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Exposure of Impacted Teeth

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Exposure of Impact Teeth

Sometimes a tooth becomes impacted, meaning that it never emerges and stays locked in the bone socket.

An impacted tooth can happen for a number of reasons, but the longer it stays there the more at risk you are of having complications.

Why Is It Important To Treat An Impacted Tooth?

There are a number of serious risks that come from ignoring an impacted tooth. Some of these include:

  • Greater risk of infection
  • TMJ problems
  • Developing an abscess
  • Trouble opening your mouth
  • Tooth fused to the jawbone
  • Risk of sepsis

Fortunately, the team at Enhance Oral Surgery can perform a tooth exposure procedure. During this procedure, your gums and bone are cut open at the site of your impacted tooth and it is either removed or prepared for an orthodontic procedure such as a grid & chain. 

An impacted tooth needs to be freed from its socket before serious problems arise. In fact, the longer you leave an impacted tooth the greater chance it has to fuse with the bone. This can create further problems for your oral health and can elevate the seriousness of the surgical procedure needed to free the tooth. Surgical exposure procedure allows our expert oral surgeon to access the impacted tooth. A small bit of your gums and underlying bone is cut away to reveal the tooth inside. At that point, it is either removed or the orthodontic process of moving the tooth into place can begin. 

One procedure that can be used to help an impacted tooth grow into its proper place is a grid and chain procedure. During this type of procedure, the tooth is given space to grow using braces or brackets and an orthodontic device is used to draw the tooth in its proper position.

Will I Have To Hide My Smile After A Teeth Exposure Procedure?

Because of its name, many people are afraid their tooth and bone socket will be noticeable by others or that the orthodontic device will draw attention. However, most times that is not the case. If you are using the grid & chain method of moving an impacted tooth into place, your gums will be sewn around the bracket and only a tiny portion of the chain will be visible. 

If your impacted tooth is removed, your gums will be neatly sewn shut so nobody will be able to see any exposed bone. In a few weeks after everything has healed nobody will be able to tell you had the procedure in the first place.

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We pride ourselves on carefully listening to your concerns and providing you with the specific treatment that you require and desire. We treat one patient at a time and on time.

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At Enhance Oral Surgery, we are dedicated to excellence in patient care, combining the most advanced techniques with state-of-the-art technology and unmatched, personalized service.

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At Enhance Oral Surgery we are dedicated to excellence in patient care, combining the most advanced techniques with state-of-the-art technology and unmatched, personalized service.