Foothill Oral Surgery Center | Impacted Tooth Exposure for Orthodontics in Mission Viejo

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Celebrating over 20 years serving Orange County

Michael K. Clark, DDS


USC Graduate

Oral, Maxillofacial, and Dental Implant Surgeon


Canine Exposure for Orthodontics

Impacted or blocked teeth often need assistance to enter the mouth properly. Exposure of such teeth is an oral surgery procedure whereby Dr. Clark surgery places an orthodontic bracket onto the affeted tooth, so tat the orthodontist can slowly pull into place.

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.

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