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Canine Exposure Procedure in Houston

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When a tooth is impacted, it becomes stuck under gum tissue, unable to come out to the surface. While wisdom teeth are commonly impacted, in most cases they are extracted due to their relative lack of necessity. Canine teeth, on the other hand, serve a vital role in a person's bite. Therefore, when a canine tooth hasn't erupted, a Houston periodontist will perform an exposure procedure which will allow the tooth to move into its proper position. At Bellaire Periodontics, Dr. Minott-Warren and her team use cutting-edge technology to give you the highest quality of dental care.

Schedule your canine exposure procedure today! Call us at (713) 255-8372.

What to Expect

If you are unfamiliar with the canine exposure procedure, it can sound intimidating. We make every effort to help you feel as comfortable as possible before, during, and after your treatment.

A canine exposure procedure involves the following steps:

  • First, the gum above the impacted tooth will be lifted, exposing the tooth
  • Next, a bracket will be attached to the tooth, along with a small chain
  • Depending on the location of the tooth, the section of lifted gum will be sutured closed
  • In a follow-up appointment, a wire is then placed on the chain to begin the process of moving the tooth
  • Through this force, the tooth will eventually move into its correct position

Trust Bellaire Periodontics to perform this procedure with care.

After the Procedure

During the procedure, your periodontist will have used a local anesthetic that will leave your gums and mouth numb for a few hours. You can expect some bleeding to continue once you go home, which can be remedied by replacing the gauze in your mouth. Swelling and bruising are normal for the six to eleven days following the surgery, which can be minimized with periodic ice pack compressions. You may experience discomfort for about a week. Your Houston periodontist will have prescribed you medication that you should take accordingly.

Call the dental professionals at Bellaire Periodontics at (713) 255-8372 to schedule an appointment.

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