Impacted canines are very similar to wisdom teeth, only slightly less common. An impacted tooth is unable to erupt, typically due to lack of space in the jaw or odd placement of the tooth. The severity of an impacted canine is just as urgent as wisdom teeth, if not more, as these are your sharpest teeth, with deepest roots, which play a vital role in your “bite” and the function of your mouth.
Your canine teeth, or maxillary cuspid teeth, are more prone to impaction because they are typically the last of the front teeth to erupt into their final position. This usually happens around age 13. Rather than extracting this impacted tooth, every effort is made to induce eruption; you would not want to lose your biting teeth, would you?