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Gingivectomy

Gingivectomy is a surgical procedure that is used to remove excess gum tissue from the teeth. This procedure is often recommended for patients who have excess gum tissue that is interfering with their oral health, or for those who want to improve the appearance of their smile.

At Wellness Smiles Dentistry, Dr. Ajayi and our team of dental professionals have extensive experience in performing gingivectomy procedures.

What is Gingivectomy?

Gingivectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess gum tissue from the teeth. This procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia to ensure that the patient is comfortable throughout the process.

How is Gingivectomy Performed?

During a gingivectomy procedure, Dr. Ajayi will use an instrument or laser to remove the excess gum tissue from around the teeth. The procedure typically takes about 30-60 minutes per quadrant, depending on the amount of gum tissue that needs to be removed.

After the procedure, patients will be provided post-operative instructions to follow to ensure proper healing. This may include avoiding certain foods, using a special mouthwash, or taking medication to manage any discomfort.

Benefits of Gingivectomy

There are many benefits to gingivectomy, including:

  • Improved Dental Health: Excess gum tissue can make it difficult to properly clean teeth, which can lead to gum disease and other oral health issues. By removing the excess tissue, patients can improve their oral health and reduce their risk of developing gum disease.
  • Improved Appearance: Excess gum tissue can make teeth look shorter or smaller than they actually are. By removing the excess tissue, patients can improve the appearance of their smile and feel more confident about their teeth.
  • Reduced Discomfort: Excess gum tissue can cause discomfort or pain when eating or brushing. By removing the excess tissue, patients can reduce or eliminate this discomfort.

At Wellness Smiles Dentistry, we are committed to helping our patients achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile. If you are interested in learning more about gingivectomy or other dental procedures that can help improve your oral health and appearance, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ajayi.

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