Surgical exposure of impacted teeth (for orthodontic movement)

Most adult teeth (permanent dentition) naturally erupt into the mouth following the loss of the baby (primary teeth).  However, at times the permanent teeth will become impacted (stuck in the soft tissues and/or bone).  We can help gain access to these impacted teeth and connect them to orthodontic appliances that allow for the teeth to be pulled into the mouth.  Beyond simply gaining access to the teeth, the treatment of the soft tissues by a periodontists will insure that the permanent tooth has the proper support as it emerges into the mouth.  Treatment of this nature is done in conjunction with an orthodontic practitioner.