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What is gingiva?
The gingiva are your gums that attach to and cover your teeth.
What is a Gingivectomy?
A gingivectomy is removal of excess gum tissue.
Why would someone need a gingivectomy?
Sometimes a person is born with extra gum tissue covering more of their teeth than is necessary. Acquiring extra gum tissue can also be a side effect from certain medications. In both cases a gingivectomy may be warranted. This procedure will reduce the amount of bacteria that gets trapped around your teeth in addition to improving the aesthetics of your smile.