The Problem with Impacted Canines
If your orthodontist has referred you to an oral surgery practice like ours, it’s helpful to understand why. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the dental surgical experts. With many additional years of specialized training, oral surgeons begin clinical practice with knowledge and experience in the full scope of treatments related to the face and mouth. This superior level of experience makes them the go-to for “simple” surgical procedures like expose and bond of impacted canines. In the hands of an oral surgeon, you can feel confident knowing your surgery will be efficient and predictable.
Your canine teeth are the pointed teeth on either side of your main front teeth. They play a big role in your ability to bite foods and enunciate clearly. They also aid in the development of the jaw and dental arch. If one or more of these canine teeth fails to erupt and align properly alongside other teeth, they can cause serious oral health problems associated with the function and health of the smile. Orthodontics is generally able to create the proper space for canines to erupt, but when these teeth are too impacted (grow sideways or become stuck in the gums), surgical intervention is needed. Our surgical team at Synergy Dental Implant and Oral Surgery Center offers a procedure called “expose and bond” for impacted canines in Beverly Hills and West Valley/Reseda, CA.