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Is Treating Impacted Canines With Oral Surgery Right for You?

Posted on 4/1/2024 by Weo Admin
A 3d rendering of a mouth with impacted canine teethSome procedures are more involved than others regarding dental health and well-being. One prominent instance is the treatment of impacted maxillary and mandibular canines, a disorder in which the canine teeth erupt incorrectly and frequently require oral surgery to erupt. But what causes the canines to be impacted?

How Canines Become Impacted

When circumstances such as overcrowding, abnormal growth patterns, or obstruction by surrounding teeth prevent teeth from erupting normally, the result is an impacted canine. Although any tooth can develop impacted, canines are more vulnerable because of their location in the mouth, where they are needed for efficient biting and chewing.

What Happens When Impacted Canines Are Not Treated

Impacted canines may cause issues like gum disease, cyst formation, adjacent tooth misalignment, and even harm surrounding structures like the roots of adjoining teeth if treatment is given in a timely manner. Fortunately, there are efficient ways to address impacted canines with oral surgery.

The procedure usually starts with a thorough examination by a dentist, which may include X-rays and scans to determine the exact location of your impacted tooth and the structures around it. This evaluation creates a customized treatment plan that fits your specific needs.

Bonding and Surgical Exposure

An operation called exposure and bonding is a frequently used method of treating impacted canines. This cutting-edge method reveals your impacted tooth by lifting the gum line and, if required, extracting any obstructing bone or tissue. Following its exposure, the tooth is positioned correctly with orthodontic tools like braces or aligners, allowing it to emerge into your dental arch properly.

Extraction and Orthodontics

A more involved surgical procedure can be necessary if the impacted canine is strangely positioned or inaccessible. Your impacted tooth may need to be extracted, and then you may need orthodontic therapy to close the space or, in certain cases, have the tooth transplanted into the correct position.

Set Up a Consultation

You can see that to treat this dental condition and restore the oral function and attractiveness of your smile oral surgery is necessary for impacted maxillary and mandibular canines. To receive personalized advice and treatment options, do not hesitate to make an appointment with our surgeon.

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