What is Gingivectomy?

By: Smileway Dental

Gingivectomy is the procedure of removing gum or soft tissues around teeth. Gingivectomy is done when patients want to improve their smile or when there is excess gum tissues covering the teeth.

Considerations before Gingivectomy:

Thick gums covering your teeth
When gums has increased in size, it will often cover certain surfaces of teeth, hiding it when you smile.

Teeth looks shorter:
Increase in size of the gingiva gives tooth a shorter appearance than its original length, making teeth look more bulky and short.

Long term gingival enlargement:
Extended periods of time when gingiva remains large and does not resolve after multiple attempts of teeth cleaning and gingival modifications.

Gum deformed due to previous injury:
Injury which causes gingiva to be enlarged on certain teeth or over the ridge of your bone which causes an unnatural look.

To change your smile:
If patient is unhappy with current smile and wants to consider different treatment options to best solve their problem

If one or more of the considerations above are met, you can set an appointment with us to get advise and consult on your current condition. At #SmilewayDentalClinicMalaysia, we aim to aid you in selecting the best treatment for your condition.

Share This article

Stella Yeap
Stella Yeap
Good dental clinic and good Doctor and nurses
Siew Jing Loh
Siew Jing Loh
Very gentle doctor and resonable Price ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
Malcolm Elliott
Malcolm Elliott
After 25 years of trying to find a good dentist in KL have finally found one that is well equiped, knowledgable, skilled and good value. Lovely staff. The only downside is the parking but if you park ay MainPlace and walk across then it’s easy. Update 2022…I am still using this excellent dentist as they remain the best I have experienced over the past 26 years… Dentists, nurses, reception and equipment all top notch… Highly recommended.
Syabas Saga
Syabas Saga
Valerie Choong
Valerie Choong
Highly recommend Dr Edwin! He is a very patient and gentle. Tip top service.
Mc Tech Solutions
Mc Tech Solutions
Calm & Done, Smileway have My 5Star
Mohammad Fazri Mohd Fatimi -
Mohammad Fazri Mohd Fatimi –
Friendly staff and Dr. Edwin Kok was very gentle when doing the treatment. Highly recommended!!!

Know How

Dental Advice


Essix Retainer Essix retainer are a type of orthondontic retention device used to protect the result of your braces or clear aligner treatment. Essix retainer

Reach us on WhatsApp