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Nashville Impacted Canine Treatment

Exposing All Your Teeth for Proper, Healthy Alignment

When one or more of your canine teeth fail to erupt or come out, they remain hidden or impacted under the gum line. Impacted canines usually happen when there is a lack of space for the teeth to come out due to overcrowding or the presence of extra teeth. Having impacted canines usually cause discomfort ranging from pressure on the adjacent teeth to severe pain in the nerves. If you have been suffering from the consequences of impacted teeth, turn to Braces by Dr. Ruth. We offer an array of effective treatment options to relieve you from the discomfort of impacted canines and give you something to smile about.

Get in touch with us today at (615) 323-2026 for impacted canine treatment in Nashville.

Treatment Options for Impacted Canine

Canine teeth in humans are used to properly tear food and guide the movement of the lower jaw when chewing. If your canines are impacted, it is likely that you also have a misaligned bite or chewing difficulties. Fortunately, Braces by Dr. Ruth can solve all problems associated with impacted canines.

Some of the most common treatment options we recommend include:

  • Uncovering the buried tooth and bringing it into its correct position
  • Removing the impacted tooth completely
  • Transplanting the impacted tooth to its right position

Exposing an impacted canine often requires extracting the adjacent teeth and introducing orthodontics appliances such as traditional metal braces or ceramic braces. Moving an impacted canine is usually a slow process, but Dr. Ruth may be able to help you speed up the process with Propel technology.

Signs You May Have an Impacted Canine

Several signs may indicate the presence of an impacted canine:

  • Pain or Discomfort: Persistent pain or discomfort in the jaw, especially around the canine area.
  • Delayed Eruption: The canine tooth fails to emerge at the expected age, indicating a potential impaction.
  • Swelling or Tenderness: Swelling, tenderness, or inflammation in the gums around the canine area.
  • Displacement of Nearby Teeth: Impacted canines can cause neighboring teeth to shift or become misaligned.
  • Visible Gum Cyst: A visible bump or cyst on the gums near the impacted canine.
  • Difficulty Chewing or Biting: Problems with chewing or biting, especially if there's contact with the impacted canine.
  • Unexplained Bad Breath: Impacted canines can trap food particles, leading to bad breath.
  • Orthodontic Issues: An orthodontist may identify signs of an impacted canine during routine examinations, especially if there are alignment issues.

If you experience any of these signs, consult with our Nashville orthodontist for a thorough examination and appropriate diagnostic imaging. Early detection and intervention can prevent potential complications associated with impacted canines. 

Call Braces by Dr. Ruth for a Free Consultation

In addition to relieving you from pain and discomfort, treating an impacted tooth can also give you a straighter and more beautiful smile. To get started, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ruth today.

Call us at (615) 323-2026 or submit an online contact form to request an appointment for impacted canine treatment in Nashville!

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