Surgical exposure, also known as forced traction, is a procedure where a tooth that has not come through the gums is exposed and an orthodontic appliance is applied to help guide it into its normal position in the mouth. This procedure is done jointly by the oral surgeon who exposes the tooth and the orthodontist who applies the necessary forces to guide the eruption of the tooth into its normal position. The most affected teeth are the canines. Prior to the surgery, your orthodontist will place braces and advise you on the ideal timing of your surgery.
We will be happy to explain the surgical exposure procedure to you in detail, call us today for further information!
Intravenous sedation is a technique of administering medications through a vein to help relax you and reduce discomfort. This is done without putting you completely to sleep. It is most important that you follow the instructions below very closely.
After your appointment the medications used will still be in your system. The following precautions should be followed:
If you follow these guidelines along with your surgeon’s post-operative instructions, you will find the procedure will go smoothly and comfortably.
The following instructions have been compiled to assist you in the post-operative period. If you follow these guidelines, your recovery will be more comfortable.
If you have any questions or problems, please call our office (514-486-1002) and we will be pleased to help you. Outside of business hours you can contact the oral surgery Resident on call at the Montreal General Hospital ((514) 934-8075 or (514) 934-1934 extension 53333). It is very important that you ask to speak to the oral surgery resident on call at the Montreal General Hospital.