Canine impaction – A review of the prevalence, etiology, diagnosis and treatment

Yusuke Hamada, Celine Joyce Cornelius Timothius, Daniel Shin, Vanchit John

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Abstract

The signs and symptoms of canine impaction can vary, with patients only noticing symptoms when they are suffering from unsightly esthetics, faulty occlusion, or poor cranio-facial development. While various surgical interventions have been proposed to expose and help erupt impacted canines, these treatment modalities have a high degree of difficulty compared to other types of dental cosmetic surgeries. This paper focuses on multi-disciplinary strategies for treating and managing canine impaction, reviews patient and clinical selection criteria, and discusses the evidence underlying existing interventions to reduce complications and improve patient-centered outcomes following treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-123
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in orthodontics
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthodontics

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