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Jace Hansen Periodontics and Dental Implants | Canine Exposure for Orthodontics in Boise

                               

IDAHO PERIO

Center for Dental Implants & Laser Periodontal Therapy

Jace Hansen DMD, MS                  Brad Townsend DDS, MS

Exposure of Impacted teeth for Othodontics

 

Exposure of impacted teeth is a procedure used to pull down teeth into place with the aid of Orthodontics. An impacted tooth is one that has not erupted in the mouth, but instead becomes stuck in the surrounding bone or tissue.  Any tooth may become impacted, but generally, the wisdom teeth and canine teeth are the most likely candidates.  Canine teeth are critical for function. The mouth will also appear aesthetically odd without the canines. The procedure is quite simple. It involves  cutting a small hole in the gum, which allows the tooth to erupt. The Orthodontist and Periodontist use a dental brace to guide the tooth into its correct position.

Impacted teeth are sometimes obvious to the naked eye, but in some instances, an –x-ray is necessary to identify the extent of the impaction. Many times, there is an impacted canine tooth where the baby tooth remains in the mouth. A loose tooth is also a sign that an impacted tooth may be present.

 
 
 
Boise Dentist | Canine Exposure for Orthodontics. Jace Hansen, DMD MS is a Boise Dentist.