When Is Canine Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Canines are found on each side of the lateral incisors. They are present even as baby teeth because they play an important role in the oral cavity, being considered the cornerstones of the mouth. The canine tooth is both strong and stable. It helps us by holding or grasping food and helps rip them apart as well. They are also important to achieve proper occlusion.

Dr. Hauser believes that the canines are a necessary part of every mouth. Thus, they should be kept healthy and free from decay and gum disease. Even so, there are cases when they should be removed.

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Canine’s Got to Go

Sadly, there are some situations wherein a canine tooth may have to be extracted. Decayed canines can be fixed and kept, provided there is enough of the structure left. However, if the canine is impacted, there may be no other option left but extraction.

If the tooth is impacted and it is left in place, this may lead to serious problems like gum disease, decay, infection and dental cysts. It may crush the roots of nearby teeth as well. Therefore, it would be more advisable to undergo canine tooth extraction.

However, the decision to extract a canine should not be made on a mere whim. Digital x-rays should be taken and assessed carefully to ensure that canine tooth extraction is the best option, as canines are vital to the oral cavity.

What Is Impaction?

Our teeth develop inside the underlying bone as tooth buds. These are supposed to erupt in proper alignment. However, trauma, oral habits and genetics can cause some teeth to erupt the wrong way or not erupt at all. It can be caused by a mismatch in size or shape of the teeth. Another factor might involve problems with the jaws or soft tissues.

Dr. Hauser can usually detect if a tooth is impacted in patients who are anywhere from 10 to 14 years of age, as the permanent canines are usually erupt during the age of 11 to 13 years. During this period, it is important to weigh the pros and cons of keeping the impacted tooth or extracting it. Please note that the treatment plan will revolve around the severity of the impaction.

Choose Lakefront Family Dentistry for Canine Tooth Extraction

If you reside in the Inland Empire, Lakefront Family Dentistry is the obvious choice. The clinic is recommended by most locals because it is provides patients with a one-stop shop for all their dental concerns.

Dr. Hauser has over 20+ years of experience in the dental industry. While other dentists prefer to pick out one or two specialties to handle, he decided to dedicate his career to all of the major dental subspecialties. He has also invested time and effort to train his staff, making his clinic one of the leading dental establishments in the area.

People in search of a highly-experienced dentist for canine tooth removal should head over to Lakefront Family Dentistry for the best oral care in the Inland Empire. For any questions or to schedule an appointment, you can contact us online or call (951) 244-9495.

Our Patients Rank Dr. Mark Phillipe, DDS, and Dr. Derek Hauser, DDS, as the #1 Private Cosmetic and Family Dentist Practice in the Inland Empire!