Gingivectomy Surgery (Gum Tissue Removal)

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Different gum diseases are common around the world and they can damage the teeth and gums. It is possible to solve these issues and improve your smile using advanced methods to fix this issue. Gingivectomy surgery is a surgical procedure to remove diseased portion of gum tissue or gingiva to improve aesthetic appearance.

Gum Disease and Diseased Tissue

Due to different reasons, people are likely to experience different dental and gum illnesses from time to time. Some portion of gum tissue can become infected and sore due to a variety of gum diseases.

Fixing the diseased areas of the gums is important when this happens. A dentist can cure gum disease using different methods. Removing the diseased portion of the gum tissue is one of the options.

Gingivectomy Surgery

Gingivectomy is a surgical procedure where a portion of gum tissue (or gingiva) is removed. It can be used to treat conditions like gingivitis. It is also known as gum tissue removal and it is also used to remove extra gum tissue for cosmetic reasons.


A good candidate for this surgery can enjoy a number of benefits by having it. One of the major benefits is a major improvement in the appearance of the gums and teeth.  Moreover, it also stops the father growth of the disease.


You can be a good candidate for this procedure if you have any gum disease or a gummy smile. To check if you should have it or not, visit our dental surgeon and know more details.

A person can have it for the following reasons:

  • For Gum Disease: This surgical procedure can also help clean the areas (gums and teeth).
  • For Gum Recession: It often suits people who are having gum recession due to:
    1. Aging
    2. Gum injury
    3. Bacterial infections
    4. Gum diseases (e.g. gingivitis)
  • For Cosmetic Reasons: It is also performed for cosmetic purposes where a portion of gum tissue is trimmed to give it a better shape.
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Side Effects

Just like all other surgeries, this technique also has some side effects that will last for a short time. The patient can feel mild pain and can have minor bleeding after the treatment.


This treatment is simple to perform and takes a short time to finish. To numb the treatment area, local anesthesia will be administered before performing it.

At the start, the dentist will use a scalpel to make incisions and remove extra gum tissue. After trimming and removal, the remaining gums are reattached in and around the teeth by stitches.

A low-level laser light (advanced option) can also be used to deliver better results. Depending on how much gum tissue a dentist has to remove, a gingivectomy can take 30 to 60 minutes to finish.

Pre-Op Care

Gingivectomy surgery in Dubai is a surgical procedure and some care must be taken before having it. You may have to avoid eating or drinking some items beforehand.

Your dentist will guide you about the points you have to follow before the operation.


It is a surgical procedure and some care must be taken after having it. Most people will go back to routine life within a few weeks of having it.
However, routine checkups every three months will be beneficial for the person. Contact your dentist if any of the following occurs:

  • Fever
  • Excessive pain
  • Bleeding is not stopping
  • Abnormal discharge or pus

Moreover, the patient should follow the guidelines about eating and drinking. The professionals ask patients to follow post-operation instructions to heal quickly.

Get The Cost


Different patients pay a different gingivectomy surgery cost because the level of the problem varies from person to person. The pricing is determined by;

  • Expertise and reputation of the dentist
  • The geographic location of the provider
  • The nature of the problem that person is facing

The location and expertise of the treatment provider also define how much she or he has to pay. Please contact us and know how much you will have to pay for this treatment.

Gingivectomy Surgery FAQ’s

Do gums grow back after Gingivectomy?

Yes, gum tissue can grow back after your dentist trims it during a gingivectomy treatment. It will not grow back if you follow the guidelines from your dentist. However, minor growth means a minor problem for the person.

Is gum surgery painful?

It is a surgical procedure that causes pain. That is why dentists administer local anesthesia to keep the patient at ease during the treatment. However, the patient may feel slight pain once the effects of local anesthesia start to weaken.

Is Gingivectomy permanent?

Yes, gingivectomy can be permanent provided you follow the instructions from your dentist. In case you are not able to take care of your mouth on a regular basis, your gum tissues can experience some sort of growth. People do not face any trouble due to minor gum tissue growth.

How long does gum tissue take to heal?

In general, the gum tissue takes two weeks to heal. Actually, the healing process depends on factors such as routine oral care, healthy diet, and lifestyle choices. In some cases, gum tissue can take just one week to come to normal form.

Consult an Expert

You can be the right candidate and we can review your problem if you visit us. If you are interested in this treatment, you can learn more by directly speaking to one of our experts.
Contact us now, book an appointment, and visit our dental surgeon.


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