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Would you prefer to flash more of your lovely white teeth than your pink gums? Or maybe your tooth needs crown or bridge and the gumline is too high for that. Here at David E. Pearson DMD PC in Lawrenceville, Georgia, we offer what is called crown lengthening. This is a kind of dental procedure designed to uncover more of your teeth’s beauty. Here is a basic overview the procedure:

During one or two preparation visits, we’ll examine your medical history, your teeth and your x-rays to see if the surgery is right for you. You might get a professional tooth cleaning and a perhaps a temporary crown.

Dr. David E. Pearson will first offer you anesthesia and numb the area to shield you from any pain. Then he will make small cuts in your gum tissue and remove a small amount of bone from your teeth sockets. We will sterilize the area. Then Dr. David E. Pearson will make careful sutures to help your mouth heal properly.

You’ll probably want to ice your face on and off for several hours to reduce swelling. We’ll give you instructions on your diet, oral health routine, and a prescription for a pain reliever and a special mouth rinse. After about seven days you can come back and Dr. David E. Pearson will remove your stitches. Full healing time is about 3 months, during which David E. Pearson DMD PC may schedule checkups.

If you are considering crown lengthening in Lawrenceville, Georgia, call 770.995.9051. We’re here to answer any more questions you may have.