Impacted Canine Surgery Specialists in Dallas, TX
When teeth fail to erupt or build out from the gums, we say they’re “impacted.” This condition can occur as a patient loses their baby teeth and develops their adult teeth and may not even be noticeable until years later. Wisdom teeth are the most common ones impacted, but on occasion, your canine teeth may also suffer from this condition. When canines become impacted, the best solution is surgical treatment. Our team’s goal is to bring your impacted canines down into a proper position and alignment with the rest of your teeth. While canine impaction is best diagnosed at a younger age (typically around age seven), we can help any patient of any age get the relief and aesthetically-pleasing look of a natural smile. Contact our team today for more information.
What is an impacted canine?
Your canine or “eye teeth” are located between your incisors and pre-molars. When they become impacted, they no longer have the space to move down from your gum line and align with the rest of your teeth. The removal of a baby tooth or the use of an orthodontic device, like specially designed braces can make room for the impacted tooth to move into the correct position. The process of making room in your mouth for the impacted canine can take months as your canines are more substantial than other teeth, but we can ensure the process is convenient and painless. Another option is to surgically move the canine within the gums, anchoring it to specially designed braces and making room for it position correctly into your mouth. No matter the course of action that best suits your needs, we’ll ensure you’re more than happy with the results. Call us today to schedule a dental evaluation.
The benefits of treatment
The benefits of surgical or orthodontic treatment of an impacted canine are numerous and include a better and more natural aesthetic appearance to your teeth, improved bite function, less discomfort due to impaction, and a perfected smile. We can evaluate the amount of impaction your canines or other teeth may be experiencing and provide customized treatment options that will resolve the issue with as little discomfort as possible.
The process of impacted canine therapy
Depending on the development of your canine and the amount of impaction, there are various treatment options. If a younger patient has an impaction, we can expedite its proper alignment by removing any baby teeth that may be blocking its ingress into the mouth. We also offer orthodontic devices (such as braces), and that better align a slightly impacted canine tooth. If a tooth has a severe impaction, we may need to surgically position the canine within your gums while clearing a space in your gum line for it to move to or use a specially designed orthodontic set of braces that can better anchor the canine into place after surgically moving it within your gum line. We’re happy to provide you with a thorough dental evaluation and offer solutions that best fit your unique needs.
Contact us today to schedule a dental evaluation and consultation.