Your smile needs the right amount of gum tissue to look its best and stay healthy. Too little and you risk tooth loss and an increased chance of developing decay. But if you have too much, it can affect your appearance and present challenges for brushing and flossing. Our Glendale periodontist and team can see you for a visit for crown lengthening in Glendale, Arizona. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tannaz Malekzadeh to learn more, call Malek Periodontics at 623-362-8969 today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Crown Lengthening

What is crown lengthening, and how can it benefit me?

Crown lengthening is a targeted dental procedure performed by our periodontist to remove excess gum tissue, helping to correct a “gummy smile” where excessive gums make teeth look shorter. This adjustment not only enhances your smile’s appearance but also facilitates better oral hygiene by exposing more of the tooth’s surface.

How long does the crown lengthening procedure take?

Typically, the crown lengthening process can be completed within one appointment at our Glendale office. The length of your crown lengthening session will vary based on how many teeth we’re treating and the specific nature of your gum tissue, but we always aim to complete it efficiently in a single visit. Dr. Malekzadeh will provide a more specific time estimate during your consultation based on your unique needs.

Is the crown lengthening procedure painful?

At Malek Periodontics, we prioritize patient comfort. The crown lengthening procedure is performed under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort during the treatment. Post-procedure, patients might experience mild soreness, which can generally be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and the aftercare instructions provided by our office.

What should I expect during the recovery period after crown lengthening?

After undergoing crown lengthening, you may experience slight swelling and sensitivity around the treated area. It is important to follow the specific aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Malekzadeh, which may include dietary adjustments, gentle brushing techniques, and possibly taking prescribed medications to ensure a smooth recovery. Most patients resume their normal activities within a day or two.

Can crown lengthening help if I need a dental restoration?

Yes, crown lengthening is often advised when a tooth requires a restoration like a crown or bridge but lacks sufficient structure, perhaps due to breakage below the gum line. This procedure exposes more of the tooth for a more stable and durable restoration.

Why choose Malek Periodontics for my crown lengthening in Glendale, AZ?

Choosing Malek Periodontics means you are opting for a team that combines advanced periodontal techniques with a compassionate approach to care. Dr. Tannaz Malekzadeh is a highly skilled Glendale periodontist with extensive experience in performing crown lengthening. We are committed to providing personalized, effective treatment plans that meet the aesthetic and functional needs of our patients.

How do I schedule an appointment for crown lengthening with Malek Periodontics?

To schedule your crown lengthening appointment, you can call our Glendale office directly at 623-362-8969. Our friendly periodontist will help you find a convenient time for your appointment, answer any preliminary questions, and guide you through the preparation steps for your appointment.

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