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Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a procedure done to address gummy smiles. The process involves removing soft tissue and bone to increase the amount of tooth visible. The periodontist performs this procedure in a single tooth or multiple teeth. It is advised for cosmetic purposes to expose cavities above the gum line, expose more tooth structure before fitting a bridge, or expose fractured areas of the tooth.

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I still feel pain and soreness after crown lengthening. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a crown lengthening on a molar tooth nine weeks ago and had the permanent crown cemented six weeks after the procedure. Six weeks after the crown lengthening, the area still feels sore when I bite. When I had my appointment to get the permanent crown, I told the dentist this, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Healing could be slow but not slow enough to take six months. Healing maximum takes three weeks, and gums become normal. It is abnormal, and as per my knowledge and information, there could be two issues. The crown margins require at le...  Read Full »

How is a cracked molar treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a cracked molar tooth. My dentist drilled it down and put on a temporary. We waited for a week and the temporary hurt. He decided that I need crown lengthening, which I had done. I went back to the dentist after it healed for three weeks and had an impression for a crown. He had to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. A cracked tooth can be root canal treated depending on the direction of the crack within the tooth especially if it involves the vital part of the tooth called the pulp. The pulp is the vital part. When it is ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing pain behind the molars on the left side where the crown lengthening was done five years ago. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, Five years ago, I underwent a re-root canal treatment redone on the left molar and crown lengthening behind both the right and left molars. Went to the dentist to replace the crown, and the dentist advised crown lengthening about 14 days before crown cutting. The crown lengthening was ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Usually, the pain should not be there if the wound is healing normally. However, there may be either an infection or some tissue that is delaying healing. If you could send me the X-ray of the tooth, you had under...  Read Full »

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