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Eden Dental Specialists | Canine Exposure in Voorhees

877.676.3336 | 1307 White Horse Rd, E502 | Voorhees, NJ 08043
Canine Exposure for Orthodontics

An impacted tooth is one that has not erupted in the mouth, but instead becomes stuck in the surrounding bone or tissue. Any tooth may become impacted, but generally, the wisdom teeth and canine teeth are the most likely candidates. Canine teeth are critical for function. The mouth will also appear aesthetically odd without the canines. At Eden Dental Specialists, Dr. Edenbaum uses a dental laser to expose impacted canines. The laser can delicately remove both soft tissue ad any bone covering the canine tooth or teeth. After exposure the general dentist or orthodontist will cement a bracket to the tooth and guide it into proer position.

Impacted teeth are sometimes obvious to the naked eye, but in most cases the tooth is somewhere in the bone above the level of the gum and only an x-ray can be used to detect the position. A conventional x-ray is a two-dimensional image and as such does not allow the surgeon to know the exact position of the tooth with respect to vital structures. At Eden Dental Specialists our Cone Beam CT scanner allows Dr. Edenbaum to determine the exact position of the tooth to be exposed, eliminating invasive surgery and possible errors.


Voorhees Dentist | Canine Exposure. David Edenbaum is a Voorhees Dentist.