Understanding Gum Disease and Gingivectomy

Gum disease, if left untreated, can lead to serious oral health issues, including tooth loss. Gingivectomy is often recommended when the gums have pulled away from the teeth, creating deep pockets. These pockets can be difficult to clean and can harbor bacteria, leading to further periodontal damage.

  • Disease Management: By removing the overgrown or infected gum tissue, gingivectomy helps in controlling the spread of periodontal disease.
  • Aesthetic Enhancement: It can also reshape the gum line to create a more pleasing appearance for patients with excessive gum display or asymmetrical gums.
  • Improved Oral Health: Post-procedure, patients often experience easier dental hygiene due to the reduction of gum pockets.

The Gingivectomy Procedure

  • Initial Consultation: A comprehensive examination to assess the health of your gums and determine the best course of action.
  • Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to ensure comfort during the procedure.
  • Surgical Removal: Specialized instruments or lasers are used to precisely remove the affected gum tissue and reshape the gum line.
  • Healing and Recovery: Instructions are provided for post-operative care, with follow-ups to monitor healing and the effectiveness of the treatment.

Ideal candidates for gingivectomy are patients who:

  • Have excess gum tissue due to genetics or certain health conditions.
  • Suffer from advanced gum disease with deep periodontal pockets.
  • Are looking to improve the appearance of their gums as part of their smile design.

Personalized Care and Recovery

At Bay Area Implant And Denture, we understand that each patient’s needs are unique. We provide personalized care plans to ensure the best outcomes and support throughout the recovery process. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits post-procedure are essential to maintain the results of the gingivectomy and overall oral health.

A gingivectomy is more than just a treatment for gum disease; it’s a transformative procedure that can greatly impact your oral health and the aesthetics of your smile. Our team at Bay Area Implant And Denture is committed to delivering exceptional care with state-of-the-art techniques to ensure the health and beauty of your gums.



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