Impacted teeth don’t have enough room to correctly erupt. They may not have adequate space to even break through the gum. For wisdom teeth, the simplest way to deal with the problem is extraction, since they perform no vital function anyway. Dealing with impacted canines, however, calls for another approach entirely. Whenever possible, they should be exposed and aligned to support their essential activities. Exposure begins with attaching a bracket to the canine, which may require opening the gum. With the aid of consistency and time, the tooth is eventually pulled out by the bracket and guided into alignment.
Call Campbell Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center today to set a consultation appointment to discuss your impacted canines. A member of our helpful staff will be happy to schedule your visit and address any questions or concerns you may have.