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Thorold Dentist | Thorold dental care | ON | Canine Exposure for Orthodontics

Brock Dental
                             
Providing Quality Dental Care
                                        By Dedicated Professionals
                                                  In The Heart Of Niagara


3250  SCHMON PKY   #4
THOROLD, ON L2V 4Y6

PH: 905-641-1656
FAX: 905-641-9606 

 DR. SAY CHANTHAVONG, BSc, DDS
DR. ADRIAN PALENCAR, MUDR 

Canine Exposure for Orthodontics
 

EXPOSING IMPACTED TEETH

Canine exposure has nothing to do with leaving your dog outside, exposed to the elements. It is a procedure to expose impacted teeth. 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

The procedure is quite simple. It involves the dentist cutting a small hole in the gum, which allows the tooth to erupt. Dr. Say and Dr. Palencar also 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.

 
 
 

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