Whats a fiberotomy?

Surgical cutting. A fiberotomy or pericision is an orthodontic surgical procedure designed to cut/modify the gingival fibers around a tooth. It usually reduces the tendency to relapse of tooth rotations corrected by dental braces or other treatments. A fiberotomy involves the detachment of the fibers that attach the tooth to the bone via the gum. . To perform this procedure, the area around the tooth is numbed .