Canine Exposure of an Impacted Tooth
An impacted tooth is a tooth that is not able to erupt into the mouth. When an impacted tooth is not treated, it can lead to pain, infection, and damage to the adjacent teeth.
There are four types of impacted teeth:
· Soft tissue impaction: This is the most common type of impacted tooth. The tooth is covered by gum tissue and has not erupted into the mouth.
· Partial bony impaction: The tooth has partial eruption into the mouth and is covered by bone.
· Complete bony impaction: The tooth is completely embedded in bone and has not erupted into the mouth.
· Resorptive impaction: This is a rare type of impacted tooth. The tooth is erupting into the mouth but is being resorbed by the adjacent teeth.
Treatment of Impacted Teeth
The treatment of impacted teeth depends on the type of impactions and the severity of the condition.
Canine exposure of an impacted tooth is a dental procedure that is used to expose the impacted tooth. Canine exposure of an impacted tooth is a safe and effective treatment option. However, as with any dental procedure, there are some risks associated with canine exposure of an impacted tooth. These risks include gum irritation but normally subside after a few days.