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gingivectomy

 [jin″jĭ-vek´to-me]
surgical excision of all loose infected and diseased gingival tissue to eradicate periodontal infection and reduce the depth of the gingival sulcus.

gin·gi·vec·to·my

(jin'ji-vek'tŏ-mē),
Surgical resection of unsupported gingival tissue.
Synonym(s): gum resection
[gingiva + G. ektomē, excision]

gingivectomy

/gin·gi·vec·to·my/ (jin″jĭ-vek´tah-me) surgical excision of all loose infected and diseased gingival tissue.

gingivectomy

(jĭn′jə-vĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. gingivecto·mies
Surgical removal of gum tissue.

gingivectomy

[jin′jīvek′təmē]
Etymology: L, gingiva + Gk, ektomē, excision
surgical removal of infected and diseased gum tissue, performed to arrest the progress of periodontal disease. With the patient under local anesthesia along with sedation, the affected tissue is removed, and the accessible root surfaces are debrided of calculus and necrotic cementum. This procedure eliminates periodontal pockets. The healthy gingival tissues are sutured into place, and a periodontal pack may be placed on the surgical site to prevent trauma during eating and to allow new tissue growth to fill in the area. Bleeding, discomfort, and pain are generally associated with the procedure. After surgery the patient is closely monitored for signs of hemorrhage, frequency in swallowing, or a rise in pulse rate. The periodontal pack is removed after 1 week. Compare gingivoplasty.

gingivectomy

Oral surgery The surgical excision of the gingiva. See Periodontal disease.

gin·gi·vec·to·my

(jin'ji-vek'tŏ-mē)
Surgical resection of unsupported gingival tissue; performed to arrest development of periodontal disease.
Synonym(s): gum resection.
[gingiva + G. ektomē, excision]

gingivectomy

A dental operation to remove part of the gum.

gin·gi·vec·to·my

(jin'ji-vek'tŏ-mē)
Surgical resection of unsupported gingival tissue.
Synonym(s): gum resection.
[gingiva + G. ektomē, excision]

gingivectomy (jin´jivek´təmē),

n the surgical excision of unsupported gingival tissue to the level where it is attached, creating a new gingival margin apical in position to the old.
gingivectomy in edentulous area,
n the elimination of periodontal pockets surrounding abutment teeth; requires the removal of gingival tissue on the adjacent edentulous area.

gingivectomy

surgical excision of all loose infected and diseased gingival tissue to eradicate periodontal infection and reduce the depth of the gingival sulcus.
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When enlarged gingiva remains soft and friable, a gingivectomy is used.
An internal bevel gingivectomy was performed for the maxillary sextant.
In the present case, GE began when the patient was less than 1 year old, & she had gingivectomy & gingivoplasty at 6 years.
Etiology, diagnosis (Dx) and treatment of eruption alterations (40) Condition Etiology Dx Passive eruption Gingival margin does Gingival margin located alteration not achieve adequate at the cement-enamel level during eruption junction Active eruption Osseous ridge Gingival alternation does not resorb 2 margin located mm apical to the incisal to the cement-enamel cement-enamel junction junction Condition Treatment Passive eruption * Gingivectomy alteration * Surgery with or without osteotomy * Apically positioned flap Active eruption * Periodontal surgery with osteotomy alternation Table 3.
The lesion was initially believed to be an abscess, but this was ruled out and the tissue was removed by gingivectomy.
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Adjustment of clinical crown height by gingivectomy following orthodontic space closure.
Gingivectomy is ideal where gingival enlargement is confined to a limited area, usually fewer than 6 teeth.
2009]: tooth margin preparation, indirect or direct pulp capping, decontamination of infected root canals, treatment of soft tissue defects (after luxation), micro-gingival surgery, gingivectomy and surgical cutting (to remove a tooth fragment).
For example, more power is needed for a gingivectomy as an alternative treatment for periodontal pocket reduction.
MODIFIED FULL-THICKNESS (MUCOPERIOSTEAL) FLAP: A flap for which a first-stage gingivectomy incision is used for pocket reduction or elimination, followed by a secondary inverse beveled incision to the crest of bone.
Periodontal management including gingivectomy (external bevel) was being undertaken after biopsy.