What is a gingivectomy?  A gingivectomy is a procedure that removes loose, diseased gum tissue (called gingiva) to get rid of any pockets that formed between your teeth and gum. This is a surgery that can be performed for periodontitis (severe gum disease) that cannot be cured using antibiotics or root planing or scaling. How…

Gum Disease. Yep, it’s about as pleasant as it sounds (we’ll spare you the photos of swollen and bleeding gums. You’re welcome). If you don’t treat it, eventually gum disease can result in loose gums. This causes little pockets to form between the teeth and gums which can become a playground for nasty bacteria. If…