Gingivectomies removes and reshapes loose gum tissue and reduces pocket depth between the teeth and gums. Gingivectomies are typically performed after other treatment options have been explored.A gingivectomy is usually performed when a patient has severe periodontal or gum disease that has not responded well to scaling and root planing or other periodontal procedures and is a procedure that is typically provided by a doctor. It is important to your overall health to effectively treat and control gum disease. Gingivectomies are performed to remove and reshape loose, diseased gum tissue, and to reduce the depth of pockets between the teeth and gums.
This procedure can also be indicated when an overgrowth of gum tissue has occurred resulting from certain health conditions, anti-seizure or hypertensive medications, or rapid orthodontic movemen
If you have gum disease that persists even after conventional therapy has been provided, your doctor may recommend a gingivectomy. Call us today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Withers is a Periodontist in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Withers and his team are here to serve you and meet your dental needs as comfortably as possible. It is our goal to make your experience in our Fairfax VA Dental office a pleasant visit and restore your dental health quickly and professionally.