Does your gummy smile make you feel self-conscious? If so, a gorgeous gum line is within reach at Periodontist of Weston. Periodontal specialist Tamir Segal, DMD, and his skilled team offer crown lengthening at their office in Weston, Florida. Call the office to schedule an appointment or use the online booking feature today.
Crown lengthening is a treatment available at Periodontist of Weston. It removes excess gum tissue to reduce the appearance of a gummy smile or remove diseased tissues caused by gum disease. Crown lengthening can improve your overall oral health, reduce the risk of complications, improve your smile’s appearance, or prepare your teeth for another phase of treatment.
The benefits of crown lengthening at Periodontist of Weston include:
Crown lengthening is a simple procedure with minimal to no downtime afterward.
To determine if you’re a candidate for crown lengthening at Periodontist of Weston, Dr. Segal examines your teeth and gums and takes dental X-rays. He reviews your oral health history and discusses your desired results before personalizing your periodontal treatment plan.
During crown lengthening, Dr. Segal numbs the treatment area. He offers a sedative to help you feel relaxed. He then uses a laser or another tool to remove, reduce, or restructure the soft tissues that support your teeth. Dr. Segal always ensures that your result is aesthetically pleasing.
You might need stitches to hold treated soft tissues in their ideal position and allow them to heal correctly. If you’ve received a sedative, you’ll need to arrange for someone to drive you home.
After you undergo crown lengthening, it’s important to follow Dr. Segal’s instructions. You might have some swelling and tenderness, but over-the-counter or prescription pain medication can ease the discomfort. You might also be asked to use a special mouthwash.
Use caution when brushing your teeth to avoid irritating the treated soft tissues during the healing process.
You can resume a regular diet the day after surgery, and full recovery after treatment usually takes about two weeks. See Dr. Segal for follow-up visits as needed to ensure that your gums heal properly and to learn if you need additional aesthetic or restorative dental treatments.
Call the Periodontist of Weston office today or use the online booking tool to determine if crown lengthening is right for you.