When to Become Concerned about Impacted Canines
Canine teeth (the long, pointed teeth next to the incisors) typically erupt between ages 11 and 12. If by age 14 or 15, they still have not appeared or the baby tooth is still in place, you may need treatment for impaction.
Absence of Usual Signs
Generally, by age 10, children should have a bulge in the location where the canines are going to erupt. This lump should appear on the front of the gums, not on the soft palate.
Tipped or Migrated Canines
In some cases, canine teeth can start to grow in crooked, sideways, or backward. These are signs of impaction and may require treatment.