When the wisdom teeth are “impacted,” they can be removed because they don’t serve any real function. But you can’t remove an impacted canine tooth because it’s incredibly important. If you have an impacted canine, Dr. Fathimani performs a surgical procedure to expose and bracket the tooth to restore optimal oral health.
Early Detection of Impacted Teeth is Crucial
An impacted tooth is one that has not erupted through the gumline or become stuck in the jawbone. This can happen for various reasons, such as if the tooth is crowded or if there is not enough space in the jaw for it t. Impacted teeth can cause several problems, such as pain, infection, and damage to nearby teeth. That is why it is so important to detect impacted teeth early and get treatment before these problems occur.
What are Impacted Canines?
Your canine teeth are the sharp, pointy teeth located in the front of your mouth on the top and bottom. All humans have canines, sometimes called cuspids or the upper eyetooth. Besides wisdom teeth, canines are the most likely teeth to become impacted if they don’t erupt at the right time. Since the canines are vital for eating and tearing apart food while chewing, they can’t simply be removed — repositioning is more appropriate.
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Dr. Kayvan Fathimani is a triple-board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon committed to helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Instead of offering cookie-cutter treatments, Dr. Fathimani curates personalized surgical plans to move your impacted canine into the desired area and restore its functionality. Please schedule a consultation to explore your impacted wisdom teeth treatment options in Lone Tree, Colorado.