Gingivectomy

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Gingivectomy
MeSH D005890

Gingivectomy is a dental procedure in which a dentist or oral surgeon cuts away part of the gums in the mouth (the gingiva).[1]

By removing the pocket wall, gingivectomy provides visibility and accessibility for complete calculus removal and thorough smoothing of the roots, creating a favorable environment for gingival healing and restoration of a physiologic gingival contour.

Indications[edit]

  1. Elimination of suprabony pockets[1]
  2. Elimination of gingival enlargements
  3. Elimination of suprabony periodontal abscesses.

Contraindications[edit]

  1. Need for bone surgery
  2. When bottom of the pocket is apical to the Mucogingival junction
  3. Esthetic considerations, particularly in anterior region of Maxilla

Techniques[edit]

Gingivectomy can be performed by various techniques.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Newman, MG; Takei, HH;Klokkevold, PR; Carranza, FA; editors: Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology, 10th Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 2006. page 912-916.
  2. ^ Borzabadi-Farahani A (2017). "The Adjunctive Soft-Tissue Diode Laser in Orthodontics". Compend Contin Educ Dent. 37 (eBook 5): e18–e31. PMID 28509563. 
  3. ^ Martin, Kaplan; Peter, Vitruk (2015-01-01). "Soft tissue 10.6 micrometers CO2 laser orthodontic procedures". Orthodontic Practice US. 6 (6).