Gingivectomy involves cutting gum to place a crown treat disease or to improve aesthetics

This information on gingivectomy is a minor periodontal gum surgery was created in our Gum Disease Treatment office.

Gingivectomy is a relatively minor type of periodontal surgery that involves the removal of a small amount of gum tissue around a tooth or several teeth. A gingivectomy might be necessary to remove diseased tissue, allow a filling or crown to be placed below the gum line or to improve esthetics. The procedure, which is performed by a Periodontist in our office, is usually fairly quick and typically involves only a little postoperative pain.

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