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Impacted Canine Treatments Torrance, CA

Impacted Canine Treatments

Patient Procedure

Canines — or as some people call them, “eye teeth” and “cuspids” — are the pointed teeth that erupt on either side of your front four teeth. You have four in total, two on the upper arch and two on the lower.

But sometimes, canines/cuspids become impacted. That is, they’re stuck up inside of the bone in your jaw and don’t erupt through the gums and into the mouth. It could be because they’re pressing into the root of an adjacent tooth, there’s not enough room in the mouth, there are extra teeth, or premature tooth loss caused a normal eruption pattern to become obstructed.

Normally, canine teeth will come in when a child is around 12 or 13 years old (give or take.) Unfortunately, sometimes those teeth become lodged in a way where they can’t erupt.

When canines become impacted, your dentist or orthodontist may call on our oral surgery team to help.

Impacted cuspid treatment involves accessing the tooth and using special appliances to help bring it down into the mouth by exposing the crown (the portion of a tooth you normally see above the gums.) A bracket is usually attached to the side, allowing bands to gently pull the canine down into an anatomically-correct position. You may not actually “see” the full tooth for quite some time, but the orthodontic appliance will gradually move it into place.

Since canines have extremely long roots and are responsible for tearing/ripping foods, an impacted canine can significantly impact your diet and future oral health.

Does your child or teen have an impacted canine? Request a consultation with our Torrance oral surgeons.

Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: (310) 373-0667


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What Our Patients Say About Us

Even our patients who have been told in the past that they are not good candidates for dental implants have found options at our clinic.

  • Mindy W.

    This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

  • Raj G.

    Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.

  • Chahab S.

    Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

  • Paul M.

    A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.