What is an impacted tooth?
- Tooth that remains partially or entirely entrapped in the gum and bone
Why do I have an impacted tooth?
- Hard bone structure
- Baby teeth that did not fall out
- Position/interference of other teeth and structures
- Cysts and tumors
- A jaw that is too small to accommodate all your teeth
- Family history
What should I know about the surgical uprighting procedure?
- Done at the same time as wisdom teeth extraction
- Surrounding bone may be removed to help with guided movement of your tooth
- The tooth is uprighted surgically with instruments
- Depending on the treatment, a bracket with or without a chain can be bonded to the tooth
Reasons to consider surgically uprighting your tooth:
- Keeping your own natural tooth
- Eliminate the need for other dental procedures such as implant, crown and bridge treatments
- To help with other dental treatment such as orthodontic braces
At Rouge River Oral Surgery, we provide:
- Consultation and treatment plan based on your needs and goals
- We work with your dentist or dental specialist so that you can achieve a result that best suits your situation
- Deep sedation and general anesthesia
- In-house x-rays including 3-D scans as needed