A deep level of sedation in which patients lose consciousness, feel no pain, and have no memory of what is taking place around them.
Soft tissues overlying the crowns of unerupted teeth and encircling the necks of those that have erupted.
An overgrowth of gingival tissues.
Inflammation of gingival tissue without loss of connective tissue.
The excision or removal of gingiva.
Surgical procedure to reshape gingiva.
A piece of tissue or alloplastic material placed in contact with tissue to repair a defect or supplement a deficiency.
Guided tissue regeneration (GTR)
Procedure during flap surgery for periodontal disease in which a membrane is inserted between the alveolar bone and the bone graft to encourage the gum tissues to grow onto the alveolar bone.