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Laser procedure for a gingivectomy

Q: What is the laser procedure for a gingivectomy? A: It is very important to use the correct laser and appropriate settings to prevent damage to the teeth and bone. We teach and use different lasers at Columbia University School

Posted in Crown Lengthening

What is the best way to get rid of a gummy smile?

Q: I have a gummy smile I would like to fix, but I also have really small teeth. So I’m not sure which would be the easiest or cheapest route to make me look better: gum reduction surgery, or something

Posted in Crown Lengthening

When do teeth and gums begin to heal after a gingivectomy?

Q: When do your teeth and gums begin to heal after a gingivectomy/laser gum removal? A: To most effectively treat gum disease, the ND/YAG laser is the treatment of choice.  In our practice and teaching at Columbia University School of

Posted in Crown Lengthening, Gum Disease

Soft foods after crown lengthening

Q: I had crown lengthening yesterday about noon time. I was told to eat soft foods and not drink hot things. What are considered soft foods and for how long should I do this? A: Did you have a Periodontist

Posted in Crown Lengthening, Post-Treatment Questions

How much will my gums shrink with crown lengthening? Will it look bad?

Q: I am considering crown lengthening on two of my front teeth. It would be for esthetic reasons, to even out the gum line with the other side where the gums receded post-bone implant surgery. Even though I think this

Posted in Crown Lengthening
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