Why do I need this?This surgery aims to expose more of your tooth so that a proper crown or filling can be done.
In certain cases, this surgery is also done to obtain a more pleasing and even gum line.
What does it involve?
What are the risks/complications?
Crown lengthening is considered a minor surgical procedure.
You will likely experience the following after the surgery, which should resolve on its own:
However, the following standard risks of surgery still apply, with a higher risk of occurrence in certain patient groups (e.g. immunocompromised patients, medically compromised patients on blood thinners):
In certain cases, the following complications may also happen:
3. Numbness of the tongue due to injury to the lingual nerve
What should I do to prepare for the surgery?
There is no need to fast prior to the surgery. It is advisable to have a light meal instead, especially if you are diabetic. You should continue taking your daily medications unless otherwise advised by your surgeon.
Do ensure that your oral hygiene is optimal prior to the procedure, as this would contribute to better healing after surgery.
What can I expect after the procedure?
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