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New York City Gingivoplasty & Gum Trimming

What is Gingivoplasty?

Gingivoplasty (commonly referred to as gum trimming) is the process of reshaping healthy gum tissue to fit around the teeth for an improved smile. Gingivoplasty is performed by periodontists who specialize in treating issues involving the gumline. Gingivoplasty is often confused with gingivectomies and they are similar procedures but gingivectomies involve the removal of gum tissue.

Mal Braverman DMD FADFE is one of the top cosmetic dentists in New York City and his onsite periodontists have years of experience performing gingivoplasties. Gum trimming and gingivoplasty can make a noticeable difference on the look of your teeth.


Before the peridontist performs a gingivoplasty, a complete dental cleaning must be performed to remove any plaque or bacteria around the teeth and gums. Next a local anesthetic is applied to numb the gums before the periodontist begins work with specialized scalpels and tools for the gingivoplasty. The periodontist will then begin to use the tools to reshape the gums and the whole process is over in less than an hour.

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