Tooth Exposures

This procedure involves the removal of gum tissue and/or bone to expose unerupted teeth. Your orthodontist may request Dr. Dow to perform this simple surgical procedure where he lifts up the gum on top of the impacted tooth to expose the hidden tooth underneath. As a periodontist, Dr. Dow works to save the preferred attached gum tissue around the tooth to eliminate the risk of requiring a soft tissue graft later.