What follow-up is required for crown lengthening?

Crown lengthening usually requires more than one visit, so following up with your periodontist is important. After surgery, you may experience swelling not only in your gums, but in your mouth and face, too. This swelling can usually be managed with ice and anti-inflammatory medication. You should not apply ice for longer than 20 minutes at a time, with rest periods in between to prevent cell damage. You will need to return to your dentist to have stitches removed and to get a permanent crown if you received a temporary one first.

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