Treatment For Your Impacted Tooth

santa rosa impacted toothWhen you have an impacted tooth, this means it has only partially erupted, which can lead to serious trouble for your oral health. This could also slow your orthodontic treatment! But your Santa Rosa, CA, oral and maxillofacial surgeons can help by bracketing the impacted tooth into place.

How Does a Tooth Become Impacted?

When primary teeth fall out too soon due to poor oral health, this could cause the surrounding teeth to drift, which impacts how permanent ones arrive. Likewise, primary teeth failing to fall out could allow permanent teeth to only partially erupt. These could be factors in childhood, but tooth loss and poor alignment could also mean impacted teeth in the teen and adult ears too. When this occurs, this could impact your bite balance and oral health, and complicate your ability to undergo treatment with braces or aligners to correct misalignment., Which is why we could work with your general dentist or orthodontist to bracket your tooth into place, so you can then undergo treatment to strengthen your smile and avoid oral health complications.

Bracketing the Tooth

The bracketing process is a fairly simple one. Our team will attach brackets to the impacted tooth and then another to the tooth next to it. We connect these brackets with a small chain, and then adjust tension in the chain to shift the tooth gradually and gently into proper position, so you can continue orthodontic treatment.

Dental Extraction

What if the tooth cannot be bracketed into place? An example is the arrival of a wisdom tooth. When we’re in our late teens and early 20s, up to four new molars could erupt in our mouth and there may be little room for them, which means they can only partially erupt. This could lead to misalignment and infection, or even dental damage. Since there is simply no room for these teeth, bracketing them into place isn’t necessary. Instead, our team will conduct a safe and gentle tooth extraction to carefully remove them from the smile completely, in a procedure that could take as little as 30 minutes could protect the health, beauty, and function of the smile.

If you have any questions about how our team will bracket an impacted tooth into place, or what to do if one needs to be extracted completely, then please reach out to our team today to learn more. We want to offer optimal care with comfort and precision, for patients of all ages in need of oral surgery.

Learn More About the Bracketing Procedure in Santa Rosa, CA

We want to help you enjoy better oral health and an attractive smile with oral surgery. To learn more about restoring smile health and beauty, or to schedule an appointment for a consultation, give us a call at Santa Rosa Oral Surgery at (707)545-4625 today!