The surgical removal of gum tissue is called a gingivectomy. Often, a gingivectomy is performed to treat gingivitis, but in some cases patients will elect to have a gingivectomy as a cosmetic procedure.
Reasons for a Gingivectomy
There are several reasons a gingivectomy can be good for your oral and overall health, as well as cosmetic reasons for certain patients. You might be a candidate for a gingivectomy if you’re experiencing gum recession from:
- Gum disease
- Gum injuries
- Bacterial infection
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