Impacted teeth are teeth which have become trapped in your gums and fail to erupt properly. Here at Fort Lauderdale OMS, we provide treatment to help your impacted teeth emerge from your gums so that you can enjoy a healthy, attractive smile. Call 954-356-9956 today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Roland Hernandez and learn more about treating impacted canines in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the most common teeth to become impacted. This occurs because there is not enough space in the mouth for these teeth to erupt properly. Wisdom teeth are typically removed to prevent damage to the other teeth and other oral health complications.
The second most commonly impacted teeth are the upper canines, sometimes called the “eye teeth.” If these teeth do not erupt as they should, our oral surgeon will first check to see if there is enough space to accommodate these teeth. X-rays may be taken to determine whether or not the canines are impacted, determine the exact position of the tooth and whether they will have any effect on the adjacent teeth. We can then create a plan to expose these teeth and help ensure they erupt properly.
When we expose an impacted canine tooth, our oral surgeon will first remove the gums covering the tooth. In some cases, this may be enough to allow the tooth to erupt properly. If it is not, our oral surgeon will bond an orthodontic attachment to the impacted tooth. This attachment will be connected to a small chain and gentle pressure will be applied to help bring the tooth into its proper position.
If you have questions about impacted canines, or to schedule your consultation, please contact our office today.