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]