Impacted Canine Exposure

Impacted Canine Exposure

 

An impacted tooth means that it is stuck and cannot erupt.  It is common for patients to develop problems with impacted third molars/ wisdom teeth.  These teeth get “stuck” in the back of the jaw and can develop painful infections among a host of other problems.  Since it is rare that there is a need for wisdom teeth, typically they are extracted when complications arise.  The  second most common tooth to become impacted, maxillary cuspid (upper eyetooth), is vital in the dental arch and plays an important role in your bite. The cuspid is very strong and are designed to be the first teeth that touch when your jaws close together.  In a procedure performed in the oral surgeon’s office, the gum on top of the impacted tooth will be lifted up to expose the hidden tooth underneath.

 

Dr. Del Valle & Dr. Shahgoli provided treatments in an environment that places safety first, use modern equipment, and where staff are experienced in anesthesia techniques.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 212-245-5801.

 

Video describing the process used at Manhattan Maxillofacial Surgery Group for Treating Impacted Canines