Sometimes the canines get stuck in the jaw while they should have already erupted. In this case, your dentist or orthodontist will direct you to Dr. Oth to perform an impacted canine surgery.
During your first consultation, your surgeon will assess the situation and prescribe a CT-scan or CBCT if it has not been done yet.
The intervention itself consists in making an opening in the gum and in the jawbone at the height of the canine that has remained blocked. An orthodontic plate is then glued to this canine and a wire is placed. This device will allow your orthodontist to pull this tooth little by little and position it on the dental arch.
Depending on the case, this intervention will be performed under local or general anesthesia.
Please always bring the letter from your doctor or referring dentist and all the X-rays already done at your first visit to Dr. Oth.