Your gum tissue protects your oral health and supports your teeth. In order to ensure the aesthetic appeal and the health of your smile, our dentists may recommend using a procedure known as a gingivectomy. The word “gingivectomy” simply means removing gum tissue.

We may use a gingivectomy for cosmetic reasons. An overabundance of gum tissue can cause your teeth to appear too short and removing the excess tissue can give your smile a more normal appearance. This extra tissue may have grown on its own, or it can be the result of certain medications.

If you have gum disease our dentists may use a gingivectomy to shrink the pockets in your gums around your teeth to prevent an infection from occurring or increasing. After the gum tissue has been removed you may feel some tenderness for a day or so.

To find out if a gingivectomy in Ventura, California, could improve the health and appearance of your smile, call Brighton Specialty Dental Group at 805-644-5284 to plan your visit with Dr. Homayoun H. Zadeh and associates.