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Gingivectomy and gingivoplasty

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Alexander M Reiter

Synonym(s): Gingival resection; Gingival contouring


Introduction

  • Gingivectomy refers to removal of some or all gingiva surrounding a tooth; it is contraindicated if less than 2 mm attached gingiva were to remain after tissue resection.
  • Gingivoplasty is a form of gingivectomy performed to restore physiological contours of the gingiva.
  • Gingivectomy and gingivoplasty are accomplished using blades, knives, burs, electrosurgery, or laser.
  • The goals are to completely remove pseudopockets (ie reduced to 0 mm) and establish physiological gingival contours.

Uses

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Lewis J R, Reiter A M (2005) Management of gingival enlargement in a dog - Case report and review of the literature. J Vet Dent 22 (3), 160-169 PubMed.

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