Special Instructions After Exposure Of An Impacted Tooth

  • Do not disturb the wound. If surgical packing was placed, leave it alone. The pack helps to keep the tooth exposed. If it gets dislodged or falls out, do not get alarmed.
  • Depending on the surgery, you might have a bonded gold chain attached to your braces with a suture or an elastic band. This chain is a handle for your orthodontist to move the impacted tooth to the desired position. Please do not touch the chain, as the attachment may loosen.
  • You should be able to see your orthodontist after one week to activate the chain and start moving the impacted tooth.

It is our desire that your recovery be as smooth and pleasant as possible. If you have any questions or concerns about your progress or any symptoms you are experiencing, please call our Marysville office at (360) 653-1114 or our Everett office at (425) 356-3000. After office hours, you may call one of our doctors directly at the following numbers:

Dr. Jae Hong (206) 234-4044
Dr. Garry Gill (425) 388-6900
Dr. Randy Bogard (425) 388-6901