gingivectomy

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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.