Exposure of Impacted Teeth

Why is my tooth impacted?
Although all adult teeth should be erupted by the early teenage years, occasionally some teeth can fail to erupt and remain in the jaw bone. This is referred to as an impacted tooth. There can be several reasons asto why the tooth did not to erupt. Dr. Bachner will review the reasons as it pertains to your situation.

What can be done to bring my tooth into my mouth?
The procedure to correct an unerupted, impacted tooth is known as exposure and bracket. Dr. Bachner will locate the impacted tooth and bond, or glue, a special orthodontic bracket to the impacted tooth. The bracket has a chain attached to it that will allow your orthodontist to bring your tooth into proper alignment in just a matter of a few months.

Is the procedure painful?
No, typically the procedure is not painful. This procedure can be performed with local anesthesia, or with general anesthesia in cooperation with an experienced anesthsiologist. There may be minor discomfort experienced during the recovery period. Dr. Bachner will provide you with an in-depth consultation to review all aspects of the procedure

Dr. Fridleif Bachner · Fachzahnarzt für Oralchirurgie · Schwabstr. 18 · 70197 Stuttgart · Tel. 0711 46 55 55 · E-Mail: praxis@dr-bachner.com · v-card

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