Impacted Canines


In conjunction with you or your child’s orthodontist and dentist, Drs. Shaver and Hammen can provide the surgical access needed to expose and bond impacted canine teeth.  Typically, it involves elevating the tissue overlying the impacted tooth, uncovering the overlying bone and bonding a bracket on the tooth.  This bracket will then be attached to the pre-existing archwire that was placed by your orthodontist.  The tissue is then re-approximated and closed using dissolvable sutures.

The video above is courtesy of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and provides detailed information of impacted canine surgery procedure.


Risks and Anesthetic Options

On your consultation appointment with the doctors, we will discuss any risks associated with the procedure and also discuss anesthetic options available.  This type of procedure can be accomplished with local anesthesia with or without nitrous oxide and general anesthesia.

Post-Operative Instructions

As with all surgeries, we will discuss your individualized post-operative instructions.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation!