingivectomy?

Why Gingivectomy?: Gingivectomies are needed for one of two reasons: (1) to remove diseased gum tissue, or, (2) to increase the length of the teeth by the removal of gum tissue that has grown over the "necks" of teeth". If you feel like you have a "gummy smile", then a gingivectomy will allow more tooth structure to be exposed, thereby eliminating a gummy smile. ...Read more

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Is a gingivectomy procedure dangerous?

No: Not if you are reasonably healthy and the gingivectomy is not overly aggressive. ...Read more

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How long does a gingivectomy take to complete?

How long does a gingivectomy take to complete?

Depends...: Is the procedure being performed for improving aesthetics, for reduction of overgrown gum tissue or to allow the dentist to restore your tooth/teeth more precisely? Also, will it be performed conventionally (scalpel) or by use of a dental laser? Laser work can be performed often in less than 30 minutes and has faster healing and is often less uncomfortable healing than conventional treatment. ...Read more

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