A little info, my canines are just coming in and I am currently 16. I know I am old for having canines come in, but so was every other tooth.
So long story short, I went in for the first visit with the doctor that would take out my wisdom teeth. He immediately saw that I did not have my canines in all the way and wanted to cut out the gums around the tooth so that he could place a bracket on the tooth. I mean literally cutting out a chunk of the gums in order to place a bracket on, not just an incision. Anyways, I talked to my orthodontist and he was like, "Meh." Regardless, I want to know if you cut out a piece of gums that surrounds the tooth, will it grow back? This would probably be a piece about .5cmx .5 cm. All help is appreciated.
He also said he would clean it out (the area surrounding the tooth) and I am feel like saying WHAT? I have near perfect oral health so there would not be a need to clean out the area as if it was gum disease or the sorts. Having my wisdom teeth taken out on Thursday so quick help is appreciated.
Further info: The bracket would be used to pull the tooth down into place quicker. I have the same issue on the bottom except it is not exposed and therefore deeper in the gums. For this, he is going to cut it open, put a thin bracket on, stitch the gums up again, the attach the piece of metal that sticks through the gums to the braces to try and pull the tooth into place.