Impacted Canines

Canine teeth play a significant role in our oral functionality and overall facial structure. Addressing any issues, such as impaction, is crucial for maintaining oral health.

Every person has two upper canines and two lower canine teeth. They are typically referred to as maxillary and mandibular canines. These teeth are also referred to as eye teeth because of their position in your mouth. In most cases, these teeth fall into place around the age of 13. Unfortunately, sometimes they fail to erupt properly and become impacted. This means that they cannot function properly and are blocked or stuck in some way.

These teeth are vital to the function of your mouth, which is why it is important that you seek treatment if they are not erupting on their own. If you are evaluating cosmetic surgery centers to help with impacted canines, Sacramento Surgical Arts in California can help. Contact one of our experienced oral surgeons by calling our office today!

What Causes Impaction Of Canine Teeth?

Impacted canine teeth can be caused by factors such as the presence of extra teeth, abnormal growths, or overcrowding. At our California practices, our skilled plastic surgeons offer the following services to address these concerns:

  • Gap closure
  • Removal of unnecessary teeth
  • Correction of alignment issues

If you suspect that you have impacted canines, your California oral surgeon will likely conduct an examination and x-rays to determine their presence. Once we have determined the cause of the impaction, we can offer you several different options for treatment, depending on your age and your overall dental health. Our goal is to take the least-invasive method possible in order to help with the eruption of the impacted teeth.

How Are Impacted Canine Teeth Treated?

If your mouth has become overcrowded, we may recommend extracting teeth. Once there is room in your mouth, the canine teeth, which are currently not erupted, can be exposed by lifting the gum and guiding them into place. Under special circumstances, such as for a younger patient, we may use a fitted orthodontic brace.

Risks of Not Treating Impacted Canine Teeth

Neglecting impacted canine teeth can lead to several complications. These teeth play a critical role in biting, chewing, and maintaining the shape of your face. Without them, the functionality and aesthetics of your mouth may be compromised. It may lead to misalignment of other teeth, periodontal disease, or cysts forming around the impacted tooth. Furthermore, when the alignment of teeth is compromised, it may affect your speech and overall oral health. Therefore, it is crucial not to delay treatment once impaction is identified.

Our Expertise & Commitment To Patient Care

At Sacramento Surgical Arts, we understand that oral surgery may cause anxiety for some patients. Our experienced team is committed to providing a calm, supportive environment where your comfort is our top priority. We employ state-of-the-art technology and advanced surgical techniques to ensure optimal outcomes and quick recovery times.

In addition to treating impacted canines, we also provide a full range of oral and maxillofacial surgical services—including dental implant surgery, bone grafting, wisdom teeth removal, and more. We’re committed to helping our patients regain their oral function and smile with confidence. 

As part of our patient-centered approach, we keep you informed about the process every step of the way, ensuring you fully understand the treatment options, risks, and benefits. This enables you to make an informed decision about your oral health. Contact one of our California offices today to schedule an appointment.

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