Crown Lengthening: The Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

Posted .

If you have questions about crown lengthening, then our periodontists, Dr. Neuman and Dr. Neuman, are happy to help you find the answers you need. Crown lengthening is a top-of-the-line cosmetic treatment that can help you improve your “gummy” smile. This treatment is oftentimes used to expose more of the tooth crown when the gums sit high on the teeth.

To help you find the answers about crown lengthening treatment in Lexington, Kentucky, our periodontists are happy to provide the answers to these commonly asked questions about crown lengthening:

Q: What steps are involved in crown lengthening treatment?
A: Your periodontists will numb your mouth with a local anesthetic and provide a dental sedative if necessary. Then, they will reshape the excess gum and bone tissue to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth, several teeth or your entire gumline.

Q: How painful is the treatment?
A: You should experience little to no discomfort during the treatment because of the local anesthetic that is provided.

Q: How long is the recovery time following treatment?
A: The recovery time should last around six weeks. After seven to 10 days, you will visit our office to get the stitches out. Then, you will visit again another four to six weeks later to make sure everything is in tip-top shape.

For more information and details about crown lengthening, please contact our dental team by reaching out to Bluegrass Periodontics at 859-252-7726. We will be happy to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to talking with you!