Tooth Exposure for Orthodontics

Most of us are not born with perfectly straight teeth, and some of us are born with teeth in the wrong position, missing teeth altogether, or have teeth that fail to erupt properly. The most common tooth to erupt improperly is the upper canine. It is not uncommon for an upper canine to remain stuck under the gum, requiring surgical exposure to access the tooth andpull it into proper alignment with orthodontics.

As a skilled periodontist, Dr. Potter is an expert at helping your tooth erupt into the proper position. As it is mostly young adults who require this procedure, we create a stress free environment with TV, light sedatives if needed, and our warm, chocolate chip cookies on your way out! Our 3D conebeam CT machine helps us identify exactly where the tooth is so that the proper procedure is performed, ensuring that the tooth is surrounded by healthy bone and gum.

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