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March/April • 2010

 

Gingivectomy

Some patients may show too much gum tissue when they smile making their teeth look short, or the gum tissue heights are uneven making the teeth look as if they are different lengths. Your teeth may actually be the proper lengths, but they're covered with too much gum tissue. To correct this, your periodontist performs a gingivectomy.

During this procedure, excess gum tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth, to even your gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile. 

Before Gingivectomy

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After Gingivectomy

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