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Haha Dental | Canine Exposure in Fullerton

We care about you  

      We strive for excellence

                 We provide quality service


 Johnathon M. Lee, D.D.S.
   
   
HaHa Dental

Hacienda Heights Office :

626-369-9494 or (fax) 626-369-3000

             3150 colima road #A Hacienda Heights

Fullerton Office :  

714-871-8333 or (fax) 626-369-3000
     1424 South Euclid Street | Fullerton, CA 92832

Night Clinic Available

Canine Exposure for Orthodontics
 

Canine exposure has nothing to do with leaving your dog outside, exposed to the elements. It is a procedure to expose impacted teeth. An impacted tooth is one that has not erupted in the mouth, but instead becomes stuck in the surrounding bone or tissue.  Any tooth may become impacted, but generally, the wisdom teeth and canine teeth are the most likely candidates.  Canine teeth are critical for function. The mouth will also appear aesthetically odd without the canines. The procedure is quite simple. It involves the dentist cutting a small hole in the gum, which allows the tooth to erupt. The dentist also uses a dental brace to guide the tooth into its correct position.

Impacted teeth are sometimes obvious to the naked eye, but in some instances, an –x-ray is necessary to identify the extent of the impaction. Many times, there is an impacted canine tooth where the baby tooth remains in the mouth. A loose tooth is also a sign that an impacted tooth may be present.

 
 
Fullerton Dentist | Canine Exposure. Johnathon Lee is a Fullerton Dentist.