Here is how we perform this treatment in our office in Houston!
We advise you to take over-the-counter Tylenol or Ibuprofen before we begin the procedure, although it is not required. The pain medication that you take before the procedure is meant to ease any post-operative discomfort that you may have. We want you to have a pain-free experience not only during but after the procedure as well.
You begin the treatment by soaking your gum in an anesthetic mouth rinse for 5 minutes. Then, we use a laser beam to sculpt and evaporate the excess gum tissue. NO injection is needed in this procedure and you can comfortably have the procedure done at our office in Houston.
A gingivectomy takes 30 to 60 minutes, depending on how much gum tissue our dentists need to remove. Full-mouth gingivectomy will take 60 minutes to complete while gingivectomy for one to three teeth will take less than 30 minutes to perform.