If you need a more accessible version of this website, click this button on the right.Switch to Accessible Site

Kurt D James, DDS, PC | Canine Exposure for Orthodontics in Troy

KURT D JAMES, DDS, PC

550 Edwardsville Rd. Troy, IL

618-667-3446

Monday, May 11th: IDPH reccommended "oral health providers resume provision of routine oral and dental care consistent with this guidance for minimizing risk of transmission of  COVID-19 in an oral health setting. 

We are following guidelnes and reccomendations made by the American Dental Associaton, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Some of our changes you will encountor on your next appointment are as follows: 

    •  
  • Pre-screening patients prior to their appointment date, the day of your appointment and temperature taken.
  • We will use virtual waiting room, patients will remain in car until appointment.
  • Patients will wear masks inside the office or be given a mask. 
  • Patients will use hand sanitizer upon entering or wash hands.
  • Pre-treatment rinse.
  • Wear mask out of office after treatment completed in operating.

 

We have placed HEPA-UV vacuum system to purify the air in the operatories. Any further questions, do not hesitate to call us at 618-667-3446

Patient Registration Form            Patient Medical History Form 

 

Canine Exposure for Orthodontics
 

Canine exposure has nothing to do with leaving your dog outside, exposed to the elements. It is a procedure to expose impacted teeth. An impacted tooth is one that has not erupted in the mouth, but instead becomes stuck in the surrounding bone or tissue.  Any tooth may become impacted, but generally, the wisdom teeth and canine teeth are the most likely candidates.  Canine teeth are critical for function. The mouth will also appear aesthetically odd without the canines. The procedure is quite simple. It involves the dentist cutting a small hole in the gum, which allows the tooth to erupt. The dentist also uses a dental brace to guide the tooth into its correct position.

Impacted teeth are sometimes obvious to the naked eye, but in some instances, an –x-ray is necessary to identify the extent of the impaction. Many times, there is an impacted canine tooth where the baby tooth remains in the mouth. A loose tooth is also a sign that an impacted tooth may be present.

 
 
 
Troy Dentist | Canine Exposure for Orthodontics. Kurt James is a Troy Dentist.