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"Little pain after procedure."
- Tommy from Cherry Hill, NJ

"I was so happy because I could actually see my teeth again. I thought it would hurt and it didn't. I was nervous, but the procedure didn't seem long and Dr.Kubikian and the staff made me feel comfortable!"
- DB (age 13), Cedar Brook, NJ

Gingivectomy Procedures

Gingivectomy is commonly used to improve the appearance of excess or overgrown gingiva. Gingival overgrowth is always primarily due to bacteria. Gingival tissue may need to be reshaped for many reasons, common causes and indications are

  • Gum overgrowth during orthodontic therapy (braces): This is usually caused by normal inflammation in the gums when teeth are being moved. The combination of tooth movement and plaque buildup can cause the gingiva to overgrow. This overgrowth, can contribute to further food trapping, harbor colonies of bacteria, and make it difficult to keep the area clean. Most times, these pockets involve only soft tissue overgrowth, they can be removed by a gingivectomy (trimming the gums). Sometimes, the actual braces can start getting covered by overgrown gum tissue.

  • Gum overgrowth (in general): There is too much gum tissue around your teeth. Some people don't like how this looks and want to have it removed. It also can make teeth and gums hard to keep clean. In severe cases, this condition can interfere with chewing and speech. Excess growth of gum tissue can be caused by certain medicines. Sometimes there is no apparent cause.
Case 1
  • Case 1: Gingivectomy #6 - #11

  • "He's had so many sports incidences, you were the only one to fully take your time with him and explain it all to his level. I really appreciated it! His teeth do look absolutely wonderful!"
    Mom
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Case 2
  • Case 2: Gingivectomy #5 - #12

  • "I am grateful for the support and hard work of Dr. Kubikian. Dr. Kubikian was friendly and kind to me through my whole procedure. His staff was very friendly making the procedure painless. My gums look Great!"
    -NB (Age 12) - Woodstown, NJ
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Case 3
  • Case 3: Gingivectomy #5 - #12

  • "It was easier than I thought and I am happy that I went through with the procedure. Now I have a beautiful smile."
    J.V., Gibbstown, NJ
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Case 4
  • Case 4: Gingivectomy #7 - #10

  • "“The procedure was totally painless. Dr. Kubikian was really nice. Now my teeth look so much better."
    J.L., Woolwich, NJ
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Case 5
  • Case 5: Gingivectomy #6 - #11

  • "It was quick and easy. Not painful at all and my teeth look great!"
    R.B., Mullica Hill, NJ
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Case 6
  • Case 6: Gingivectomy #4 - #13

    "It only hurt for a day and it healed up so fast. I love my smile!"
    R.P., Mickelton, NJ
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Case 7
  • Case 7: Gingivectomy #4 - #13

  • "You did a great job and I've received tons of compliments. People noticed a huge difference before and after. I had just mild discomfort!"
    T.J., Bear, DE
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Case 8
  • Case 8: Gingivectomy #4 - #13

  • "Thank you for a great smile! Wish I hadn’t waited this long!"
    J.V., Haddonfield, NJ
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Case 9
  • Case 9: Gingivectomy #5 - #12

  • "I am so happy. My friends even noticed that my teeth look so much better. My mom is so happy."
    A.S., Cherry Hill, NJ
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Case 10
  • Case 10: Gingivectomy #5 - #12

  • "Awesome! Thanks so much… see you later!"
    J.E., Marlton, NJ
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Case 11
  • Case 11: Gingivectomy #6 - #11

  • "Piece of cake! Now I need to fix my chipped teeth and I'll be in great shape again!"
    R.T., Washington Township, NJ
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