Gingivectomy is a periodontal surgery that removes and reforms diseased gum tissue or other gingival build-up related to serious underlying conditions.
When Is A Gingivitis Treatment Performed?
Periodontal diseases comprise a number of conditions that affect the health of periodontium. The primary invasive factor creating disease is plaque-producing bacteria. Once the gingiva (gums) are infected by plaque-making bacteria the conditions for periodontitis or gum infections become likely. A gingivectomy is one of the surgical Gingivitis Treatment options for gum disease.
Gingivitis occurs when gum tissue is invaded by bacteria that change into plaque in the mouth due to disease fighting secretions. This plaque resides on the gums and hardens, becoming tartar, or crystallized plaque, known also as calculus.
Periodontitis or gingivitis is the generalized condition of the periodontium in which gums are so inflamed by bacteria-produced calculus that they separate from the teeth, creating large pockets with increased destruction of periodontal structures and noticeable tooth mobility.
Gingival or periodontal flap surgery (gingivectomy) is indicated in advanced periodontal disease, in which the stability of the teeth are compromised by infection, which displaces ligament and bone.
After a gingivectomy surgery, normal activities are encouraged. It takes a few days or weeks for the gums to completely heal. If severe the specialist will prescribed medication, or ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) is very effective for pain.
Dental management after gingivectomy surgery includes hygiene therapy to maintain the health of the gums. Dental visits every three months for the first year is required to remove plaque and tartar buildup. After a year, periodontal cleaning is required every six months.
If the patient is suffering from severely swollen or bleeding gums, bad breath or any other sign or symptom of gum disease then ask your dentist about a Gingivitis Treatment.