services-procedures - Coastal Carolina Oral Surgery - Wilmington, NC

Exposure and/or Bonding of Un-erupted, Permanent Teeth

The goal of surgically exposing and /or bonding a bracket on to an un-erupted tooth is to move that tooth into a more functional and aesthetic position. Exposure of the tooth usually requires surgically removing any soft or hard tissue that may be covering or preventing the tooth from erupting. Simply removing this tissue, that is preventing eruption, and packing the wound open is sometimes all that is needed to promote proper eruption.

Other instances require bonding a bracket with a chain attached to the impacted tooth and using traction to drag the tooth into the appropriate place. This procedure is most often performed with your Orthodontist and Dr. Arné consulting with each other to determine the most reliable method. Sometimes this procedure can be done under local anesthesia (numbing shots) but will most likely be performed with some type of sedation to ensure patient comfort.