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

KURT D JAMES, DDS, PC

550 Edwardsville Rd. Troy, IL

618-667-3446

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY SMILES FOR YOUR WHOLE FAMILY

Looking for a dental professional that has genuine care for your family and utilizes the best technology? 

Dr. James and his staff are committed to giving you and your family a comforting dental experience. 

Whether you are looking for routine visits, cosmetic dentistry or other services, you'll find that at Kurt D James - conveniently located in Troy, IL.  

It might be stressful switching dentists or making an appointment after not visiting in awhile, we hope to put your nerves at ease. 

We offer a Dental Maintenance Plan for our patients that are not insured. Dr. James is committed to making your dental experience stress free.

You and your family will be in good hands here at Dr. James office.

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.