Many orthodontic patients experience an overgrowth of tissue around their braces. This excessive tissue often leads to gingivitis and/or periodontal disease by making it difficult to cleanse the teeth. Often this overgrowth will interfere with your orthodontic treatment. This excessive tissue is often accompanied by red and swollen gums that bleed, look nasty, and can become very sore to the patient. This is often accompanied by bad breath. In these situations, a gingivectomy is recommended.
What Is a Gingivectomy?
A common dental condition that many patients have to deal with is what is known as a gummy smile; this means that the patient has excessive gum tissue that hangs over their teeth. This may be caused by various problems, including medications, gum inflammation, or due to bone growth abnormalities. Patients who have this problem need to take extra caution to brush along the edge of their teeth, under this flap of excess tissue to remove all bacteria. When a patient has braces, this can be even more difficult. Most often a gingivectomy is performed for patients with braces.
A gingivectomy is the removal of this excessive tissue. We will create some small cuts to remove the tissue, being sure to create a smooth look, and contouring the surface to appear natural. This process will help shrink deep gum pockets, decreasing the places that bacteria can rest.
This simple procedure involves the removing and reshaping of the excessive gum tissue. Procedure times vary depending on the number of teeth that are involved. Both topical and local anesthetic will be used to make the procedure comfortable. Upon completion of this procedure, proper gingival contours will exist. The patient can resume normal oral hygiene techniques shortly after the procedure. Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen post-operative is sufficient and is accompanied by an anti-microbial rinse for about one week. The patient may experience slight redness of the gums around the treated teeth but can resume normal activities, including sports.
If you have been instructed to wear a clear stent or an upper denture to cover your gums, Do Not Remove the device for at least 24 hours - even if the device appears to be pooled with blood. You will be given care instructions to swoosh using a Chlorhexidine rinse or lukewarm salt water. Our team at Iranian Surgery will be sure to give you clear instructions for your situation. These instructions may include not drinking from a straw for the next 24 hours because this can induce bleeding, and to keep your fingers away from the surgical site to reduce the transfer of bacteria.
About Iranian Surgery
Iranian surgery is an online medical tourism platform where you can find the best orthodontists in Iran. The price of Gingivectomy in Iran can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined by an in-person assessment with the doctor.
For more information about the cost of Gingivectomy in Iran and to schedule an appointment in advance, you can contact Iranian Surgery consultants via WhatsApp number 0098 901 929 0946. This service is completely free.