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.
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