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Procedure: GingivectomyPicture2

Gingivitis is a periodontal procedure which includes the removal of ginvigal (gum) tissue to achieve a more aesthetic appearance and/or functional contour. Having healthy gums is an important part of a beautiful smile.

Sometimes gums extend onto the front surface of the teeth and the natural balance between length of the teeth and height of the gums is lost. There are several different reasons for this overgrowth including medication, increased hormone levels, orthodontics, poor oral hygiene, and sometimes even stress.

Dr. Mangelson performs a gingivectomy under a local anesthetic taking careful consideration of the aesthetic outcome. You may be referred to our office by your orthodontist following your treatment to further enhance your smile. Your general dentist may also refer you for a gingivectomy if your periodontal pockets cannot be controlled with scaling and root planing or with antibiotics.

A gingivectomy is a safe and predictable way of removing excess gum tissue and improving the natural appearance of your smile. After a gingivectomy is performed, there is minimal discomfort and the healing is rapid.

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Patient Reviews

Dr. Mark Mangelson saved my life! On a routine periodontal visit, Dr. Mark Mangelson noticed an enlarged area under my tongue. He immediately referred me to an ear, nose and throat specialist. The ...

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Merlin Taylor

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What a terrific find. A referral from another dentist was good fortune for me. Highly recommend Dr. Mangelson and his team!

Jillian Seymour

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

The first day I met Dr Mangelson add his staff I felt completely at ease. They were quick to get me in and complete the work I needed done. I would...

Samantha Torred

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Had a bad experience before I seen dr.Mandelson, He made it such an easy fast relaxing appointment. I would refer to friends and family! All the...

Patty Caret

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

When I moved here from Maine my mouth was in need of some major work. Dr. Mangelson came highly recommended by a friend who had had work done. He and...

Suzanne Valverde Gillane

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Dr Mangelson and staff are the best. When they are running late, they've called to inform me, and were able to adjust to fit me in. I feel at ease...

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