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Impacted Canine Exposure

Help Canine Teeth Properly Align in the Dental Arch

Canine teeth are located on either side of the four front teeth on the upper and lower arch. They are crucial for biting and tearing food. When a canine tooth doesn’t fall into proper alignment or becomes trapped beneath the gum, an expose and bond procedure is performed. Several factors can cause a canine tooth to become impacted, including dental crowding, baby teeth that don’t fall out in time, or a growth blocking the path of the tooth’s root.

A Caring Team of Dental Professionals

An expose and bond procedure is a joint effort between your oral surgeon, who will surgically expose the impacted canine and attach a chain to it, and your orthodontist, who will help the tooth align properly with braces. Dr. Koshgerian and Dr. Shelton are board-certified surgeons who specialize in the full scope of oral surgery. Together, our doctors and staff will walk you through every step of your treatment and answer any questions you have along the way.

Did You Know?

  • Canine teeth are also known as dog teeth due to their name and resemblance to a dog’s fangs
  • When you speak, canine teeth work alongside the other front teeth to help form words.
  • An upper canine tooth is also called an eye tooth because it is positioned directly below the eye.

Types of Anesthesia

The right anesthesia will depend on the complexity of your procedure and your level of anxiety.

How Can We Help?

If you have questions, would like to learn more about a procedure, or wish to schedule an appointment, give us a call. Our board-certified surgeons and attentive team are here to help.