All dentists should know about the new 3D printed Gingivectomy Guide. Nobody wants a gummy smile. The procedure of removing excess gums to reveal more of the patients tooth can be tedious and time consuming. Iverson Dental Labs is proud to announce our 3D printed gingivectomy guide. Not only will this guide create symmetry in the patients mouth, it will also save chair time by allowing the doctor to preform this procedure more efficiently than without it. After the procedure is done, crowns or veneers may be placed over the existing teeth.
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This procedure is usually performed with traditional dental instruments, but modern advancements have seen the introduction of laser tools, which can accurately remove tissue using low-frequency bursts. Although laser treatments are becoming more popular, they are expensive, require additional training, and may not be covered by insurance, meaning that scalpel treatments are best for those looking for a cost-effective option to repair their mouth.
Firstly, you will need to numb the area using a local anesthetic. Secondly, begin to cut away pieces of the gum tissue. Thirdly, Once the tissue has been cut away, shape the gumline and seal the wound using specialized dental putty, sutures, or bandages. Finally, While the gums heal, instruct the patient to eat soft foods and drink cool or slightly warm liquids. Furthermore, avoid touching the affected area, using such as straws and especially cigarettes or other tobacco-infused products.
Worried about oral hygiene? have the patient rinse with a warm saltwater mixture for the first night. Afterward, their mouth should be ready to resume brushing. However, do not floss until gums are healed.
Why Would a Patient Need a Gingivectomy?
Patients would need a gingivectomy when the gums have pulled away from the teeth, creating deep pockets within a patient’s gumline. These pockets make it difficult to adequately perform oral care, which can lead to plaque buildup, which can then lead to a host of periodontal diseases, which if further left untreated, can lead a patient to other kinds of diseases.
There are three main reasons why you may want to preform a gingevectomy on your patient:
- Remove infected tissue from the patient’s dentition to prevent it from spreading
- Remove tissue surrounding the patient’s teeth to improve their appearance or function
- Correct gum recession due to aging, injury, or any other miscellaneous reason
According to the University of Michigan Health and Medicine Department, gingivectomies become necessary when the gums have pulled away from the teeth, creating deep pockets within your gum line. These pockets make it difficult for patients to brush their teeth, which can lead to plaque buildup, and other kinds of diseases.