Tooth Exposure for Orthodontics

diagram showing impacted teeth treatment

How is it treated?

Impacted teeth can negatively affect the function and appearance of a smile. Thus, our periodontists may recommend to treat an impacted tooth with exposure and bonding. This is a procedure frequently used in combination with orthodontics to bring the impacted tooth into the dental arch. Exposure and bonding involve lifting the gum tissue above the impacted tooth, uncovering the tooth and bonding an orthodontic attachment to it. This attachment is connected to a small chain, usually made of gold. An orthodontist will apply gentle traction and pressure to the chain to help the tooth erupt and move into the correct position in the mouth.

For more information about tooth exposure and bonding in Greensboro, North Carolina, please call Greensboro Perio today at 336-379-8377 and schedule a consultation with our periodontists, Dr. Luis Benitez and Dr. Veronica Longville.