An impacted canine refers to the tooth being in a position where it cannot enter the mouth into its proper position. Dr. Sergio Vendetti performs specialized oral surgery for impacted canines, helping to bring the canine in line with the rest of the teeth for a beautiful, even smile.
Who is impacted canine surgery for?
A problem with impacted canines occurs with younger patients whose permanent teeth are still coming in. When a canine tooth becomes impacted, this means that it cannot exit the gums into its proper place within the mouth due to crowding or other issues. An impacted canine can cause pain or discomfort and may also result in a crooked or uneven smile.
As an award-winning oral surgeon in Virginia Beach, Dr. Vendetti can perform surgery to uncover and bring the canine tooth/teeth into the proper position and alleviate any pain or discomfort. While this procedure is most common with children, it can also be performed for adults who are still experiencing cosmetic concerns due to an impacted canine.
Your impacted canine treatment with Dr. Vendetti
As a larger tooth with long roots, bringing the canine into the mouth will take some time. Dr. Vendetti works closely with each of his patients to come up with the best strategy for their unique situation. When working with children, Dr. Vendetti knows how important it is for both the patient and his or her parents to feel comfortable and informed about impacted canine surgery. He will listen carefully to your expectations during the consultation and will be sure to answer any questions or address any concerns you or your child may have.
Treatment of an impacted canine is extremely safe, and the results will help restore proper functioning of the teeth as well as ensure a confidence-boosting smile. Depending on your child’s case, general sedation may be recommended for his or her surgery. This is typically a 45-minute procedure, performed in-house at our onsite surgery center in Virginia Beach. During surgery, Dr. Vendetti will remove small portions of the gum and bone surrounding the impacted canine in order to uncover the tooth. Once uncovered, the canine can then be gradually moved into the proper position–often accomplished by using braces.
After impacted canine surgery
Once surgery is complete, patients are able to return home under the care of a loved one and will experience little to no downtime. Some soreness, numbness, and swelling is to be expected, but these will fade over the course of a couple days. As the treated canine is gradually brought into alignment with the rest of the teeth, you will begin noticing a beautiful, straighter smile.
Contact us today to learn more about impacted canine surgery with Dr. Vendetti. Our state-of-the-art surgical facility is located in beautiful Virginia Beach and offers a full selection of award-winning facial cosmetic surgery, professional skincare, and oral surgery services.