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What is an Impacted Teeth Procedure?

Sometimes a tooth gets stuck in the jaw and needs help moving into the proper place. When this happens, a simple gum procedure will open up space for the tooth.

Impacted Teeth

 

Why do I need this?

  • This type of treatment is urgent because if left, the tooth can start to affect the roots of nearby teeth and can cause an infection.
  • It brings the tooth down into position so that it can function normally.
  • It helps create an ideal bite.

 

How does it work?

  • A small chain attaches the tooth to the braces, or another appliance.
  • If there is a baby tooth, it can be removed at the same time.
  • Slight pressure in the right direction slowly brings the tooth into place.

 

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