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Hortonville Dentist | Hortonville dental care | WI | Canine Exposure for Orthodontics

Smiles By Design Family Dentistry, S.C.

                 Bret W. Claybaugh, DDS

                        Blake C. Treichel, DDS

                   (920)779-4533

Canine Exposure for Orthodontics
 

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 is quite simple. It involves the dentist cutting a small hole in the gum, which allows the tooth to erupt. The dentist also uses 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.

 
 
Hortonville Dentists. Dr. Clint Dunathan & Dr. Bret Claybaugh provides Cosmetic Dentistry, Veneers, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Invisalign, Dental Implants, and treatment for Toothaches to the following locations: Hortonville, New London, Shiocton, Fox Valley, Greenville. New London Dentists providing excellent dentistry including Cosmetic Dentistry, Veneers, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Invisalign, Dental Implants, and treatments for Toothaches in Hortonville, New London, Shiocton, Fox Valley, Greenville, Wisconsin.