Canine Exposure in
Waukegan

Canine exposure has nothing to do with leaving your dog outside, exposed to the elements. It is a procedure to expose impacted teeth.

Canine Exposure

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.

See Real Patient Reviews
in Waukegan

Review from Ciara G.
Yelp
Five stars

Ciara G.

An incredible staff and dentist! My procedure was painless and it was so nice to have a doctor who is willing to not only explain what he is doing but also LISTEN to his patient! I will continue coming back to Dr. Saad and to his wonderful staff!
Review from Cassie G.
Google Maps
Five stars

Cassie G.

Dr. Saad is great at what he does! I had all four wisdom teeth extracted and he's very gentle and really cares about your pain. The receptionist is very friendly. I recommend this office BIG time.
Review from Emma D.
Yelp
Five stars

Emma D.

Absolutely love Dr. Saad!! He has been my kid's dentist for years. He's so good with them, and the staff is extremely nice and helpful.
Leave a Review
Dr. Milad Saad
Dr. Saad chose the field of dentistry for the joy of seeing a patient smile with confidence.

Request an Appointment

If you prefer to speak to a team member, please call (847) 232-0044.
(847) 232-0044