Canine Exposure

Canine Exposure for Houston Area Residents

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What is Canine Exposure?

An impacted tooth is one that is trapped inside the jawbone and cannot erupt into the mouth. Third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the most commonly impacted teeth. Wisdom teeth get trapped in the back of the jaw and can develop painful infections among a host of other problems. Since there is rarely a functional need for wisdom teeth, they are usually extracted if they develop problems.

The upper canine, also referred to as a cuspid or eyetooth, is the second most common tooth to become impacted or trapped in the jawbone. Unlike wisdom teeth, the canine is a very important tooth both for a beautiful, symmetrical smile and upper lip support, and for a functional bite and ability to chew food effectively.

How It Works

When teeth (excluding wisdom teeth) are impacted it is important to expose them so that it may erupt into the mouth properly. Your family dentist or orthodontic specialist will then monitor tooth eruption following exposure. This is not an appointment to be feared and can be done even on children and young adults with the help of sedation, or sleepy, options, and with the gentle care of Dr. Gregory and her team.

Canine Exposure Procedure

We look forward to seeing you today and giving those healthy, important teeth a chance to erupt properly and function beautifully for a lifetime! Call our office to talk canine exposure and wisdom teeth solutions (281) 446-9157.

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New Family Dentistry Patient

"I’ve been a patient of Dr. Gregory for the past 6 months and it has been a very pleasant experience. She and her staff are wonderful and have made me feel very comfortable. They are always very upbeat! Dr. Gregory did an excellent job of explaining the procedure that would be performed and it went very well – almost pain-free! I highly recommend her."

From a Patient Who Had Laser Gum Treatment

"I was happy to find Dr. Gregory after a previous bad experience. I was very nervous and she put me at ease about the procedure and made a follow-up call that evening to be sure all was well. I will feel very comfortable recommending her to all my friends."

From a Patient Who Had Gummy Smile Reduction

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Call: (281)446-9157

19502 McKay Blvd. Suite 202 Humble, TX,

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