Gingivoplasty and gingivectomy
Gingivoplasty is a simple procedure, done under local anesthetic, to reshape the gums without altering their height. Gingivectomy is a simple procedure as well, but it differs from gingivoplasty because the height of the gum on the tooth is modified. These approaches are mainly used for esthetic purposes.
It is sometimes necessary, for esthetic or functional reasons, to remove enlarged tissue covering tooth enamel, as it can hinder cleaning or mar the smile’s appearance. The goal is to make the gums look more natural, help them stay healthy and give you a great smile.
Do not hesitate to talk about these procedures with your oral health professional, who can advise you on the best solutions for your needs.