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Tooth Exposure Surgery treatment in Chaska, MN

Benefit of Tooth Exposure Treatment

Are you experiencing any of these symptoms? Early detection and treatment are key to preventing further damage and preserving oral health.
Aesthetic Enhancement Improve smile appearance and facial aesthetics.
Say Yes to Better Oral Hygiene Maintaining oral hygiene becomes a breeze after Tooth Exposure Treatment, allowing you to clean and care for your teeth more effectively, promoting long-term oral health.
Enhanced Chewing Efficiency Experience the joy of efficient chewing as Tooth Exposure Treatment corrects impacted teeth, making it easier for you to savor your favorite foods without any discomfort.
Preserving Your Natural Teeth With Tooth Exposure Treatment, you can preserve your natural teeth, avoiding the need for extractions and ensuring that your smile remains authentic and complete.
Facilitates orthodontic treatment Exposing impacted teeth allows orthodontists to properly align them with braces or other orthodontic appliances.
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Tooth Unveiling

What Is Tooth Exposure Treatment?

Tooth exposure treatment is a dental surgery to reveal impacted teeth. It involves making an incision, exposing the tooth, aiding alignment through orthodontics.

Tooth exposure treatment, also known as uncovering or exposure of an impacted tooth, is a dental surgical procedure performed to expose a tooth that has not erupted properly into the oral cavity. An impacted tooth is one that fails to come in or emerge through the gum tissue, often due to inadequate space or an improper angle of eruption.

The most common tooth to become impacted is the third molar, also known as the wisdom tooth. However, other teeth, such as canines (eye teeth) and premolars, can also become impacted.

The procedure involves making an incision in the gum tissue to access the impacted tooth. Sometimes, a small amount of bone may need to be removed to fully expose the tooth. This allows the dentist or oral surgeon to bond an orthodontic bracket or attachment to the exposed tooth, which can then be used to guide the tooth into its proper position through orthodontic treatment, such as braces.

Tooth exposure treatment is often part of a broader treatment plan involving orthodontics, especially when there is limited space in the dental arch or if the impacted tooth is causing issues with the alignment of other teeth. The procedure aims to promote proper tooth alignment, improve oral hygiene, and prevent potential complications associated with impacted teeth, such as infection, cyst formation, or damage to adjacent teeth.

It’s important to consult with a qualified dentist or oral surgeon if you suspect you have an impacted tooth or if you’re experiencing any oral health concerns. They can assess your situation and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan, which may or may not include tooth exposure treatment.

Necessity for Tooth Unveiling

Why Might I Need Tooth Exposure Treatment

Tooth exposure treatment, also known as uncovering impacted teeth, is a dental procedure typically performed by oral surgeons or periodontists to expose teeth that have not properly erupted through the gums.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are commonly impacted due to limited space in the mouth. Uncovering impacted wisdom teeth can prevent potential complications such as pain, infection, cyst formation, and damage to neighboring teeth.

Orthodontic Treatment

Sometimes, teeth that are intended to be part of an orthodontic treatment plan fail to erupt fully. Uncovering these teeth is crucial for the orthodontist to guide them into their correct positions, ensuring an effective and stable outcome for braces or aligners.

Proper Alignment

Certain teeth, such as canines or premolars, may become impacted and fail to erupt properly. Uncovering these teeth is essential to create proper alignment and occlusion, which improves overall dental health and aesthetics.

Prevention of Infections

When a tooth remains partially or fully impacted, it can create pockets in the gums where food particles and bacteria can accumulate, leading to infections and gum disease. Uncovering the tooth helps maintain better oral hygiene and reduces the risk of infection.

Pain Relief

Impacted teeth can cause significant discomfort, pain, and even headaches. Uncovering and properly aligning these teeth can alleviate pain and improve overall oral comfort.

Preservation of Adjacent Teeth

Impacted teeth can exert pressure on adjacent teeth, potentially causing damage or misalignment. Uncovering these impacted teeth can prevent issues like crowding, tilting, or other undesirable changes in neighboring teeth.

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Dental Uncovering

Process of Tooth Exposure Treatment

Tooth exposure treatment is a dental procedure often performed by oral surgeons or periodontists to expose a tooth that has not fully erupted from the gum line.


Patient Assessment and Consultation

Review the patient's dental and medical history.
Perform a thorough clinical examination and take X-rays to assess the position and angulation of the impacted tooth.
Discuss the procedure, its purpose, benefits, and potential risks with the patient.


Treatment Planning

Determine the optimal timing for the procedure, considering the patient's age, oral health, and orthodontic treatment plan.
Plan the surgical approach based on the tooth's location, depth, and any potential obstructions.


Preoperative Preparations

Instruct the patient on preoperative care, including fasting if necessary, and any medication adjustments.
Arrange for anesthesia options, which may include local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia, based on the patient's needs and preferences.


Surgical Procedure

Administer the chosen anesthesia to ensure the patient's comfort during the procedure.
Make an incision in the gum tissue overlying the impacted tooth, creating a flap to access the tooth's crown and surrounding bone.
Gently remove any soft tissue or bone obstructing the tooth's eruption path.
If needed, attach an orthodontic bracket or chain to the exposed tooth to aid in its guided eruption.


Wound Closure and Dressing

Carefully suture the incision site to promote proper healing and minimize postoperative discomfort.
Place a protective dressing over the surgical site to protect it during the initial healing phase.


Postoperative Care and Instructions

Provide detailed postoperative instructions to the patient, including proper oral hygiene practices and dietary restrictions.
Prescribe pain management medication if necessary and advise the patient on when to resume normal activities.


Follow-Up Appointments

Schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor the healing progress and remove sutures as needed.
Coordinate with the orthodontist or other specialists involved in the patient's overall treatment plan.


Orthodontic Treatment

Once the tooth has fully erupted or reached the desired position, the orthodontist can proceed with the next steps of the treatment plan, such as placing braces or aligners to correct the bite and alignment.

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Tooth Exposure treatment FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore the most common questions about tooth exposure surgery, a procedure that resolves impacted tooth issues. Learn about the procedure’s purpose, its benefits for oral health, and the recovery process.
Tooth exposure surgery is a common procedure used to expose impacted teeth that have not erupted properly. Our skilled team at Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics in Chaska, MN, performs this surgery to create a pathway for the impacted tooth, allowing it to emerge naturally and preventing potential dental complications.
Tooth exposure surgery is typically recommended for impacted teeth, such as canines or wisdom teeth, which fail to erupt naturally. This can cause crowding, misalignment, and other dental issues. By exposing the impacted tooth, we facilitate its proper eruption, promoting better oral health and preserving your smile’s alignment.
At Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics, patient comfort is a priority. Tooth exposure surgery is performed under local anesthesia, ensuring you are relaxed and pain-free throughout the procedure. You may experience mild discomfort after the surgery, which can be managed with prescribed pain relievers and proper post-operative care.
The duration of tooth exposure surgery varies depending on the complexity of the case. In most instances, the procedure takes about 30 minutes to an hour. Our experienced team will provide you with an estimated treatment time during your consultation.
After tooth exposure surgery, you may experience minor swelling and discomfort in the treated area. You will be given post-operative instructions to follow, including dietary restrictions and oral care guidelines. Our dental team will closely monitor your recovery progress and address any concerns you may have during follow-up visits.
Tooth exposure surgery is considered safe when performed by experienced dental professionals like those at Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics. As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks, though they are minimal. Our team will thoroughly evaluate your oral health and medical history to ensure you are a suitable candidate for the surgery and discuss any potential risks with you beforehand.
Yes, tooth exposure surgery can be performed on children and adolescents. It is often recommended for children with impacted canines or other teeth to guide their proper eruption and prevent potential orthodontic complications. Our compassionate team is experienced in working with pediatric patients and ensures a comfortable and reassuring experience for your child.
Most patients can resume normal activities within a few days after tooth exposure surgery. However, it’s essential to follow our dental team’s post-operative instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and minimize any potential complications. Avoiding strenuous activities and following a soft food diet during the initial recovery phase is advised.
Depending on your specific case, orthodontic treatment, such as braces, may be necessary after tooth exposure surgery. Braces can help guide the exposed tooth into its correct position and ensure optimal alignment for a functional and aesthetically pleasing smile. Our team will assess your needs and discuss the appropriate treatment plan during your consultation.
To schedule a consultation for tooth exposure surgery, simply contact Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics in Chaska, MN, by phone or through our website. Our friendly team will assist you in finding a convenient appointment time and address any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure. We are dedicated to providing personalized and comprehensive dental care, and we look forward to helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile through tooth exposure surgery.

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Meet The Team

We have a team of experienced, board-certified estheticians and periodontists near you, trained in the latest techniques for the health and beauty of your smile.

Dr. Lauren Hubbard

Lauren Hubbard


Dr. Lauren Hubbard was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. As an avid Hawkeye fan from an early age, she was determined to become a Hawkeye herself and graduated with high honors from The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology and went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the The University of Iowa College of Dentistry graduating with highest distinction.
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Dr. Fatima Tiwana

Fatima Tiwana

Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Fatima Tiwana is a Dental School Gold Medalist. She Practiced general dentistry for 7 years before attending the Periodontics Graduate Program at the University of Detroit Mercy and completing her Certificate in Periodontics and Master of Science degree. Dr. Tiwana has practiced as a periodontist for over 8 years and is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology.
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What our customers say

Paula stacke

September 21, 2023
Nikki was great. Friendly, knowledgeable, and patient.

Andy Busch

September 14, 2023
Amazing place. Dr.Miner is great!!!! The staff is excellent and very welcoming! Do not hesitate to get dental work done here. I recieved extensive dental work here and I can’t express how thankful I am at how great everyone is here. Dr.miner, danyelle, Nikki, and lauren are all beyond awesome. Professional people and are making something that is very nerve racking to me, a very easy and welcoming process.

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May 31, 2023
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April 27, 2023
We have been really happy here since switching dental offices. Very clean environment and the staff is all friendly and professional. To top it off they are all amazing with children! My young daughters have had only positive experiences and enjoy coming!

Whitney Walz

April 26, 2023
It’s hard to beat the dentist I had growing up which created a positive impression of dentists for me — but West Lakes I’m Chaska has done it! Everyone I’ve worked with is thorough, efficient, and super nice. Also, Colleen is fantastic. She goes the extra mile when dealing with insurance, she provides estimates before services are performed, and she has fit me into the schedule last minute.

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April 21, 2023
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