gingivectomy


gingivectomy
Surgical resection of unsupported gingival tissue. SYN: gum resection. [gingiva + G. ektome, excision]

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gin·gi·vec·to·my .jin-jə-'vek-tə-mē n, pl -mies the excision of a portion of the gingiva

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n.
the surgical removal of excess gum tissue. It is a specific procedure of periodontal surgery.

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gin·gi·vec·to·my (jin″jĭ-vekґtə-me) [gingiv- + ectomy] surgical excision of the gingiva at the level of its attachment, thus creating new marginal gingiva; 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.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Gingivectomy — A gingivectomy is a periodontal surgical procedure which includes the removal of gingival tissue in order to achieve a more esthetic appearance and/or functional contour …   Wikipedia

  • gingivectomy — noun (plural mies) Date: circa 1927 surgical removal of a portion of the gingiva …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gingivectomy — /jin jeuh vek teuh mee/, n., pl. gingivectomies. Dentistry. surgical removal of gum tissue. [GINGIV(A) + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • gingivectomy — noun A periodontal surgical procedure to remove gum tissue …   Wiktionary

  • gingivectomy — gin·gi·vec·to·my …   English syllables

  • gingivectomy — n. the surgical removal of excess gum tissue. It is a specific procedure of periodontal surgery …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • gingivectomy — gin•gi•vec•to•my [[t]ˌdʒɪn dʒəˈvɛk tə mi[/t]] n. pl. mies den surgical removal of gum tissue • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • gingivectomy — ˌjinjəˈvektəmē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary gingiv + ectomy : the excision of a portion of the gingiva * * * /jin jeuh vek teuh mee/, n., pl. gingivectomies. Dentistry. surgical removal of gum tissue. [GINGIV(A) +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • GVTY — gingivectomy …   Medical dictionary

  • GVTY — • gingivectomy …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations


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