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What is a gingivectomy?
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Dr. Reid Winick
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Cutting gingiva
Is the cutting of the gingiva (gums).
In my opinion many times an unnecessary procedure.

In brief: Cutting gingiva
Is the cutting of the gingiva (gums).
In my opinion many times an unnecessary procedure.
Dr. Reid Winick
Dr. Reid Winick
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Dr. Mark Bornfeld
What makes a particular procedure necessary, unnecessary, appropriate, or inappropriate are the circumstances. Gingivectomy is a procedure that may be employed to either (1) reduce the depth of a pocket between the gum tissue and a tooth root, or (2) remove gum tissue to improve cosmetic appearance or facilitate dental restorative procedures. It is a completely legitimate and valuable procedure when used appropriately.
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry
In brief: Cutting gum tissue
A gingivectomy is when gum tissue around the tooth/teeth is cut/"trimmed".

In brief: Cutting gum tissue
A gingivectomy is when gum tissue around the tooth/teeth is cut/"trimmed".
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dr. Anna Guarna
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