Dental Care

Reversing the Gum Recession – Gingivoplasty

Description of the procedure and the resulting effect

In the case of receding gums, the exposed tooth neck is covered back with gums. It is necessary to make a small incision and remove the affected gums and to cover the dental necks with gums above the affected area. The wound is treated with very thin sutures, which are removed in about 14 days.

Before / After Photos


Description of the procedure and the resulting effect

Receding gums (gingival recession) can occur for a variety of reasons, including mechanical gum damage, excessive chewing pressure, heredity, inflammatory diseases. This condition not only worsens the aesthetics of the smile, but it can cause increased sensitivity of the teeth to cold. The exposed root can also get wiped off and a visible defect can form.

This is a minor surgery. Under completely painless local anaesthesia, a small incision is made, the exposed neck is covered with gums and the wound is treated with very thin sutures, which are left for 14 days. In certain cases (depending on the clinical situation) it is necessary to use a binder graft or the so-called collagen matrix, which helps healing, to achieve the best result.

The whole surgery is performed under local anaesthesia, it is painless.

We guarantee compliance with the principles of asepsis (sterility) of all procedures, all surgeries are completely painless. We cover the exposed tooth necks on the basis of smile design planning. The surgery is performed using the magnifying optics of the Italian brand Univet. We use high quality biomaterials and sutures.


2–3 weeks after the procedure, the patient should not clean the treated area with a toothbrush or bite on these teeth. For this period of 2-3 weeks, the moth is rinsed with chlorhexidine mouthwash 2–3 times a day. During the postoperative period, the capacity for work is not affected.

Frequently asked questions about the procedure

When can I go to work?

The procedure does not affect capacity for work, you can go to work straight away.

Is the procedure painful?

You will not feel any pain, the intervention is performed under local anaesthesia.



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