Symptoms of gingival hyperplasia:

  • Overgrown gums with short looking teeth
  • Tender and inflamed gums
  • Bad breath
  • Excessive plaque buildup

What is a gingivectomy?

Gingivectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat gingival hyperplasia. During this procedure, our periodontists will numb the affected areas and remove the excess gum tissue over covering the teeth. The gumline will be reshaped to reveal a more desirable smile. The postoperative care is simple, and patients typically only need over-the-counter pain medication for a couple of days. It is important to maintain good brushing and flossing habits to prevent the reoccurrence of this condition!

For more information about gingivectomy in Greensboro, North Carolina and to schedule an appointment with our periodontists, Dr. Luis Benitez and Dr. Veronica Longville please contact Greensboro Perio today at 336-379-8377.