Crown lengthening is a dental procedure which removes gum tissue to expose more of the tooth. It’s sometimes performed for cosmetic reasons or to repair damaged teeth.
– A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in gum tissue.
– Periodontists use lasers to reshape gum tissue where gums are very large.
– Gum tissue might need removing if a cavity or problem lies under the gum line.
Crown lengthening is straightforward and you should be able to return to normal activities the next day.
“The procedure is typically performed by a periodontist with local anesthesia.”