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A 67-year-old male asked:

With the same experience of crown lengthenings performed, is an oral/maxillofacial surg. or a periodontist (both board certified) the better choice?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Either, but: Either can do a great job. Ask your general dentist, he/ she has likely referred to other dentists for this procedure and knows the best surgeon for this operation.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Periodontist #1: Crown lengthening is generally performed in order to improve the health of the gum tissue, thus the periodontist is #1 choice.

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