In some cases, there is not enough space for a permanent tooth to erupt and the tooth remains in a difficult position inside the bone. The most typical unerupted tooth is the canine, which erupts last. If there is not enough space in the area, it remains inside the bone. In this case, it may be possible to correct the position of the tooth through orthodontics and tooth exposure surgery.

The service process

The position of the tooth is checked with an X-ray, and the dentist assesses whether it can be corrected through orthodontics. If orthodontics is found to be feasible, tooth exposure surgery is performed.

In the surgery, the tooth is exposed surgically. In other words, the gum is opened so that the crown is freed from the bone. A bracket with a chain is fastened onto it and used to pull the tooth into place. Before the exposure surgery, the dentist uses X-ray images to assess whether the tooth is on the side of the lip or palate, and the mucous membrane is opened accordingly. Usually, the tooth is pulled under the mucosa, which means the gum is sewn back on the tooth after the exposure, leaving the chain visible at the cut. After about one week, when the cut has healed, the chain is attached to the orthodontic devices on other teeth, and the dentist ensures that the tooth is pulled into line.

When should I make an appointment for this service?

When a dentist has determined that you need tooth exposure surgery.

What should I take into account when making the appointment?

You can make the appointment by telephone from +358 (0)10 400 3400.