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Ask the Experts: What Is a Gingivectomy?

My dentist recommended that I have a gingivectomy prior to having a crown placed. What exactly does that entail?

Gingivectomy—sometimes called “dental crown lengthening”—is a periodontal surgical procedure that removes excess gum (gingiva) tissue. It may be recommended for...

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