A common dental problem is overcrowding of teeth in a patient's mouth. The downside of crowding is that there may be insufficient room for some teeth to erupt naturally, causing them to be impacted or not to come in properly aligned. This then leads to a malocclusion, or bad bite, causing a domino effect of problems for the patient. Impacted teeth can damage the roots of surrounding teeth; they can develop abscesses, or become cystic over time. We think of wisdom teeth being impacted and therefore removed, but when a patient's canine teeth are impacted, this can have both functional and aesthetic problems, at Reno-Tahoe Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, we want to salvage your canine teeth.
Your canine teeth are known as the cornerstone of your dental arch, sometimes referred to as your eye teeth because they are located under your eyes, it is visible when they are missing due to being impacted. Our oral surgeon, Reno-Tahoe Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, can perform a minor oral surgery to expose your impacted canines, and then with the assistance of orthodontics, they can be moved into proper position.