Definition of Gingivectomy

1. Noun. (surgery) A periodontal surgical procedure to remove gum tissue. ¹



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Definition of Gingivectomy

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Medical Definition of Gingivectomy

1. Surgical excision of the gingiva at the level of its attachment, thus creating new marginal gingiva. This procedure is used to eliminate gingival or periodontal pockets or to provide an approach for extensive surgical interventions, and to gain access necessary to remove calculus within the pocket. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gingivectomy

gingival mucosa
gingival overgrowth
gingival pocket
gingival proliferation
gingival recession
gingival repositioning
gingival resorption
gingival retraction
gingival septum
gingival space
gingival sulcus
gingival tissues
gingival zone
gingivally
gingivectomies
gingivectomy (current term)
gingivitis
gingivitises
gingivo-
gingivo-osseous
gingivoaxial
gingivobuccal groove
gingivobuccal sulcus
gingivodental ligament
gingivoglossitis
gingivolingual groove
gingivolingual sulcus

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