There are a few different reasons why you might need a gingivectomy, more commonly called crown lengthening. This treatment involved recontouring the gum line and can be done to treat a number of things from gum disease to purely cosmetic reasons.
Gingivitis, or gum disease, if left to its own devices, can create pockets that bacteria that irritate your gums and reduce your bone can flourish in. Gum reshaping can reduce the pockets, making it easier to clean your teeth and treat the gingivitis.
A “gummy smile” can also be a reason to lengthen the crowns. If the gums climb higher on the teeth than is aesthetically appealing, our dentist can reshape them to reveal more of the teeth. This can sometimes drastically improve the smile’s appearance.
Occasionally a restoration service will require a bit of gum reshaping. Sometimes the gums block access to the teeth that need restoration, so in those cases, our dentist will remove some of the gums so he can access the teeth in question.
Whatever reason you need a gingivectomy for, Montgomery County Periodontal Associates can help. To learn more, or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Miles Mason, please call us in Conroe, Texas, today.