Gingivectomy

Gingivectomy is a form of gum surgery. It is best described as the surgical removal of gingiva. Healthy gums are an important part of a person’s general oral hygiene and appearance. Sometimes in certain people the gums can grow and build up over the front surface of a tooth. This can often occur when patients have braces on their teeth. This formation of extra gum can change the balance between the length of the teeth and the height of the gum line, leading in some cases to a person having an uneven smile. A gingivectomy is a type of minor surgery that involves the removal of a small amount of gum tissue around a tooth or teeth.

By removing excess gum tissue over a tooth
Dr. Marlene Miller can create an even smile.

Before Gum Treatment

After Gum Treatment

Before Gingivectomy - performed at Orange County CA Periodontist After Gingivectomy - performed at Orange County CA Periodontist