Dental Services: Gingivectomy

A gingivectomy is usually performed when a patient has excess gum tissue that prevents the proper cleaning of the teeth. Once the extra tissue is removed, the area can be cleansed and maintained more easily. Sometimes the excess tissue growth was a result of an infection or genetics, but can sometimes be caused by medications. Be sure to tell Dr. Hudon about any medications you are taking

The Procedure

Before the procedure begins, Dr. Hudon will make sure you are comfortable, relaxed, and numbed in the areas to be improved. Most of the work is done with lasers and there is no pain or bleeding during the procedure. Most of our patients only need over the counter ibuprofen or Tylenol later to manage any discomfort for a few days. Occasionally a prescription rinse is used afterward and we will tell you how to take care of the treated areas. You should expect to be back to your normal routine the next day.

Gingivectomy Dental Services
Dr. John Hudon Certified American Board of Periodontology

Dr. John M. Hudon is the only board certified periodontist in East Central Alabama with American Board of Periodontology Certification.