Charlotte Impacted Canines

Impacted Tooth Surgery in Charlotte, NC

Canine teeth which are also referred to as "eye teeth”, are the most important teeth for biting. Each person has two upper canines-maxillary canines; and two lower canines-mandibular canines.

You will effectively spot them at the side of your mouth since they have a sharp tip. They are intended to touch first and guide the other teeth into position.

Furthermore, canine teeth have the longest root and hence are the last to erupt. This happens between 13 to 15 years of age. Unfortunately, there are instances where canine teeth fail to erupt. This teeth impaction may influence the capacity and appearance of your mouth.

What are Impacted Canines?

Impacted canines are eye teeth that fail to erupt in the gum; rather they stall out in the encompassing bone/tissue. The wisdom teeth are the most widely recognized impacted teeth. After the wisdom teeth, upper canine tooth is the second most basic tooth to end up distinctly impacted.

Why Choose Oral Surgery Associates of Charlotte to treat impacted canines?

At Oral Surgery Associates of Charlotte, we pride ourselves on our mastery in a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgeries gave in an inviting, persistent focused environment. Our Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are very talented and have an all-around experience.

Our oral surgery team takes pride in having an amicable, proficient staff to help our patients align their impacted canines.


What are the reasons that cause impacted canines?

Teeth get to be distinctly impacted for various reasons; this includes:

  • Overcrowding - this happens while existing teeth are so crushed up bringing about lack of space. This causes the canines to need adequate space to grow henceforth shutting them out of the dental arch.

A tooth growing in the wrong direction:

  • Cysts - these are abnormal growths on the delicate tissue of the gums that limit the advance of canine teeth.

  • Ankylosed - this is the point at which a tooth root is intertwined with the encompassing bone.

  • Extra Teeth - the eruption of the canine might be hindered by an additional tooth that occupies its space.

What are the indications of an impacted canine?

Impacted teeth are once in a while evident to the stripped eye. The following are a portion of the signs that will alert you of impacted canines:

  • Delayed eruption of the permanent canine i.e. past 14–15 years old.

  • Absence of an ordinary labial canine lump.

  • Presence of a palatal lump.


What are the different treatment plans for impacted canines?

1. Tooth Extraction

If a tooth is impacted because of congestion of the teeth, the dentist may suggest extraction of teeth. The extraction will be performed using anesthetic. The un-erupted canine will then be uncovered by lifting the gum, and guided into place utilizing a bracket.

2. Orthodontic Brace

In a few occurrences an orthodontic support might be fitted to make a space on the dental arch for the impacted canine.

3. Surgery

In occurrences where the tooth is lost or confronting in the wrong course for eruption, oral surgery is fundamental. Surgery for impacted canines normally does not require a lot of time. However, pain killers and antibiotics may be prescribed after surgery, and you'll be given post treatment guidance for your recuperation.

What should you expect in the treatment plan?

The aim of the treatment is to help the eruption of the impacted canines and delicately move the tooth into its right position in the dental curve.

1. Oral Examination

The main thing we will do during your oral examination is to assess any impacted tooth/teeth and whatever other issues that may exist. What's more, a few treatment alternatives will be talked about in your first visit.

2. Surgery

On the off chance that the impacted tooth needs oral surgical procedure an arrangement will be made for the tooth to be uncovered and for an orthodontic section to be clung to the uncovered tooth. A fold of gum is expelled, uncovering the bone covering the impacted tooth.

The bone is evacuated and the uncovered tooth is cleaned completely. Dental composite material is utilized to connect an orthodontic section to the tooth. The section may have an affix-probably a chain-appended to it and we would utilize this to move the tooth into the dental arch.

How long will the treatment plan last?

Similar to any other surgical procedure, your recuperation time will depend on many elements. Most patients will encounter mellow distress and seeping after surgery, and you will be constrained to a delicate eating routine until the uneasiness passes.

Contingent upon the seriousness of the impaction(s) and the treatment plan, treatment times can last up to 2 years.


Impacted canines can be uncomfortable if left untreated. In the event that your child feels any pain in the eye teeth region or if you see any indications of impacted canines, please call us at 704-549-8020 or book an appointment with our Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.