Canine Exposure


This procedure is used to help impacted canine teeth erupt properly. In some cases these canines or “eyeteeth” do not erupt properly or the roots of neighboring teeth get in the way preventing the tooth from erupting in the correct position or preventing it from erupting at all. Surgical intervention is needed to locate the tooth and attach an orthodontic appliance to it that helps pull the tooth into the arch in the proper path.