Is your smile starting to look gummy? At Smile Lounge, Dr. Tommy Song and Dr. Joon Cho are highly trained and qualified professionals who help remove and reshape gum tissue through a treatment known as a gingivectomy.

With years of expertise and experience under our belts, we have the knowledge and hands-on training to help you achieve the smile you deserve. Our dentists can reduce gum pockets between the teeth and gums, and our top-of-the-line treatments and technology deliver optimal results.

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Signs that You Could Benefit from a Gingivectomy

Generally, dentists recommend gingivectomies for those with severe gum pockets or gum recession that did not respond to other periodontal procedures, like scaling and root planing. Generally, dentists complete gingivectomies before gum disease has spread to the supporting bone. Aside from gum disease, other reasons why a dentist might recommend a gingivectomy include aging and gum injury.

Advantages of Undergoing a Gingivectomy

Gingivectomy is a dental technique with several notable advantages. The leading advantage of a gingivectomy is that it can improve oral health by controlling the size of gum pockets. A gingivectomy can help to eliminate gingival enlargement, reduce rough gingival margins, and relieve symptoms of periodontal disease. This minor operation leaves behind more uniformed gums and a balanced smile.

Additionally, gingivectomy can be used to contour gums before surgical implant placement or even reshape gums in areas where the gingival recession has occurred. Many patients who have had this procedure report that they are satisfied with their results due to the improved aesthetics and overall health of their mouths afterward.

How It Works

A gingivectomy is a minor surgery that requires the removal of gum tissue. First, the dentist numbs the area with a local anesthetic. Then, he trims away sections of gum tissue to create a more balanced appearance. After the surgery, your dentist will protect the gums while they heal by placing a soft putty-like substance and bandages. Typically, a gingivectomy only takes 30 to 60 minutes. Depending on how much gum tissue needs to be removed, you might need to schedule multiple sessions.

Achieve a More Symmetrical, Stunning Smile

Whether you want to reshape your gum line or control gum disease, Smile Lounge’s professional team can treat gum recession with a gingivectomy. With their experience and expertise, Dr. Song and Dr. Cho can provide all the necessary treatments to improve your dental health. Our Frisco general dentists provide access to quality services when time matters most and look forward to getting you back on track with your dental health.

Scheduling a gingivectomy consultation with one of our expert dentists is easy. Just call (469) 956-2601 or use our convenient online scheduling tool right now. We look forward to serving you and reestablishing excellent dental health.

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