gingivectomy

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gingivectomy

[‚jin·jə′vek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Excision of a portion of the gingiva.
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Picasso Lite cuts and coagulates tissue with reduced trauma, bleeding, and necrosis of tissue and is used for soft tissue surgery, including troughing, gingivectomies, frenectomies, exposing implants/teeth/ortho brackets, and treating aphthous ulcers and herpetic lesions.
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Waterman, who uses the laser to perform gingivectomies, rates the effectiveness of the WaterLase to cut hard tissue as "fair.