1105 West Park Avenue

Suite 5

Libertyville, IL 60048 USA

(224) 206-7468

30 N Michigan Ave

Suite 822

Chicago, Illinois 60602 USA

312-268-6793

patients-choice-winner-2015

Voted one of the 2015’s
best Libertyville, IL practices in Dentistry
Verified by Opencare.comPowered by ZocDoc Doctor Directory

Canine Exposure

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.

Loop Dental Care, LLC

Find Out When We Are Open

Downtown Chicago Office

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Friday:

9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Saturday:

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

Libertyville, IL Office

Monday:

1:00 PM-6:00 PM

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

1:00 PM-6:00 PM

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Send Us An Email Today!

We'll Provide You With That Winning Smile