An Impacted Canine Requires Professional Treatment

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When a tooth erupts incorrectly or in the wrong location, or doesn’t even erupt at all, it should be addressed as soon as possible so that your overall oral health doesn’t experience complications. Our team provides further insight on treating impacted canine teeth to help you avoid oral complications and receive timely treatment.

An impacted tooth means the tooth failed to erupt from the gums and is still stuck under the gum line, where it can lead to oral cysts and cause dental harm. While wisdom teeth are more likely to become impacted, the canine teeth can also commonly experience issues. Your canines are pointy teeth found between the incisors and molars, and they are also known as maxillary cuspids.

Early detection of impacted teeth is optimal for conservative treatment and to restore your oral health as soon as possible. If you suspect there is a problem involving your canines, we encourage you to visit William W. Schell, DDS to receive dental X-rays so that our dentist can determine if anything needs to be done for your smile.

Canine impaction treatment may be as simple as uncovering the tooth by removing gum tissue so that it can erupt normally, but complex cases may require bonding the tooth to an orthodontic attachment to gently guide it into a proper position. Overall, treatment may take a few months to about a year.

Please feel free to contact our office at 972-618-0084 today for a visit with Dr. William Schell if you suspect you have an impacted tooth in Plano, Texas.