Crown lengthening is an intense procedure that requires the removal of gum tissues that obscure the crown of your tooth. But what comes after that surgical procedure? What sort of steps would you have to take for recovery? Here from our Greensburg and Mt. Pleasant Pennsylvania offices, we have done many crown lengthenings of people just like you. We have plenty of experience around what the recovery time and process look like, so read on to find out our tips and tricks!
The Process of Crown Lengthening Recovery
Depending on your level of comfort, a local anesthetic may be applied during the procedure in order to relieve anxiety. Right after the procedure, the necessity to rest and recovery from the anesthetic will occur and should not take more than a couple of hours. Otherwise, the area will have been numbed for the procedure which will take time for the numbness to go away as well.
After this initial time, there will be a two to three day period where you should avoid intense activities with your mouth. Excessive mouth stretching, eating chewy foods, and any generally physically demanding activities. This is because ripping the sutures placed is a serious risk to cause the procedure to fail or the need for an emergency procedure. If your gums start bleeding whilst doing an activity you are worried is strenuous, then it is likely too strenuous and you should stop and rest.
Whilst everyone’s procedures are a little different, three months is the general consensus for how long it takes for a full recovery from this procedure. Keeping the area clear is important during this time. This can be done by maintaining a good oral hygiene schedule of flossing and brushing the area gently and daily. Also, eating softer foods over the first week or two then transitioning slowly back to a normal diet can also help avoid infection and possible suture ripping.
Looking For A Crown Lengthening?
If you are looking for or are in need of a crown lengthening in the Greensburg or Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania area, The Facial Surgery Center is ready to help you! With an amazing team of Dr. Edward Haulsic, Dr. Christian Moore, and Dr. Ryan McCloy as well as a strong staff at both of our locations, we have assisted hundreds of patients with many having had the same procedure you are looking into.
Let us do the difficult work and provide you with information about crown lengthening by calling us and setting up an appointment. Call (724) 836-1060 for our Greensburg, PA office or (724) 547-0999 for our Mt. Pleasant, PA location to ease your worries and get the help you deserve!
What Is Crown Lengthening?, Colgate, https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/gum-disease/crown-lengthening