Gum Surgery Dubai : Crown Lengthening Surgery. There are situations when not much tooth is visible above the gum. This situation affects the gums to support a crown or dental filling. This happens because of two reasons:
a. When your tooth breaks off at the gum line
b. When crown or filling gets dislodged from the tooth resulting in tooth decay
So today let us see how this crown lengthening procedure can help you in regaining the missing tooth.
In order to accomplish the desired results your dental surgeon will remove some gum tissues which will expose a considerable amount of tooth. Once this is done he/she will place a filling or crown in an attempt to fix the distorted tooth. You must come across a lot of people who have too much gum tissue surrounding their teeth. This condition is called as gummy smile. The whole idea of the crown lengthening procedure is to correct this condition.
Before undergoing the crown lengthening procedure you will have visit a Periodontist. Here your medical history and X-Rays will be reviewed and then a particular date of surgery will be decided. You will also undergo a dental cleaning procedure so that any stains can be removed. After all this is done your dentist will confirm whether your tooth requires a crown or not. If it does then he/she will fix a temporary crown. The temporary crown will help in protecting the tooth. The other benefit of using it is that the procedure becomes slightly easy because the Periodontist will be able to gauge the amount of soft tissue or bone to be removed. The healing time for this procedure is three months and thereafter your dentist will again prepare the tooth. A new temporary crown will be made to fit the lengthened tooth. After all this the final crown is made.
If you are someone who gets petrified with the thought of undergoing a dental surgery then do not worry. Just like every other surgery crown lengthening is performed using anesthesia. The length of treatment depends upon the number of teeth to be treated. Even if you have to undergo dental surgery on one tooth, crown lengthening will be carried out on the adjacent tooth as well. This is beneficial and allows the gum tissues to be reshaped. In order to pull the gums away, your Periodontist will make cuts on your gums. This exposes the root of the tooth and the bone which surrounds it. After all this your periodontist will wash the surgical area with sterile salt water and gums will be stitched.
To reduce swelling on your face and gums it is recommended that you use ice packs. You will have to visit your periodontist within a week after crown lengthening is carried out. Within three months your gums will start healing. However it is suggested to call your periodontist in case you find any of the following conditions:
1. Gums Bleeding
2. Continuous pain even after consuming pain relief medications
3. Surgical area getting infected.
4. Too much swelling and discharge.
So take care of these conditions and do not forget to visit the dental clinic of your periodontist.
Dr. Sunil Phol is a cosmetic dentistry specialist in Thailand. Having nearly 2 decades of experience, he believes that as we grow, we become less careful towards our health and because of our erratic eating habits we spoil our mouth and teeth to a great extent. So here he is letting out all the knowledge that he can, related to teeth problems and some common procedures that is carried out.