What is Gingivectomy?
Gingivectomy is basically removal of diseased gum tissue for gingivitis treatment. It is also commonly used to for cosmetic reasons for the patients with a gummy smile.
Why do we get gum diseases?
Bacterias are a bio living forms that all the life on earth depends to. But once they multiply in the mouth and not properly cleaned they will form into plaques on out teeth. If this plaque is not cleaned properly, it will cause inflammations on the gums which will evolve into gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease. When gingivitis get worse, gum tissue will lower and periodontal pockets will occur. That will allow this bacterias to be able to move below the gum. At this point, oral care at home won’t help to get rid of this. Surgical removal of gum tissue will be needed.