gingivoplasty

[ jĭnjə-vō-plăs′tē ]

n.

The surgical reshaping and recontouring of the gum tissue for cosmetic, physiological, or functional purposes.

Nearby words

  1. gingivitis,
  2. gingivo-,
  3. gingivo-osseous,
  4. gingivoglossitis,
  5. gingivolinguoaxial,
  6. gingivosis,
  7. gingivostomatitis,
  8. ginglyform,
  9. ginglymoarthrodial,
  10. ginglymoid


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