Impacted Teeth: Fundamentals of an Expose and Bond Procedure
Posted on 10/24/2022 by Ankur Johri
The wisdom teeth mainly suffer from impact since they are usually the last teeth to erupt. However, it's a significant issue when canine teeth are impacted. The canine is the strongest and contains the longest roots that enable the formation of a robust dental arch.
What Happens When Impacted Teeth are Not Exposed?
Some dental issues can develop when the teeth remain below the gums for longer. Such include causing damage to the roots of the teeth may result in interference with the teeth' position and can cause the development of cysts in the mouth.
However, the oral or maxillofacial surgeon performs a procedure called exposing and bonding to enable extraction of the wisdom or canine tooth.
What Happens During an Expose and Bond Procedure?
Expose, and the bond procedure is a surgical process that involves exposing the impacted teeth by which the surgeon lifts the gum on top of the affected teeth and then uses orthodontic braces to cause a bond to the exposed tooth to start pulling the teeth down to their original position.
What happens during this procedure can include; orthodontic consultations to diagnose the impacted tooth are done and the assessment of the X-rays procedures to verify the presence and impact of the teeth. They will then place the braces on the teeth to get rid of the space where the impacted teeth had grown. After that, the surgeon surgically lifts the gums on top of the affected tooth and removes it. Finally, an orthodontic brace is then bonded to the exposed tooth. Then the surgeon decides to either suture the gum on top of the teeth, cut a small part for the tooth to emerge, or return and suture the gum to its original position.
Generally, expose and bond procedures are usually beneficial in handling challenging cases of impacted teeth and ensuring that other teeth are not interfered with during growth. However, the patient should consult before the treatment to analyze his dental case.
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