Impacted Canines & Tooth Exposure

An impacted tooth is a tooth that fails to fully pass through the gums. Impacted cuspid (or canine) teeth are fairly common. To correct impacted teeth, there are a few treatment options. For impacted canine teeth, several treatment modalities are available. Orthodontics (braces) can be used to open space for proper eruption. Primary (baby) teeth can either be extracted or surgically exposed to allow for the placement of an orthodontic bracket to help align the teeth.