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Gum Surgery

Gum Surgery - Symptoms

Gum Surgery - How to prevent?

Gum Surgery - Causes and Risk Factors

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:

  1. Increased tooth sensitivity
  2. Increased tooth mobility

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):

  1. Prolonged bleeding
  2. Post-operative infection

In certain cases, the following complications may also happen:

        3. Numbness of the tongue due to injury to the lingual nerve 

Gum Surgery - Diagnosis

Gum Surgery - Treatments

Gum Surgery - Other Information

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