Gingivectomy

Gum aesthetics

Treatment of gummy smile (gum)

Smiling is something we all do – when we’re happy, when we laugh, even when we’re a little nervous! The gums are as essential to a smile as the teeth, but some of us may have a large amount of gum tissue covering our teeth. Several unhappy patients wish to receive a gum lift treatment, in other words a gingivectomy to remedy a gum smile in order to have more confidence in their smile.
Among the causes of a gummy smile, we find:

  • Lip muscles stronger than usual
  • Jaws longer and bigger than usual
  • A disproportionately sized upper lip
  • The gums which by nature grow on the teeth.

Gingivectomy and smile aesthetics

The procedure is usually combined with other dental treatments such as crowns or veneers to create a beautiful smile. The recovery period for this procedure is usually one day and the results are permanent.
Gum lift or gingivectomy has helped thousands of people have better smiles. It is a quick and easy cosmetic dental procedure that is permanent. The dentists at Targa Dental Clinic are experienced cosmetic dentists who can provide this treatment with little discomfort.

Why should I have a gingivectomy?

  • Eliminate excess growth of gum tissue
  • Getting rid of the gummy smile
  • Create a brighter and wider smile

Does the procedure hurt?

It is a relatively painless procedure that only requires 24 hours to heal.   

 

How is a gingivectomy performed?

The treatment is carried out with a scalpel or sometimes a laser. The patient receives local anesthetic during chairside treatment.

 

Are there any postoperative instructions I should know?

The normal oral routine can usually be resumed after 3 to 4 weeks. It is advisable to have regular check-ups with your dentist every 3 to 4 months for at least a year. 

 

What are the benefits of gingivectomy?

  • Healthier, longer teeth
  • Proportional teeth
  • Improved smile
  • Boost your self-confidence
  • Overall improvement in oral health

Is gingivectomy the right choice for me?

You are a candidate for the procedure if:

  • You have irritated gums
  • The lips are high due to the placement of the teeth and the gum line is visible
  • Abnormal tooth wear
  • When a new tooth comes out, the gum does not recede as it should naturally 

How much does a gingivectomy cost?

If you have insurance, a gingivectomy is likely covered by your plan if it is done to treat periodontal disease or an injury to the mouth. The cost may also vary depending on the amount of work performed and the number of sessions required.

 

LOVE THE WAY YOU SMILE

Say goodbye to the Gummy or Gingival Smile
Showing too many gums is a common problem and it can influence the attractiveness of your smile. The gingivectomy procedure is all about displaying a nice balance between teeth and gums when you smile. At Clinique Dentaire Targa, we understand that your smile is an important asset in your personal and professional life. And with our experience, we can discuss your options for improving your gums and your smile.

Gingivectomy procedure

The objective of the procedure is to remove part of the gum in order to harmonize the shape of the gum and improve the appearance of the smile. The dentist usually proceeds with a scalpel or soft tissue lasers.
The first step is a medical exam that allows the dentist to assess the condition of your gums before they can make an adequate treatment plan. As with any oral surgery procedure, dental cleaning is mandatory to remove dental plaque and tartar to facilitate the procedure and prevent inflammation. Depending on the indication, the gingivectomy may involve one or more teeth.
The area to be treated is first anesthetized. The excess gum tissue is removed with a scalpel blade and sometimes with rotary instruments. In most cases, no sutures (stitches) are required. The surgical sites will be painful for 24 to 48 hours and medication will be provided to relieve any discomfort you feel. A one-week follow-up appointment is usually necessary to ensure proper healing. A gingivectomy takes 30 to 60 minutes, depending on how much gum tissue your dentist should remove.

Clinic address

114, Jawhara 2,
Targa, Marrakech 40000, Maroc

+212 5 24 49 81 67
contact@cliniquedentairetarga.com

Hospital hours

Monday-Friday9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sundayclosed

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Gingivectomy procedure

The objective of the procedure is to remove part of the gum in order to harmonize the shape of the gum and improve the appearance of the smile. The dentist usually proceeds with a scalpel or soft tissue lasers.
The first step is a medical exam that allows the dentist to assess the condition of your gums before they can make an adequate treatment plan. As with any oral surgery procedure, dental cleaning is mandatory to remove dental plaque and tartar to facilitate the procedure and prevent inflammation. Depending on the indication, the gingivectomy may involve one or more teeth.
The area to be treated is first anesthetized. The excess gum tissue is removed with a scalpel blade and sometimes with rotary instruments. In most cases, no sutures (stitches) are required. The surgical sites will be painful for 24 to 48 hours and medication will be provided to relieve any discomfort you feel. A one-week follow-up appointment is usually necessary to ensure proper healing. A gingivectomy takes 30 to 60 minutes, depending on how much gum tissue your dentist should remove.

Contact us for a gingivectomy

We will send you a confirmation within 24 hours. Emergency? Call +212 5 24 49 81 67

    Contact us for a gingivectomy

    We will send you a confirmation within 24 hours. Emergency? Call +212 5 24 49 81 67