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Impacted canines are teeth that have not properly erupted into their correct position in the dental arch. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon can assist in guiding impacted canines into their correct position through a surgical procedure. The surgeon will create a small window in the gums and bone to expose the impacted tooth, allowing your orthodontist to guide it into its correct position using braces.

What to expect after surgery?

After your surgical procedure, your maxillofacial surgeon and orthodontist will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions. You may experience some swelling, discomfort, or mild pain, which can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers and proper care. Your surgeon might schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress and ensure the best outcomes.

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