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Do you need to cover a tooth with a crown or replace it with a bridge, but it is surrounded by too much gum tissue? Or maybe you wish you could see more of your teeth that aren’t covered by pink gingiva. Our team is trained to perform crown lengthening, also known as gum contouring, and we answer a few FAQs below:

What is the nature of crown lengthening?
Crown lengthening is sculpting gum surgery designed to uncover more of the teeth.

What are the preparation measures?
You may need to visit the office for one or two preparation visits so that our periodontist can review your medical history and take some dental X-rays. Depending on your oral condition, you may receive some teeth cleanings or receive a temporary dental crown. When your smile is ready, our team will schedule your periodontal surgery.

What can I expect during the procedure?
We will first administer anesthesia before sculpting and reshaping your gum tissue to achieve the desired effect. We will ensure you are comfortable during this time.

What is the recovery period like?
Our periodontist can provide a prescription pain reliever, as well as special instructions on a post-surgery diet and dental hygiene routine. To reduce any swelling, you can apply some ice to the outer surgery area on and off for a few hours. After about a week, we will have you visit for a follow-up procedure, as well as some more periodic visits to monitor the progression of your gums.

If you have further questions about crown lengthening in Orlando, Florida, give Precision Periodontics & Dental Implants a call at 407-378-0877 today for a visit with our wonderful team of professionals.