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Canine Impactions by Mind Map: Canine Impactions
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Canine Impactions

Complication after surgical exposure

Lack of movement


Why it's a problem?

1- They often hinder orthodontic movement. 2- They may compromise esthetic appearance of smile. 3- They may compromise function. 3- They may cause resorption of adjacent roots.


Maxillary canine is the 2nd most commonly impacted tooth after maxillary 3rd molar

the maxillary canine is more palatally than facially impacted with 2:1 ratio

incidence of mandibular canine impactions is much lower

Twice as common in females


General factors e.g. Systemic diseases

Local factors (most common)

Diagnosis of impacted canines

Clinical evaluation

Radiographic evaluation

Palatal vs. facial canine impaction

Technique of surgical treatment

First Step

Second Step

Third step

Postoperative care (maintenance of newly established position)

Following surgery, 1- Chlorhexidine or a saltwater mouth rinse is recommended for 2 weeks. 2- Once the canine is present extraorally, regular oral hygiene modalities should be initiated to reduce and periodontal problems while the tooth is being erupted orthodontically