Your dentist might recommend crown lengthening under local anaesthesia, to gain more access to a tooth or teeth.
– Dentists usually recommend removing a tiny amount of gum tissue if it facilitates tooth restoration.
– Crown lengthening treatment also improves gummy smiles, by reducing unnecessary gum tissue and adjusting the gum line.
– A periodontist (teeth and gum specialist) might use a dental laser to reform the gum(s) affected.
For most patients, any discomfort after dental crown lengthening treatment is quite manageable with over-the-counter analgesics.
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