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Is Crown Lengthening Procedure Painful?

Posted on 10/24/2022 by Classic Smiles
Is Crown Lengthening Procedure Painful?A dentist may endorse crown lengthening whereby recontouring of the gum tissue and bone is done. After the procedure, the tooth becomes more exposed to the surface of a crown. A crown lengthening procedure takes roughly less than an hour. Patients scheduled for crown lengthening will want to know if the procedure is painful.

Why Do you Need Crown Lengthening Procedure?

You may require crown lengthening if you have too short teeth or severe tooth decay below the gumline. A fractured or broken tooth underneath the gumline may also necessitate a crown lengthening procedure.

What Happens During the Procedure?

A dentist carries out crown lengthening, which is an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home after they are finished. The procedure takes a short time but often this is determined by the number of teeth that require the procedure. If the bone and soft tissue need to be gotten rid of, then the procedure could take longer.

A dentist will administer local anesthesia as well as sedation. This makes you comfortable while the procedure is underway. The specialist then cuts the gums and pulls them away from the teeth to expose the roots and bone. Sometimes they only remove the gum tissue alone and wash the surgical area using salt water and suture the area. The surgeon then sutures the gums back together and may have to place a bandage on top to protect the area.

Is the Procedure Painful?

Due to the dentist putting you under anesthesia, you won't feel pain when crown lengthening is being conducted. However, it is common to feel pain after the anesthesia wears off. Hence, a dentist will prescribe painkillers and a special mouth rinse to help the healing process. The recovery time for the crown lengthening procedure is around three months. During this time, you should sidestep strenuous activities such as heavy exertion and heavy lifting, at least for the first 3 days to one week. These activities could cause bleeding. Please call us today to set up an appointment with our dentist for the crown lengthening procedure.

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