Impacted Canines

Impacted Canines can cause many problems, including pain, infection or tooth damage.

Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons use the latest techniques and technology to offer high-quality care and outstanding results for impacted canine treatment. Impacted canines can cause many problems, including pain, infection, and tooth damage, and if left untreated, they can lead to more serious dental issues. Address your oral healthcare needs today at Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery.

Common Reasons for Impaction

Dental crowding is the most common reason for impaction: when there are too many teeth in one area of the mouth, a new tooth is unable to erupt into its proper position. Sometimes, a growth or tumor may be blocking a new tooth’s path.

An impacted tooth is easily diagnosable with an X-ray or 3D imaging. It is usually discovered at a dental visit, and your dentist can refer you to an oral surgeon for further treatment. Therefore, it is very important to see your dentist every 6 months for regular checkups.

Impaction may or may not have noticeable symptoms, but signs include:

  • Red or swollen gums
  • Tenderness around the tooth site
  • Bad breath
  • Jaw pain