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Gingivectomy Treatment in San Diego

A gingivectomy is performed when the gums have pulled away from the teeth creating deep pockets. The pockets make it difficult to clean away plaque and calculus. Gingivectomies are typically performed before gum disease has damaged the bone supporting the teeth.

Gingivectomies are also usually indicated when an overgrowth of gum tissue has occurred resulting from certain health conditions, anti-seizure or hypertensive medications, or rapid orthodontic movement.

If you have questions about whether a gingivectomy is the right treatment for you, please call us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kwok.