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Unalignment of the front teeth

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Posted by: ferrari  (8 years ago)

My wisdom tooth on the top right side is coming in and since then, I am having off and on pain in my upper front teeth. After a few months, I noticed that my two front teeth are not aligned anymore. Could my wisdom tooth cause this? Is it growing in crooked? Can this be extracted now even if it hasn’t fully erupted yet? I can only feel a tip of the tooth through the gum. Please help. Any advice would be highly appreciated. Thank you.
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Posted by: mdhola  (8 years ago)
Dear,
Extraction of wisdom teeth is based on your age, symptoms, position, opposing tooth, and space available. If your wisdom teeth are not coming in right direction than probably they need to be extracted in order to avoid any further symptoms as well as damage to adjacent and opposing teeth. Wisdom teeth usually do not contribute to your chewing efficiency and so most dentists prefer to extract them if it is causing trouble. Situation can be different from case to case and so I would advise you to at least visit your dentist and get properly diagnosed.
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My wisdom tooth on the top right side is coming in and since then, I am having off and on pain in my upper front teeth. After a few months, I noticed that my two front teeth are not aligned anymore. Could my wisdom tooth cause this? Is it growing in crooked? Can this be extracted now even if it hasn’t fully erupted yet? I can only feel a tip of the tooth through the gum. Please help. Any advice would be highly appreciated. Thank you.


It is doubtful that wisdom teeth cause crowding. It is generally caused by a final growth spurt forward of the lower jaw at the same time. Nevertheless, 95+% of the time, wisdom teeth should be taken out for gum health.

Kim Henry, D.M.D.
Posted 8 years ago
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