Exposure of Impacted Teeth at Barnett Periodontics

In some cases, a patient’s teeth may simply not erupt properly through the jawbone into the mouth. This impaction can lead to potentially serious problems, such as cysts, root resorption, or bone loss. Thankfully, Dr. Barnett and your orthodontist can work together to ensure that the tooth is brought into the ideal alignment. If you or a loved one may have an impacted tooth in need of exposure, it’s time to undergo a free consultation. Sedation dentistry is available for patients who may feel nervous or uneasy.

Your Treatment

In some cases, it may be enough to simply remove the original (baby) tooth from the patient’s mouth so that the permanent tooth has plenty of room to move into position. If this is not sufficient, Dr. Barnett will move forward with the surgical procedure. The exposure will consist of several steps: