Gingivectomy (Gum Reduction):
Gingivectomy is the removal of a portion of gingiva (gum) from in and around a tooth or teeth in order to treat gum disease or to lengthen the height or width of a tooth or a section of teeth. This is a wonderful option for people with a “gummy smile” as there is a good chance that a large portion of the crown of the tooth is buried beneath the gum tissue. A gingivectomy can broaden your smile or create symmetry in your gumline. At our Mississauga dental clinic, gingivectomy is performed by a tool called an electrosurge. Electrosurgery is the application of a high-frequency alternating polarity, electrical current to biological tissue as a means to cut, coagulate, desiccate, or fulgurate tissue. Its benefits include the ability to make precise cuts with limited blood loss.
Visit us for a consultation appointment to find out if a gingivectomy is the right procedure for you.