Gingivectomy for Gum Disease
Why It Is Done
A gingivectomy is necessary when the gums have pulled away from the teeth, creating deep pockets. The pockets make it hard to clean away Reference plaque Opens New Window. Gingivectomy is usually done before gum disease has damaged the bone supporting your teeth.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 5, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Adam Husney, MD, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Steven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry