Impacted Canines - Norwich & Branford, CT

Impacted Canines

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A simple surgical procedure can take care of your impacted canines

An impacted tooth essentially means that it is blocked, stuck, or unable to fully erupt and function properly. Third molars (wisdom teeth) most commonly fall victim to impaction, but the upper canine is the second most common tooth to become impacted. There are a number of ways this can be treated. Exposing impacted canine teeth is often a predictable, routine and very important way to retain these teeth and bring them into good functional and aesthetic positions.

What are the benefits?

By having your impacted canine exposed and then aligned, the tooth will be placed correctly in the gum and further damage will be prevented.  Not only will your appearance be improved but you will be able to bite and chew without discomfort.

Who should consider having this treatment?

Any dental patient with a tooth that does not emerge through the gum may have an impacted tooth.  This occurs most of the time with canine teeth.  If this is the case, the impacted canine should be treated.  Failure to do so may affect teeth nearby and cysts or infections may occur.

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