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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 can I expect after the procedure?