In certain cases the tooth may not come out through the gums. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but the correction of it always requires a proper professional. The process to uncover a tooth which has not erupted through the gums is usually referred to as uncover or exposure. The teeth that are impacted are below the gumline, and sometimes are even located below a bony housing.
Treating this problem is fairly easy, it assists the eruption by creating a small window so that the tooth can erupt without any obstruction or barrier. The time required for the tooth to come out in the mouth is generally 3-4 months, but sometimes it can stretch up to even 9 months.
Once, the tooth gets uncovered from the gum a bracket is then attached and easily and quickly brought into its proper position. The process will give you the proper aesthetic look in your mouth and move the tooth into its allocated space to prevent shifting.
Pre and Post-Surgical Care
You will be given specific instructions for pre, during, and post-surgical care. There are some general guidelines for both pre-surgical care, and post-surgical care on our website, but always refer to the exact directions given to you by our doctors and staff. Please contact us with any questions you might have. There are no questions too small, and we would love to ease your worries.
You must use ice packs after your tooth uncovery procedure. It will be important to drink plenty of fluids during your recovery period. Liquids should be consumed during and after the surgery. Mouth cleanliness will be extremely essential so don’t forget to clean your mouth after every meal.
Following The Exposure Of An Impacted Tooth
Don’t disturb the exposed tooth. If surgical dressing was placed it will be important to leave it. Sometimes redness or bleeding in the saliva is common for the first 24 hours. If bleeding continues past that, then do get in touch with us. You may also notice some swelling around the cheeks, mouth and eyes which is quite common after the surgery.
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