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Common Side Effects of Impacted Canine Removal


Posted on 3/13/2018 by Celeste Tom
Impacted Canine Utah Valley Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery UT 84057The maxillary cuspid teeth, otherwise known as the canine teeth, are situated between your incisors and first premolar. Distinct for their structure, the cuspid teeth are visibly noticed by their sharp and pointed shape, and are considered crucial to the dental arch as they play the most powerful biting teeth.

Having said that, these teeth are deemed to be the toughest for having the longest roots amongst other teeth, and they are regarded significant for leading the rest of your teeth to properly bite as they are designed to touch first when the jaws meet.

How to treat your impacted canine teeth?

Your canine teeth, however, are impacted when they fail to erupt and pass through the gums fully for several genetic and environmental factors such as, getting the said condition from your parents, insufficiency of space in the jaw for your teeth to erupt, overcrowding, teeth developing at an odd angle and so much more, thus, causing you aesthetic abnormalities resulting to inferiority issues and lack of self-esteem.

If you are suffering from an impacted canine tooth because it was permitted to develop due to the latest findings, one way to treat the condition is to remove the canine tooth by surgery.

The further you reach adulthood, chances are, the impacted tooth will be fused more to the bones surrounding it. And when total fusion occurs, the only option to treat the condition is to extract or remove the impacted canine tooth and place a dental implant in lieu of it.

What happens after the surgery?

In most cases after surgery, patients encounter and go through the side effects of canine tooth extraction like, mild discomfort, swelling, bleeding, and thus will have to take soft diet until such time that the discomfort fades.

These effects, however, are temporary and are expected to be resolved and healed in a few days. Follow pain medication and take antibiotics as prescribed to alleviate the pain and discomfort and prevent the area of extraction from any forms of infection.

For more inquiries regarding canine teeth removal or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.



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