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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We are excited to reopen our doors on June 1, 2020! As we have always been dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in the safest environment, we have even further enhanced these measures with the following:
๐Ÿ“ ๐ŸŒก Patients will be screened with a COVID-19 questionnaire and no touch temperature check.
# We ask that you please come to your appointment alone, unless you are a minor or need a chaperone.
๐Ÿ˜ท Our team will be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) as necessary. We ask that all patients wear their own masks or face coverings
upon arrival.
๐Ÿงด & We are taking all hand washing and sanitizing precautions and will provide hand sanitizing stations for patients throughout the office.
๐Ÿ’จ We have installed JADE Surgically Clean Air purifiers in all treatment rooms.
๐Ÿ‘ซ Social Distancing, when possible, as we manage our schedule so we do not have many people in the office at one time.
We are incredibly thankful for your understanding as we actively contact all patients to schedule and confirm their appointment dates. Please feel free to call us at (610) 433-2300 with any questions. We miss everyone and we are looking forward to seeing you soon!
Best,
Dr. John Potter and team