Topic prepared by Dr. Salwa Almadani …
- Tooth impaction can be defined as the infraosseous position of the tooth after the expected time of eruption.
- Anomalous infraosseous position of the canine before the expected time of eruption can be defined as a displacement.
- Early diagnosis and intervention could save the time, expense, and more complex treatment in the permanent dentition.
According to Thilander and Ericson and Kurol :
The incidence of impacted maxillary canines is around 2-3% of the general population and mandibular canine impactions in approximately 0.2%.
Ngan P, Bishara the most common impacted tooth:
- maxillary & mandibular 3rd Molars
- maxillary canine
- mandibular Premolars
- mandibular canine
Proffit, Cooke J:
- maxillary impaction occur more commonly in females than males in the ratio of 2:1
Stivaros and Mandall (2000)*
- Impacted canine crown is palatal in 61% of cases
- In the line of the arch in 34% of cases
- Labial in 4.5% of cases.
Prof.Afify AR, Prof.Zawawi KH. (2012)**
The prevalence of impacted canine was the second frequent anomaly (3.3%) after congenitally missing teeth in the western region of Saudi Arabia. Continue reading Canine Impactions