What is a gingivectomy?

A gingivectomy is an advanced treatment for gums damaged by periodontal disease. It is generally suggested when other periodontal treatments, such as scaling and root planing, are not strong enough to keep the severity of your case at bay. A fairly simple treatment, a gingivectomy is performed by our experienced dentist, Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, to restore the health and vitality of your gums. The goal of a gingivectomy in Seattle, Washington is to remove infected gum tissue, reshape your gumline, and minimize the empty pockets where bacteria can get caught.

How is a gingivectomy performed?

It generally takes only one visit to our dental office to have a gingivectomy done. After numbing your tooth and gums, we will use one of our high-quality dental lasers to vaporize the decayed gum tissue and seal your gumline. Once completed, protective putty is applied to your gums to aid in the healing process. Our caring dental team also works with you during the healing process to minimize discomfort and ensure your gums heal properly.

To gather more information about what a gingivectomy is like and how it can benefit your smile, we encourage you to contact our team at Lake City Way Dental Center today. Together, we will improve the health and beauty of your smile!