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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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gingivectomy

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

Oral surgery The surgical excision of the gingiva. See Periodontal disease.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

gingivectomy

A dental operation to remove part of the gum.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

gin·gi·vec·to·my

(jin'ji-vek'tŏ-mē)
Surgical resection of unsupported gingival tissue.
Synonym(s): gum resection.
[gingiva + G. ektomē, excision]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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According to the consultation, gingivectomy was performed under oxygen delivery with a standard nasal cannula.
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.
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).
The soft tissue dental laser segment dominated the market, owing to the increased number of cases of gingivectomy and periodontal diseases, among others.
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).