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Posted by: Crowdedteeth  (5 years ago)
My siblings and I have crowded teeth. My sister was smart; instead of having her wisdom teeth out, she kept them and had the four teeth behind the eye-teeth removed instead. Without orthodontics of any kind, her teeth came in perfectly straight and not crowded. Brilliant.

That was thirty years ago and I've suffered crowded teeth that whole time. Now I see tooth autotransplantation and wonder if I might follow my sister's lead by transplanting the four teeth behind the eye teeth to the spot wisdom teeth once were? I hate to lose any teeth, so is it possible to keep these otherwise perfectly healthy teeth? They needn't be functional (although that would be a bonus), but living spares.

Since these crowded teeth get very little use, they have no cavities, while more functional teeth (main molars) are riddled with cavities. It would be nice to have living replacements when the molars eventually fail. And I haven't pulled the crowded offender's due to the prospect of losing molars someday. In other words, I'm carrying the spares anyway and at the painful expense of crowding and grinding, so why not transplant the spares to alleviate the crowding, while keeping the spares?

Is there a way to reintroduce the blood vessels into the transplanted teeth, so the teeth not only take root, but thrive? I see a lot of dentists root canal transplanted teeth. That doesn't seem productive in this case. Only fully living transplants would do.

Is it possible?

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My siblings and I have crowded teeth. My sister was smart; instead of having her wisdom teeth out, she kept them and had the four teeth behind the eye-teeth removed instead. Without orthodontics of any kind, her teeth came in perfectly straight and not crowded. Brilliant.

That was thirty years ago and I've suffered crowded teeth that whole time. Now I see tooth autotransplantation and wonder if I might follow my sister's lead by transplanting the four teeth behind the eye teeth to the spot wisdom teeth once were? I hate to lose any teeth, so is it possible to keep these otherwise perfectly healthy teeth? They needn't be functional (although that would be a bonus), but living spares.

Since these crowded teeth get very little use, they have no cavities, while more functional teeth (main molars) are riddled with cavities. It would be nice to have living replacements when the molars eventually fail. And I haven't pulled the crowded offender's due to the prospect of losing molars someday. In other words, I'm carrying the spares anyway and at the painful expense of crowding and grinding, so why not transplant the spares to alleviate the crowding, while keeping the spares?

Is there a way to reintroduce the blood vessels into the transplanted teeth, so the teeth not only take root, but thrive? I see a lot of dentists root canal transplanted teeth. That doesn't seem productive in this case. Only fully living transplants would do.

Is it possible?

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None of this is practical or even possible, and I cannot figure out why you would want to to transplant teeth into the wisdom tooth position. What good would it do?

Why are your "main molars riddled with cavities?" Why don't you fix them?

If your molars with cavities cannot be saved, it would make more sense to extract them and have braces to straighten the crooked premolars.

I doubt very seriously that your sister's teeth are perfectly straight with only premolar extraction. They might look satisfactory to you, you I doubt the bite is very good.

It sounds like you think and read too much and follow professional advice too little.
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Posted by: Crowdedteeth  (5 years ago)
Molars have many fillings. I said "cavities," but obviously I meant filled cavities. Are you intentionally obtuse? Do they teach you that in medical school?

Everyone loses teeth as they age. I expect to lose the molars first, because they have the most fillings. I see people with bridges and then dentures. Not my idea of a good outcome.

My crowded teeth behind the eye teeth are hardly used. Why pull the hardly used teeth with zero cavities and throw them away, when the molars a few teeth back are at risk? Should I pull the four teeth behind the eye teeth, only to have the molars start failing a few years later? I just thought with this new auto-transplantation technology, it might be possible to un-crowd the jaw and not waste perfectly good teeth.

You can doubt my sister's outcome all you want. Her teeth and bite are perfect. The wisdom teeth dropped-in as perfectly functional molars. Furthermore, with straight teeth and less wear, she's had fewer cavities.

Lastly, if I read too much and think too much, by inference, does it mean you read and think too little? No insult intended, I'm just asking? Reading and thinking too much is the best insult anyone has ever given me. Thanks

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