Today, we are here to talk about gingivectomy, a kind of surgical intervention that is performed in our dental clinic in Malaga by our professional in periodontics.

Basically, it is an operation in which the gums are cut to get a better aesthetic appearance. We could include it in dental aesthetic treatments.


When these cuts to our gums are made, they are basically made because there are these periodontal pockets between what is the dental part and the gum itself.


This hole is now covered by the dreaded bacterial plaque and all kinds of food debris that get stuck under the gum.


If it is not taken in time, there is a risk of losing the bone where the affected tooth (s) is kept and further worsening a periodontal disease such as gingivitis.


From everything we’ve just explained, you shouldn’t be afraid to go to your dentist. This type of intervention is extremely simple, since it is performed with a little local anesthesia (but not in all cases) and in a short time.

Diferencias entre gingivectomia y gingivoplastia

The difference between gingivectomy and gingivoplasty

Another type of surgical procedure when we talk about dental health is what is called gingivoplasty.


In these cases, instead of cutting away the gums, the gum itself is reshaped to obtain a much more aesthetic gum.

In some patients, a gingivectomy and a gingivoplasty can be performed at the same time.

Thanks to this intervention, the aesthetic appearance of the affected person improves enormously, thus achieving a perfect and totally harmonious smile. It is particularly suitable for:

Patients with very worn and short teeth

For people with much larger than normal gums, also known as a gum smile.

And as for gingivectomy, it is an ambulatory intervention, simple and with a little local anesthesia

Gingivectomia cuanto cuesta

How much does it cost?

Regarding the prices of this intervention, these may vary. To do this, we advise you to contact us for a more precise budget and prices, always according to your needs.

And is that the final price of a gingivectomy can vary depending on a series of conditions, so we recommend that you inform yourself beforehand.

Postoperative gingivectomy

The recovery time after this dental cosmetic procedure will also vary depending on the surgical operation performed.

For example, if you have had a laser gingivectomy and gingivoplasty at the same time, the recovery time will be approximately 24 hours.

Gingivectomia postoperatorio

For cases in which a lengthening of the dental crown is carried out due to an excess of bone where the dental part is maintained, the postoperative period is extended, reaching a duration of one week.

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