When a tooth fails to erupt into the mouth in a timely manner, it is usually stuck or impacted in the bone. It also may not be erupting in the right direction, which may harm the roots of the adjacent teeth. When this occurs, it becomes necessary to find the tooth and have it orthodontically moved into alignment.
The area is anesthetized, the tooth is exposed where a bracket and/or chain (device) is attached in order to facilitate eruption of the tooth. The orthodontist or dentist moves the tooth into place with the device. Healing time takes around 2 weeks. If you or your child needs a tooth uncovered, please contact one of our Board Certified Periodontists to schedule a consultation.
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Dr. Brent A Wenzel obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Kansas. Following, he graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2006. Seeking greater experience and technical skill, Dr. Wenzel earned a General Practice residency certificate from Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City. He then attended a three year Periodontics residency at the prestigious Medical College of Georgia. Read more...
Dr. Daniel Thomas earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry in 1990. He then entered UMKC’s Advanced Education Program in Periodontics, graduating in 1992 and earning a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology and Certificates in Periodontics, Implant Dentistry and Intravenous Conscious Sedation. He has been practicing Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Leawood, KS, since 1994 and in Kansas City, MO, since 2007. Read more...
Dr. Melissa Combs is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, where she attended the advanced BA/DDS program, completing both the Bachelor of Arts and the Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees in six years. Dr. Combs went on to continue her education with advanced training at the UMKC Department of Periodontics. Dr. Combs is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and has completed the highest level of recognition by the specialty. Read more...
Dr. Jonathan Thomas is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, where he attended the advanced BA/DDS program, completing both the Bachelor of Arts and the Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees in six years. Dr. Thomas went on to continue his education with advanced training at the UMKC’s Department of Periodontics. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Thomas earned certificates in periodontology and implant dentistry. Read more...
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