Will my gum need to be cut?

October 9, 2019

Sometimes teeth can break because they are fragile, quite thin, or they have large fillings in them. When this occurs, the gum may need to be cut and lifted so that we can see more clearly.

Sometimes drilling a small amount of bone away, and perhaps even cutting the tooth into small pieces, is necessary. This procedure may take a little bit longer than expected and there may be more swelling afterwards.

Usually you will have some stitches in your mouth that normally dissolve, but can take a few weeks to do so.

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Nicholas Lee: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Sheffield UK