Assisted Tooth Eruption Treatment
Wisdom teeth often require extraction as there’s no room in the mouth for them to erupt. Sometimes this happens with regular teeth, as well. Impacted teeth fail to emerge above the gum line, and they can cause painful symptoms if left untreated.
At Contemporary Dental Arts, Dr. Cooper can expose these unerupted teeth by performing tooth exposure surgery. Read on to learn more about this procedure and when it’s time to schedule an appointment at our San Jose, CA office.
What Is Tooth Exposure Surgery?
Tooth exposure surgery involves exposing unerupted teeth to get your oral health back on track and preserve your teeth’s natural alignment and aesthetics. This simple surgical procedure can be completed in one appointment at our San Jose office.
When Is Tooth Exposure Necessary?
Tooth exposure surgery is necessary in the case of unerupted teeth, also known as impacted teeth. Teeth can fail to erupt for several different reasons, such as:
- Overcrowded teeth
- Leftover baby teeth
- Teeth growing in at the wrong angle
Unerupted teeth can cause severe pain and further oral health complications. If you suspect you have an impacted or unerupted tooth, don’t wait to schedule an appointment at our San Jose office. Dr. Cooper will assess your situation and determine if tooth exposure surgery is right for you and your dental health.
The Process of Exposing Unerupted Teeth
To begin the procedure, Dr. Cooper will administer a local anesthetic to ensure your treatment is virtually painless. He’ll then make a small incision in your gums to access the impacted tooth. From there, he’ll either extract it or begin the process of moving the tooth into the proper place above the gum line. Dr. Cooper will determine which method is best for you at your initial consultation.
Once the tooth has been extracted or realigned, you’ll be able to leave our office knowing you’re on track to better oral health.
Contact Dr. Cooper for Exposure of Unerupted Teeth
If you’re experiencing persistent toothaches or jaw pain and suspect it may be caused by an impacted tooth, don’t wait to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cooper. Tooth exposure surgery may be the ideal solution to alleviating your pain and preserving your oral health. Call our San Jose office at (408) 253-4150 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment.