Gingivectomy: Surgical excision of the unhealthy gingival (gum) tissues. This procedure is used to eliminate gingival or periodontal pockets or to provide an approach for extensive surgical interventions, and to gain access necessary to remove calculus within the pocket.

Gingivalplasty is a type of gum surgery used to reshape healthy gum tissue around teeth. This procedure is normally for cosmetic reason.

Low gum line causing short teeth
Use laser to remove excess gum tissue
After gingivectomy