Gingivectomy – gingivoplasty
This is a relatively simple surgical procedure which improves the overall appearance of the teeth. Part of the gums surrounding one or more teeth is removed. This part consists of diseased or excessive tissues. It is also used to improve the aesthetic image of the patient, when gums are not symmetric or too visible in the smile. In such case, gums cover a large part of teeth, mostly front teeth, which look smaller and the patient might refuse to smile.
The procedure needs one appointment and is performed with the use of local anaesthetic. The excessive tissue is removed either by laser, electrosurgery or scalpel. Healing is fast and painless. Gum disease and periodontitis have to be treated in advance to cure inflammations.