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Canine Fenestration: When The Teeth Do Not Erupt Well

Canine fenestration when the teeth do not erupt well

Do they talk to you about fenestration and you don’t know what it is all about? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. The tooth fenestration is a treatment is to remove bone and mucosa that accumulates around a tooth that has unerupted normally. This anomalous rash can damage the adjacent teeth, damage the roots of the teeth and cause cysts, so that, with this process, the tooth is released and its crown is visible. From there, after the fenestration, a bracket is placed on the tooth in order to take it to the arch.

The symptoms of Orofacial pain

If you experience any of the following symptoms, it is best to visit us:

  • Noises when opening and closing the jaw or difficulty moving it.
  • Feel pain when you open your jaw.
  • Suffer dizziness
  • Notice pain and tension in the neck.
  • Suffering headaches persistently or chronic orofacial pain.
  • Feel muscle spasms or inflammation in the chewing muscles.

When and why do you have to do fenestration in the canines?

Fenestration is usually carried out with the fangs, since they usually give more eruption problems. The path they have to travel when they develop is long and sometimes it can be hindered by certain problems:

  • Due to lack of space due to the loss of premature teeth.
  • Supernumerary teeth.
  • Congenital absence of lateral incisors.
  • Odontomas (benign tumors).
  • Dental transpositions.

When one of them shows up is when we should go to the dentist.

Fenestration, step by step.

Canine eruption usually occurs at the age of 13. However, it is important not to reach that age and start making revisions from 8 – 9 years. If there are rash problems, we will proceed to analyze the angulation, position and relationship with adjacent teeth, Then, after a painless surgery, which lasts about 25 minutes, a surgeon will remove the bone and mucosa that prevents tooth eruption. After fenestration, a soft diet must be carried out for two or three days.

Finally, in the postoperative phase, the fenestration points are removed and a bracket is placed on the tooth in order to pull it into the arch. Traction should always be within an orthodontic treatment plan. Previously, the space in the archway will have been created so that the tooth can move there. Although each pathology implies a different treatment, a multidisciplinary and integrated one is usually carried out which, in turn, requires the collaboration and follow-up of several specialists.