Tooth Exposure/Bonding

Impacted Canine and Premolar Treatment 

Premolars and canine teeth sometimes called eye teeth or cuspids, are sometimes impacted. Gum tissue or bone may need to be removed for the tooth to come in correctly. 

Luckily, a minor surgical procedure called tooth exposure and bonding can help expose these teeth and give it the support it needs to fit properly into place.

If you are unhappy with your smile because you have one or more impacted teeth, a tooth exposure and bonding treatment may be the solution.

Improve Your Oral Health with Exposure and Bonding

Tooth exposure and bonding is a quick and easy surgical procedure that can be done in our office to expose a tooth covered by soft tissue. 

Teeth that are fully or partially covered by gum tissue or bone can be challenging to clean and are more susceptible to tooth decay as well as cyst formation. Tooth exposure and bonding can help to improve your oral health by making it easier to keep your teeth clean.

Teeth that are fully or partially covered by gum tissue or bone can be challenging to clean and are more susceptible to tooth decay as well as cyst formation. Tooth exposure and bonding can help to improve your oral health by making it easier to keep your teeth clean.

Other problems that impacted teeth can cause are:

  • Dental crowding
  • Gum disease
  • Infection
  • Tooth loss

Impacted Tooth Exposure and Bonding Procedure

During your initial consultation, Dr. Dawood will thoroughly examine your mouth and take digital x-rays and scans to determine if tooth exposure and bonding is the best treatment option for your impacted tooth.

If you are a candidate for tooth exposure and bonding, the procedure can be done with local anesthesia to numb the area at our office or with I.V sedation. 

The process will typically start with braces or another orthodontic treatment to move the teeth into the proper position. Many times, when teeth are shifted, the impacted canine tooth will be in the right position to erupt on its own. However, there are times when the tissue or bone growth is still present and needs to be removed.

Subperiosteal Surgery

The most common type of tooth exposure surgery is called an open flap or subperiosteal surgery. This type of surgery involves making an incision in the gum tissue and then raising a flap of tissue to expose the bone. 

Next, a small hole is drilled to expose the impacted tooth. A metal bracket or bonding agent is then placed on the affected tooth. This will help hold the tooth in place while the gum tissue heals.

A dental archwire and an orthodontic bracket may also be placed on the exposed tooth to help add light eruptive pulling force. This will ensure correct placement and proper bite after the previously impacted teeth are exposed.

Canine and Premolar Teeth Exposure and Bonding in Vienna, VA

If you are considering tooth exposure and bonding and are looking for an oral surgeon in Vienna, VA, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. One of our experienced oral surgery specialists will be happy to answer your questions and develop an oral treatment plan that is best for you.

Book Appointment

The first step towards getting the beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always wanted is to schedule an appointment with our office. You can contact us by phone or submit the appointment request form online and our office staff will contact you to confirm your appointment.