Your dentist may recommend reducing the surrounding gum tissue to access a crowned tooth or teeth fully, when it is necessary for restorative work.
– Restorations are the most common reason for crown lengthening.
– This surgical treatment also rectifies gummy smiles, by removing unnecessary gum tissue that is covering the affected teeth.
– Typically, periodontists (gum and teeth support specialists) carry out this short procedure using a laser.
Usually, over-the-counter painkillers are sufficient to alleviate any slight or mild discomfort after the treatment.
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