Teeth cleaning is a procedure that is done routinely commonly every 6 months were the dentist removes all calculus and plaque that accumulates around the teeth.
Some people skip months and years without visiting the dentist to undergo the regular cleaning in this case the calculus stones accumulates more under the gums and perform curettage and root planning. This procedure can take up to 2 visits
When we have a short tooth which needs to be covered by a crown.
We do expose more of the tooth structure by removing millimeters from gums of the affected tooth.
More or less it is very close to crown lengthening. Removing excess gums affecting one or more teeth.
Soft Tissue grafting
It is very common to have a recession in gums of one or more teeth leaving its root exposed making it painful and sensitive to hot or cold stimuli. In that case we add more tissue to the affected site.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it painful?
The procedure is completely painless during surgery and after surgery, almost no pain and id there then over the counter painkiller are more than enough.
Do I get swollen?
No, it’s a minor surgery and no need to take days off from work.