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Exposing Impacted Canines

An impacted tooth occurs when it is unable to erupt properly into its designated position. While impacted wisdom teeth are common, impacted canines, particularly the maxillary cuspid (upper eyetooth), can also pose significant issues. These teeth play a crucial role in your bite and overall dental alignment.

At Oral & Facial Reconstructive Surgeons of Utah, we understand the significance of a healthy, properly aligned smile. If you’re experiencing issues with impacted canines, our expert team led by Dr. Nathan G Adams, DMD, MD, FACS, and Dr. Michael A. Gladwell, DMD, MD, FACS is here to provide you with exceptional care in Salt Lake City.

Early Recognition and Treatment

Early recognition of impacted canines is essential for successful treatment outcomes. We recommend a comprehensive dental examination, including panoramic x-rays, around the age of seven to identify any potential eruption problems. If issues are detected, our team works closely with your general dentist and orthodontist to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Depending on your specific case, treatment for impacted canines may involve a combination of orthodontic intervention and oral surgery. Our integrated approach ensures that your teeth are properly aligned and function optimally.

Surgical Procedure

If surgical intervention is necessary, our skilled surgeons will perform a precise and minimally invasive procedure to expose and bracket the impacted tooth. This procedure is typically performed in our office under local anesthesia, ensuring your comfort throughout the process.

Undergoing oral surgery can be intimidating, which is why we provide comprehensive preoperative and postoperative care instructions. Our team will guide you through each step of your recovery process, ensuring minimal discomfort and optimal healing.

What Sets Us Apart

At Oral & Facial Reconstructive Surgeons of Utah, we are committed to providing personalized care tailored to meet your unique needs. Here’s why patients choose us for their oral surgery treatments:

With years of experience and advanced training in oral and maxillofacial surgery, our doctors are experts in treating impacted canines. You can trust us to provide you with the highest standard of care.

We take a comprehensive approach to treatment, considering not only the immediate issue but also the long-term health and function of your smile. Our goal is to achieve optimal results while ensuring your comfort and satisfaction throughout the process.

Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and amenities to ensure a comfortable and efficient experience for our patients. From digital imaging to advanced surgical techniques, we utilize the latest advancements in oral surgery for superior outcomes.

We recognize the importance of teamwork in achieving optimal results for our patients. That’s why we place great emphasis on collaboration with your orthodontist throughout your treatment journey.

Our commitment to your well-being extends beyond the walls of our practice. We understand that many patients undergoing treatment for impacted canines may already be working with an orthodontist to address their dental concerns. As such, we strive to establish a seamless and collaborative relationship with your orthodontic team.

Our practice offers top-quality care, cutting-edge facilities, teamwork and exceptional service. Schedule a consultation today to explore your treatment options and take the first step toward a healthier, more beautiful smile.

Meet Our Oral Surgeons

Dr. Nathan Adams, MD, DMD, FACS

Dr. Adams is a board-certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon who received his surgical training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Adams has interests in sleep apnea, oral pathology, orthognathic surgery (correcting jaw deformities), facial trauma, dental implants, bone grafting, and office-based anesthesia.

Dr. Michael Gladwell, MD, DMD, FACS

Dr. Gladwell is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with training from the Mayo Clinic. He holds degrees in health administration and dentistry and is a member of several professional associations. Dr. Gladwell offers a full range of oral and maxillofacial surgery services, including wisdom tooth removal, implants, and surgery for sleep apnea and facial trauma.