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Gingivectomy or gingivoplasty; are they the same procedure?
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Dr. STEPHEN PERRY
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In brief: Kind of similar
A gingivoplasty intends to reshape the gums around the teeth, creating a more cosmetic or cleanable situation in the mouth.
A good example is when veneers are placed on the front teeth. It helps make the teeth the right length. A gingivectomy intends to remove gums that are inflamed or hyperplastic and create on cleanable pocket adjacent to the tooth. Disfigurement is very common, but healthy.

In brief: Kind of similar
A gingivoplasty intends to reshape the gums around the teeth, creating a more cosmetic or cleanable situation in the mouth.
A good example is when veneers are placed on the front teeth. It helps make the teeth the right length. A gingivectomy intends to remove gums that are inflamed or hyperplastic and create on cleanable pocket adjacent to the tooth. Disfigurement is very common, but healthy.
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