What is the downtime and recovery process like after a gingivectomy?Cosmetic Dentistry
I would like to know how long is the downtime, and what the recovery process is like after a gingivectomy. The procedure sounds scary!
Hi Jia Hui,
Thanks for the D2D. In a gingivectomy procedure, only the gums are trimmed away to even out the gums.
Usually there is discomfort for 24 hours but your dentist will give you painkillers to keep you comfortable. The procedure sounds scary, but it will be done in a jiffy. In my opinion, a gingivectomy is more comfortable than an extraction or wisdom tooth surgery!
Dr Marlene Teo
BDS (Hons), MS Periodontology
TP Dental Surgeons
The Penthouse 391B Orchard Road Ngee Ann City Tower B #26-01
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