According to the American Dental Association, nearly 47.2 percent of Americans over 30 have some form of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). A gingivectomy may be performed to heal the effects of periodontal disease or to correct a gum condition involving the structures around the teeth.

Gingivectomy is the removal of excess Gum Tissue. This is usually done to expose more structure of the tooth. We sometimes contour gum tissue to ensure a proper crown fit. Paitents who are not happy with their “Gummy” smile may also be candidates to contour the gum tissue.