Doral Dental Specialty Center



The gum tissue can sometimes become so large and thick that it can cover the tooth surface. This can make your teeth look short and may also interfere with dental functioning. This can be caused due to many factors, including gum disease and subsequent inflammation, bone extending too close to the teeth surface, and certain medications. If required, our Periodontist in Doral, FL, Dr. Martin Fernandez-Feo, may consider a gingivectomy for you to remove the excess gum tissue.

What is Gingivectomy?

Gingivectomy is a surgical procedure for removing additional gum tissue. It is used for treating conditions such as gingivitis and also for cosmetic purposes, such as modifying a smile. At Doral Dental Specialty Center, our periodontist may recommend this Periodontal Surgery in Doral, FL if you suffer from gum recession due to one of the following problems:

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Applications of Gingivectomy

There are different purposes for which gingivectomy may be required. Some of the common reasons our patients undergo this procedure at our Doral office are as follows:

What to Expect During the Procedure?

The duration of your gingivectomy will depend on how much tissue our Periodontist in Doral, FL will have to remove. If only a small amount of tissue needs to be removed, the procedure should take 30 to 60 minutes. When the tissue is larger and/or reshaping is required, you can expect a longer procedure or multiple visits may be required.

While this type of Periodontal Surgery in Doral, FL is rarely performed for cosmetic applications, it is mostly done of treating gum disease. When you follow our periodontist’s instructions after the procedure, you can ensure a faster and seamless recovery.