Active Users - 1576

Keyword Search: in
Impacted Canines
View article disclaimer and terms
Tags: oral surgeon cincinnati, cincinnati oral surgeon, maxillofacial surgeon cincinnati, Oral surgeon Ohio, Ohio oral surgeon

This article has been viewed 2568 times.
Ask us a Question
Email Address
Code ^

An impacted tooth simply means that it is “stuck” and cannot erupt into function. After wisdom teeth, the maxillary cuspid (upper eyetooth) is the second most common tooth to become impacted. The cuspid tooth is a critical tooth in the dental arch and plays an important role in your “bite”. The cuspid teeth are very strong biting teeth and have the longest roots of any human teeth. They are designed to be the first teeth that touch when your jaws close together so they guide the rest of the teeth into the proper bite.

Normally, the maxillary cuspid teeth are the last of the “front” teeth to erupt into place. They usually come into place around age 13 and cause any space left between the upper front teeth to close tighter together. If a cuspid tooth gets impacted, every effort is made to get it to erupt into its proper position in the dental arch. The techniques involved to aid eruption can be applied to any impacted tooth in the upper or lower jaw, but most commonly they are applied to the maxillary cuspid (upper eye) teeth.

The surgery to expose and bracket an impacted tooth is a very straightforward surgical procedure that is performed in the oral surgeon’s office. The procedure can be performed with local anesthesia, however many patients, because of their young age, prefer IV Sedation. These issues will be discussed in detail at your preoperative consultation.

If your dentist has recently taken x-rays which show all of the teeth in question, please bring them with you to your appointment. Please bring a list of all medications you are currently taking with you to your first appointment.

By steveedwart ma phd
All rights reserved. Any reproducing of this article must have the author name and all the links intact.


Biography: Dr. Reubel is Ivy League educated. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and a DMD, both from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been in private practice since 1983 in the Cincinnati Ohio area. He has been chairman of Oral surgeon Ohio and maxillofacial surgeon Ohio/Dentistry at Good Samaritan Hospital since 1990.

(Total : 5)
Sort by Title A-Z
Sort by Title Z-A
Dental Implants
General Oral Surgery
Impacted Canines
Surgical Removal of Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom Teeth

Contact Form

Please use this form to contact steveedwart
** This form is intended for those with genuine enquiries/questions.

Company (if any)
  To avoid misuse and spamming, please enter the verification code, shown below, to send your message. Thank you
if you can't read the image text to load another one.
Enter Code

Disclaimer and Terms. This article is the opinion of the author. WorldwideHealth.com makes no claims regarding this information. WorldwideHealth.com recommends that all medical conditions should be treated by a physician competent in treating that particular condition. WorldwideHealth.com takes no responsibility for customers choosing to treat themselves. Your use of this information is at your own risk. Your use of this information is governed by WWH terms and conditions.