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

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

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]
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According to the consultation, gingivectomy was performed under oxygen delivery with a standard nasal cannula.
Following this, gingivectomy was performed in the mandibular anterior sextant (Figure 7) and maxillary right posterior sextant at different scheduled appointments.
Effect of folic acid on recurrence of phenytoininduced gingival overgrowth following gingivectomy. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, February 1991; Volume 18, Issue 2, pages 134-139.
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. The lesion recurred three times between March 1988 and October 1988.
Several therapeutic modalities have been proposed for the correction of gummy smile, among them: gingivectomy or gingivoplasty (2, 3, 5-7), myectomy (6, 8) and orthognathic surgery (6, 8, 9); and the last two procedures are more invasive and associated with high morbidity (6).
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The soft tissue dental laser segment dominated the market, owing to the increased number of cases of gingivectomy and periodontal diseases, among others.
Gingivectomy is ideal where gingival enlargement is confined to a limited area, usually fewer than 6 teeth.
Although not very widely reported in the international literature several indications for laser use are given [Olivi et al., 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.