Dental uncovery is often described as tooth uncovery and is a specific type of dental procedure performed when an adult tooth is developed in the improper position and doesn’t properly erupt in the mouth. This condition is called tooth impaction and can cause a wide variety of problems for the patient if not treated. Healthy teeth can become crowded and new teeth are prevented from growing into their own correct positions, which can result in the need for more invasive dental procedures later on. Dental uncovery involves making a small incision into the gums where the tooth has failed to erupt to expose it. Then, orthodontic devices may be used to facilitate normal growth. Impacted teeth are most often caused by genetics or heredity, excess bone and gum tissue, the abnormal sequence of tooth eruption ankylosis (where the tooth root and bone become fused together), and crossbite.