Canine teeth are some of the last teeth to emerge. Sometimes overcrowding in your mouth will prevent your canines from coming in. Other times, abnormal tissue growth will prevent them from erupting.
Early detection through the use of x-rays is the key to treating impacted canines. If necessary, extra teeth will be removed to ease the way for canine eruption. Braces can be used on the upper teeth to make room for the canines. In adults, surgery is often the best treatment for this problem.