HOW IS THE PROCEDURE DONE?
The time the procedure takes varies depending on the number of teeth that need the procedure and if both soft tissue and bone need to be shaped. Most people receive local anesthesia and may receive an oral sedative if they are overly nervous
. The periodontist moves the gums away from the teeth, exposing the roots and bone. In some cases, only excess gum tissue needs to be removed. They suture the gums back together, occasionally a bandage is placed over the area for additional protection”.
You will be given medication to help control pain. A week or two after the crown lengthening surgery, the stitches will be removed. Your gums will still need a few weeks to finish healing before new crowns can be placed. Your dental team will let you know when you are healed enough to return to your dentist to complete your restoration.