Gingivectomy (Supporting Treatments)


Gingivectomy Treatments at Marylebone Implant centre

A gingivectomy is a surgery that helps reform and removes gum tissue that is filled with disease or some other gingival build up that is relating to a very serious condition.

This method is usually tried after other non-surgical methods have failed and there are no other options and the patient is at high risk of having the disease advance throughout the ligaments and the bone that is supporting the teeth around the gum disease.

The procedure can be performed here at the Marylebone Implant Centre by Dr. Santos and his trained staff. Primarily the surgery is performed on one quadrant of the patient’s mouth at a time using local anesthesia. If this procedure is not sufficient in order to remove the unhealthy or excessive tissue, other procedures may need to be performed including regeneration of attachment structures using tissue as well as bone grafts.

This surgery could be performed in order to remove excessive tissue and to improve the aesthetic look of the patient (ex: gummy smile), but it can be also used in combination with other restorative procedures such as porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns.

The surgery is also performed to help eliminate issues that could lead to periodontitis or help to stop the progression of the disease from getting any worse. There are many factors that can contribute to the conditions that have an effect on a person’s oral health which include a patient’s immune system. Unless the surgery is performed, the patient’s likelihood of ridding themselves of the disease on their own is extremely low, especially since the presence of bacteria and other microorganisms are already present. In some extreme cases a patient may even need to have graft surgery to help restore both the bone tissues and tissue ligament which would have been destroyed by the disease.

Patients could also have issues if they have external factors such as smoking and diabetes, which could increase the severity of the gum retreat from the patient’s teeth. For more information about gingivectomy and to find out if the surgery is right for you, talk with a trained staff member today. You can also find out more information about receiving dental implants or another cosmetic dentistry procedure offered here at Marylebone Implant Centre.

All of our dentists are registered with the GDC, while our treatment is all approved under BDA, GDC and UK standard guidelines. To find out more about any of the services we provide, and why we should be your first choice if you’re looking for a dentist to carry out dental implants, give us a call on 020 3434 2934.