Procedures for Impacted Canines
Oral Surgery Office in Sacramento and Yuba-Sutter Area
Every person has two upper canines and two lower canines, 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.
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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.
At Sacramento Surgical Arts, PC, we offer Sacramento
oral surgery options to treat impacted canines.
There are a few reasons why impacted canines must be treated:
- Closing gaps
- Biting mechanism
- Proper function and alignment
The causes for impacted canine teeth generally include extra teeth, unusual
growths, and overcrowding. If you suspect that you have impacted canines,
your Sacramento 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 Do You Treat Impacted Canines?
Depending on if your mouth has become overcrowded, we may recommend extracting
teeth. Once there is room in your mouth, the canine teeth which are currently
un-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. This type of surgery is typically done in
one visit and does not require an overnight stay.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment for oral surgery in Sacramento.