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Impacted Canines Treatment

Impacted canines frequently manifest during childhood and adolescence when dental development is in full swing. This often requires specialized attention to address. Although impacted teeth can raise concerns, timely intervention is the linchpin in preventing potential oral health complications.

At Optimum Oral Surgery Group, we’re more than healthcare providers; we’re your friendly experts on the journey to a healthier, brighter smile. If you’re dealing with impacted teeth or canines, we’re here to offer our specialized care. Let’s start your voyage to optimal oral health – reach out to us today!

What Are Impacted Teeth?

Impacted teeth can be a bit of a puzzle, but here at Optimum Oral Surgery Group, we have a friendly team of experts ready to assist. Impacted teeth are those that don’t quite make it to their intended positions within your dental arch. And when it comes to impacted canines, these upper “eye teeth” play a key role in your smile and bite, making our diagnosis and treatment all the more valuable.

Diagnosis Of Impacted Canines

When you choose Optimum Oral Surgery Group, you’re partnering with friendly specialists who excel in identifying impacted canines. We’re not just practitioners; we’re experts who understand the nuances of this condition. If you’re experiencing symptoms like pain, swelling, or trouble chewing, rest assured, our friendly team is here to diagnose and treat with care and precision.

Impacted Teeth – Risks

Neglecting impacted canines can pose risks, such as dental misalignment, cysts, infections, and harm to neighboring teeth. Our friendly specialists can help you mitigate these risks, ensuring your overall oral health remains intact.

Most Commonly Impacted Teeth

  • Canines: Canines, the pointed “eye teeth” located near the corners of your mouth, are notorious for becoming impacted. This typically occurs during the teenage years, as these teeth have a pivotal role in your bite and overall smile. The age range for diagnosis and treatment often aligns with early orthodontic evaluations during adolescence.
  • Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are another frequent player in the impacted teeth scenario. They tend to cause trouble in late adolescence and early adulthood, often requiring treatment due to complications like lack of space, angulation, or discomfort.

Diagnosing and treating impacted canines and wisdom teeth often involves thorough evaluations and personalized treatment plans. Early detection, commonly during orthodontic assessments or as a result of symptoms, allows for timely intervention, reducing potential risks and ensuring a healthier, more comfortable smile. Whether you’re dealing with impacted canines or wisdom teeth, our team at Optimum Oral Surgery Group is here to provide expert guidance and specialized care, no matter your age or dental concern.

Customized Procedures For Impacted Canines

When it comes to treating impacted teeth, it’s a tailored journey that begins with a comprehensive consultation and ends with a brighter, healthier smile. The process can vary based on the type of impacted teeth and the severity of the case.

  • Consultation and Evaluation: Your journey to addressing impacted teeth starts with a consultation at Optimum Oral Surgery Group. During this initial visit, our experienced specialists will assess your unique situation. This evaluation will include a thorough examination and, if necessary, digital imaging to precisely diagnose the impacted teeth.
  • Orthodontist Referral (if applicable): In some cases, especially when dealing with impacted canines, you may have already been referred to us by an orthodontist. Orthodontists specialize in aligning teeth and may detect impacted teeth during routine orthodontic care. If you’ve been referred, we’ll work in coordination with your orthodontist to create a comprehensive treatment plan.
  • Treatment Plan: After the evaluation, our team will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. This plan will outline the recommended procedures for your unique situation. Depending on the type and severity of the impacted teeth, this may include exposure and bonding, surgical extraction, or orthodontic correction.
  • Exposure and Bonding: In some cases, the impacted tooth may be exposed and bonded. This involves making a small incision in the gum to access the tooth, and then bonding a bracket to it. This bracket is used to guide the tooth into its proper position with the help of orthodontic treatment.
  • Surgical Removal: In other situations, impacted teeth, particularly wisdom teeth, may need to be surgically removed. Our skilled oral surgeons are experienced in performing these extractions with precision and care. We ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure and that the recovery process is as smooth as possible.
  • Orthodontic Correction: For cases where impacted teeth affect your overall bite or alignment, orthodontic correction may be needed. Our specialists will coordinate with orthodontists to ensure your impacted teeth are integrated into your dental arch correctly.
  • Aftercare and Monitoring: After the procedure, we’ll provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to support your recovery. This may include pain management, dietary guidelines, and regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.

At Optimum Oral Surgery Group, we understand that each case of impacted teeth is unique. Our team of experts is here to guide you through this process, providing individualized care and support to ensure the best possible outcome for your smile. Whether you’re referred by an orthodontist or seeking assistance independently, we’re your trusted partners in achieving a healthier, brighter smile.

Meet Our Oral Surgeons

Dr. Chad Rebhun

Dr. Rebhun is a certified diplomat by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including dentoalveolar and wisdom tooth surgery, sedation, general anesthesia, and oral reconstruction with dental implants.

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