The canine tooth is situated between the incisors and molars. There are 4 canine teeth in the human dentition. 2 in the upper jaw and 2 in the lower jaw.
In Icelandic, the canine tooth is called “Augntönn” and in English it is also called eye tooth, which takes its name from the long roots of the upper canine that almost reach the bony eye socket. Inflammations of this tooth therefore often lead to redness and swelling just below the eye.