Most of the time, your permanent teeth erupt through the gums without any issue. In some situations, a tooth may remain trapped in gum or under bone, preventing it from emerging as normal. This is known as impaction, and it can be especially common among canine teeth. At Reno Tahoe Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, we offer comprehensive treatment options for impacted teeth, providing seamless and healthy smiles to patients in the Reno, NV area.

Causes of Impacted Teeth

Impacted canines may occur for any number of reasons. Most often, teeth become impacted due to overcrowding, with the surrounding teeth positioned in such a way that the impacted tooth has insufficient space to erupt as normal.

No matter the cause of impaction, the effects can be significant. Impacted teeth may result in:

  • Persistent discomfort
  • Tenderness along the gums or jawbone
  • Teeth alignment issues
  • Redness and swelling along the gums
  • A visible gap in your smile

To avoid these complications, it is imperative to seek treatment as soon as possible.

Treatment for Impacted Canines

Your impacted canine treatment will begin with a consultation, providing our doctor with an opportunity to assess your teeth, gums, and jaw and verify your candidacy for treatment.

Impacted canine treatment is performed with full anesthesia, promoting your comfort throughout. Our doctor will carefully cut away excess gum and bone, creating a path for healthy eruption. Typically, treatment is completed in collaboration with an orthodontist, who may use braces and a chain to move the canine tooth into position. This ensures a healthy, seamless smile.

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You’re in Good Hands with Reno-Tahoe OMS

When you have a tooth that does not emerge properly, it can compromise both dental form and function. Surgical intervention can provide you with comfort and confidence. Our practice has skill and experience promoting healthy smiles throughout Reno, NV. Schedule a consultation with Reno Tahoe Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center at (775) 853-9696.