Gingivectomy Surgery

If you have excess gum tissue, gingivectomy surgery can help. This periodontal procedure can be useful both cosmetically and for your health.

Who’s a Good Candidate for a Gingivectomy?

There are several reasons why someone might want to get rid of excessive gum tissue:

  • Cosmetics – Excess gums can make teeth look short. Removing the tissue helps your smile appear more proportional.
  • Gingival Overgrowth – Sometimes, gums grow excessively due to medications (e.g., high blood pressure medication). This growth can make it difficult to properly take care of your teeth, so we’ll remove it.
  • Periodontal Health – Removing excess gum tissue can help us address deep gum pockets. If this is the goal, we may also need to perform some bone work.
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Do you want comfortable, cost-effective care? Please don’t hesitate to request an appointment. We’re here for you!


What to Expect When Getting a Gingivectomy

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Before we begin the procedure, we will anesthetize the area. Then, we’ll get rid of any excess gum tissue.

Typically, patients don’t need any sutures. While your mouth may be sore for one or two days, you can use medication to alleviate any discomfort.

We’ll schedule a second appointment a week after the procedure. This allows us to check your gums and make sure everything is healing appropriately.

Wondering If You’re a Candidate for Gingivectomy?

You’ve come to the right place. At Ferber Dental Group, we work with patients to help them take advantage of the latest advantages that dentistry has to offer. As a leader in digital dentistry, we use the latest equipment to give patients expert care.

Do you have any questions about what we can do for you? Are you looking to book an appointment with our office? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re excited to speak with you!

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