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Not fully erupted adult teeth

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Posted by: newcamp2011  (9 years ago)

Hi all,

I was born with many missing teeth. I have two adult teeth on top front, one on the left side and two on the right side. My bottom teeth were all baby teeth. My back molars were missing as well. Recently, I found out that I have had adult teeth way down in my jaw that have not fully erupted. I am now afraid of the possibility that these teeth will become infected. Does anyone have similar problem? What can the dentist do to have those teeth come out completely? Please help! I am so depressed about my dental condition.:-(

I would appreciate any help!
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Posted by: mdhola  (9 years ago)
You should visit your orthodontist and probably he will be able to help you with this condition. many times they surgically expose teeth and put some braces on it to direct them in right position in your jaw. However, this type of clinical decision depends on many factors including your age related growth, number of teeth present, number of teeth inside bone, health of teeth etc.

Many people in their adult life do retain one or more baby teeth without any permanent teeth below it and they do fine with it!

In both cases it will be different situation:
1) baby teeth without any permanent below it
2) baby teeth with permanent below it

Your dentist might need full mouth x-ray in order to see if there is any teeth inside your jaw bone. And he will make a treatment plan for you based on it.
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