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Questions to Ask if You Get a Consultation for Crown Lengthening

Posted on 2/20/2020 by Office
Questions to Ask if You Get a Consultation for Crown LengtheningCrown lengthening is a procedure that can help with restoring your teeth and gums. The problem is that most people do not know much about this procedure.

They may or may not realize what it means if they have to get it done. Because of that, they don't know what questions they should ask before undergoing this procedure. It is information that can help them improve their overall oral health.

What is a Crown Lengthening?

The first thing most people need to know is what crown lengthening is. The only way to find out is to ask that question. You will find out that it is a procedure. Crown lengthening is a procedure that removes excess tissue from the gum to fix a gummy smile.

Why Do I Need It?
The second thing to learn is the reason for crown lengthening. For most, it is a cosmetic procedure. It can improve the way a person looks if they have too much gum tissue that covers the teeth.

How Long Does It Take?
The amount of time to do the procedure varies depending on how much tissue needs removal. It can take less than an hour or it may require a few hours. After the surgery, the healing process can last as long as three months.

Some of the other questions to ask include how do I prepare for the surgery, when can I return to work and what can I eat after the procedure. Some people will want to know about complications and how they what should they watch for that is a sign of a problem after the surgery. People will want to know if they will have any pain after the surgery and if they do, how can they manage the pain.

There are no wrong questions to ask when it comes to a crown lengthening procedure. The only bad questions are the ones you don't ask. So, call our office today and let us know what questions you have.


Derrick Flint, MD, DDS | Matthew Largent, MD, DDS

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