What You Should Know About Crown Lengthening

20 August 2018
20 August 2018, Comments: 0

Your dentist may recommend reducing the surrounding gum tissue to access a crowned tooth or teeth fully, when it is necessary for restorative work.

Key takeaways:

– 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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