What Is Tooth Exposure?
Many times, a tooth is decayed or broken below the gum line. On other occasions, the gum has never receded back properly to the correct position. This results in a tooth that is "too short" for a dental crown to be retained.
Periodontal surgery is needed to adjust the gum level and expose more tooth so that your dentist can construct a cap or dental bridge that will fit properly.
The gum is gently lifted away from the teeth by the dentist or oral surgeon. The underlying bone is re-contoured to expose adequate tooth structure. The gum tissue is then placed at the level of the bone to re-establish its seal or attachment to the teeth. Stitches are usually required and a dressing is often placed around the area.
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