Gingivectomy per quadrant is a dental procedure that requires the careful and precise removal of gum tissue from a particular quadrant in the mouth. It is often necessary for individuals who are suffering from periodontal disease, a damaging and destructive infection to the gums and bones support... Read More
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Gingivectomy per quadrant is a dental procedure that requires the careful and precise removal of gum tissue from a particular quadrant in the mouth. It is often necessary for individuals who are suffering from periodontal disease, a damaging and destructive infection to the gums and bones supporting the teeth.
The Gingivectomy per quadrant surgery costs in Pakistan can range from PKR 5000 to PKR 10,000. The surgery price varies depending on the dentist consulted.
Some of the common diagnoses that may lead to gingivectomy per quadrant include:
Periodontitis: This is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. It can lead to tooth loss if left untreated.
Gingivitis: This is an early stage of gum disease that can cause redness, swelling, and bleeding of the gums. If left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis.
Gum overgrowth: Some people may develop excess gum tissue that covers a large portion of their teeth, making it difficult to clean the teeth properly. This can be caused by certain medications or genetics.
Crown lengthening: Gingivectomy per quadrant may also be performed to expose more of the tooth structure in order to prepare the tooth for a dental crown or other restorative procedure.
The gingivectomy procedure per quadrant requires a few distinctive steps to be taken in order to ensure that the area is properly treated.
To begin, the dentist will administer a local anesthetic to numb the quadrant of the mouth in which the procedure will be performed.
Following this, incisions will be made with a scalpel or laser in order to remove the excess gum tissue causing the issue.
After this, the remaining tissue will be contoured and shaped to create a pleasing appearance while ensuring that the teeth are properly exposed.
Sutures are used to close the incision and facilitate healing.
Some of the possible risks and complications include:
Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.
Some level of pain, discomfort, and swelling.
Recurrence of gum disease.
Numbness or tingling in the mouth or face.
After a Gingivectomy per Quadrant, patients should expect to experience some post-operative discomfort, swelling, and minor bleeding. Generally, these symptoms should only last for a few days, and pain can be managed with over-the-counter pain medicines.
During this time, patients should avoid brushing in the affected areas, rinse with warm salt water, and eat soft foods. In addition, they should keep the area clean and dry, and attend a follow-up visit with their dentist to ensure proper healing.