Exposure of Teeth
Some teeth fail to erupt on their own, remaining buried in the jaw bone. This may be due to their angulation and position, or obstruction. In such instances, a tooth may need to be exposed surgically to facilitate its spontaneous eruption or to prepare for an orthodontic appliance to be attached to the tooth, and move it into position orthodontically. Our OralMax Surgeons will work together with your orthodontist to plan your exposure procedure, including the timing of surgery.
Whilst these procedures may be performed under local anaesthesia, many patients prefer to have the surgery conducted under IV sedation or general anaesthesia. This will depend on how deep the tooth is and other medical conditions, all of which will be discussed with you on the day.
If the procedure is performed in hospital, it will usually take approximately half an hour and you will be discharged the same day. A recovery time of 2 to 5 days may be required. More details of your particular procedure will be discussed with you at the time of your consultation.
Contact OralMax Surgeons To make an appointment or to discuss our procedures
Call: 1300 323 324