J Dent Oral Biol | Volume 1, Issue 3 | Case Series | Open Access

Surgical Management of Impacted Canines: A Literature Review and Case Presentations

Bassam M Kinaia1*, Kiran Agarwal2, Brandon Bushong3, Natasha Kapoor4, Kristyn Hope5, Filip Ambrosio6 and Maanas Shah7

1,5,6Department of Periodontology and Dental Hygiene, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, USA
2-4,7Department of Periodontology, Private Practice Limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants, USA
7Department of Periodontology, Hamdan Bin Mohammad College of Dental Medicine, United Arab Emirates

*Correspondance to: Bassam M Kinaia 

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It has been well reported in the literature that proper development of the canine teeth plays a major role in esthetics as well as in establishing proper dental arch form. When canines are impacted, they can present significant functional and esthetic dilemmas to the patient and clinician. Therefore, proper management of impacted teeth is important to achieve long-term success, functionally and esthetically. The current article describes the development, incidence, etiology and diagnosis of the impacted canine. It highlights the steps required for proper clinical and radiographic examinations and surgical intervention selection based on the literature available. A series of clinical cases are used to highlight the appropriate surgical intervention to obtain predictable outcomes.


Canine exposure; Impacted tooth; Periodontal; Esthetics; Surgery


Kinaia BM, Agarwal K, Bushong B, Kapoor N, Hope K, Ambrosio F, et al. Surgical Management of Impacted Canines: A Literature Review and Case Presentations. J Dent Oral Biol. 2016; 1(3): 1012.

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