Your gums are vital in your oral health. However, bacteria found in plaque causes more than three million cases of periodontal, or gum, disease every year. A gingivectomy is a procedure that can help restore gum health.
A gingivectomy is a procedure used to fight against gum disease before it reached the bone supporting the teeth. The procedure involves removing diseased gum tissue and reshaping it to eliminate pockets between teeth and within gums. This is the beginning of the healing process.
A gingivectomy is a surgery. A local anesthetic is typically applied for the patient’s comfort. The procedure requires the use of a surgical scalpel or a low-frequency laser. This removes the diseased gum tissue. Healthy tissue is then stitched together and cleaned. A dressing will then be placed over the affected area, and your dentist will advise you about post-care.
If you are affected by gum disease or have questions regarding gingivectomy, please contact our dedicated team at Country Isles Dental to discuss your options.