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- Ectopic canine @ stringertorthodontics
Permanent teeth may submerge inside the jaw bone or gums for a few reasons.
- Impaction due to insufficient space
- Missing genetically
- Ectopic tooth – tooth is not at its original eruption site, it has been displaced to somewhere else. This usually happens to permanent canine.
- Ankylosis of baby teeth ( baby teeth’s roots fused to jaw bone causing it to retain and not falling off accordingly)