gingivoplasty

noun
gin·​gi·​vo·​plas·​ty | \ ˈjin-jə-və-ˌplas-tē How to pronounce gingivoplasty (audio) \
plural gingivoplasties

Medical Definition of gingivoplasty

: a surgical procedure that involves reshaping the gums for aesthetic or functional purposes

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“Gingivoplasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/gingivoplasty. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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