Impacted Canines

Adrian Becker, Stella Chaushu

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    The first clinical examination can be enlightening if undertaken with care. Several clinical features may be associated with the impaction of maxillary canines and these are important clues that should be looked for Missing permanent teeth Anomalous lateral incisors Small teeth: Small teeth generally go together with spaced dentitions. Conversely a lack of space may also be a link with canine impaction, but then the incisor teeth are often unusually large Delayed dental age Full eruption of the canine on one side with delayed eruption on the other side Infraoccluded deciduous molars in either jaw are often found associated with impacted maxillary canines Each one of the above is an important indicators. All these features should be identified in the clinical examination of the dentition of a young patient.

    Original languageAmerican English
    Title of host publicationOrthodontic Pearls
    Subtitle of host publicationa Selection of Practical Tips and Clinical Expertise
    PublisherCRC Press
    Number of pages22
    ISBN (Electronic)9781482241952
    ISBN (Print)9781482241945
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

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