- Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Gingival tissue refers to the gums surrounding the teeth. A gingivectomy is the professional contouring of this tissue. Gingival sculpting is a minimally invasive procedure performed by name ( Dentist) at clinic with a specialized laser to reshape and remove excess gum tissue for a more esthetically pleasing smile.
Poor oral hygiene can also result in the requirement to have gingival sculpting performed. Improper tooth brushing and poor hygiene can cause the formation of deep pockets within the gums along with plaque and calculus.
The esthetic problems that can be treated with gingivectomy include gummy smiles, uneven gum lines, exposed root surfaces etc. Sometimes the teeth can appear small when the gum tissue grows in excess over the teeth.
Gingivectomy can correct these issues making your smile more symmetrical and appealing. The laser safely removes only the gum tissue that is extra thereby exposing only the part of the tooth that would normally be exposed had the gum tissue not grown in excess.
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