A surgical procedure that reshapes and recontours the gingival tissue in order to attain esthetic, physiologic, and functional form.

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gin·gi·vo·plas·ty 'jin-jə-və-.plas-tē n, pl -ties a surgical procedure that involves reshaping the gums for aesthetic or functional purposes

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gin·gi·vo·plas·ty (jinґjĭ-vo-plas″te) [gingivo- + -plasty] surgical reshaping of the gingivae and papillae for correction of deformities (particularly enlargements) and to provide the gingivae with a normal and functional form, the incision creating an external bevel. gingivoplastic adj

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