Impacted Canines

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Impacted Canines in Kansas City

Simple Procedure to Alleviate Impacted Canines

After Wisdom Teeth, Canine Teeth are the most commonly impacted tooth. Due to crowding or anatomy, canine teeth may not have room to erupt or to grow in. The dentist or orthodontist might request that the impacted canine be “exposed”. Our surgeon will perform a simple surgical procedure to uncover the impacted canine. After the canine is uncovered, an orthodontic bracket will be placed. This procedure will be followed by an appointment with the orthodontist who will attach an elastic chain and orthodontically maneuver the newly uncovered tooth to assist eruption.


  • Prevents swelling, infection, pain, and decay
  • Helps to prevent gum disease
  • Protects orthodontic treatment
  • Helps to maintain naturally aligned occlusion (the way teeth meet)
  • Helps to prevent potential complications like facial cellulitis and inflammation of lymph nodes

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Facial Surgery Group takes enormous pride in what we do.

We chose our careers based on our desire to provide the best surgical care available. We employ pleasant, passionate staff who care about our patients’ experience from the moment you schedule to the moment your treatment is complete.

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Plaza Office

4700 Belleview, Suite L-10

Kansas City, MO 64112


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Barry Road Office

7577 NW Barry Road, Suite B

Kansas City, MO 64153


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Blue Springs Office

300 NW R D Mize Rd #100

Blue Springs, MO 64014


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I grew up without much dental care. I was embarrassed by my teeth. I guess that somewhere along the lines, I learned to hide my smile. Then I had kids and naturally, their needs came first; music lessons, sports, braces, college. When the last one graduated from college, my husband insisted that it was my turn. My new teeth are beautiful. My husband says it was worth every penny. He says, "Happy Wife, Happy Life".