In conjunction with you or your child’s orthodontist and dentist, Drs. Shaver and Hammen can provide the surgical access needed to expose and bond impacted canine teeth. Typically, it involves elevating the tissue overlying the impacted tooth, uncovering the overlying bone and bonding a bracket on the tooth. This bracket will then be attached to the pre-existing archwire that was placed by your orthodontist. The tissue is then re-approximated and closed using dissolvable sutures.
Risks and Anesthetic Options
On your consultation appointment with the doctors, we will discuss any risks associated with the procedure and also discuss anesthetic options available. This type of procedure can be accomplished with local anesthesia with or without nitrous oxide and general anesthesia.
As with all surgeries, we will discuss your individualized post-operative instructions.