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Intentional replantation of a permanent tooth can be successful, if the dry time (how long the root of the tooth spent OUTSIDE the bony socket) is less than 20 minutes . The longer the dry time , the more likely it will be for the cells lining the external root surface that form the attac...
7 Jan 2019
Dear Wendy, When it comes to wisdom teeth where there are episodes of discomfort and pain, I am in favour of extracting them and here's why: 1. Recurrent gum infection Based on your Xray, the lower wisdom teeth are quite upright. However due to the lack of space, they ...
24 Jul 2018
Dear Dolphin, When deciding on whether a patient needs extractions as part of orthodontic treatment, I consider the following factors: 1) Space requirements This refers to the amount of space needed to straighten the teeth. If the amount of crowding is severe, this means ...
5 Jul 2018
Hi Xue An, Thank you for your question. From what it seems based on your description at least, I would think that there is no urgent need to extract the shaky tooth at this moment, as it is the baby tooth that is exfoliating naturally. It should not hinder the eruption of the adu...
26 Jan 2018
Dear Olive, The extraction of premolar teeth very rarely causes a collapse in face profile, unless it has been carried out without proper diagnosis and treatment planning. You are right that extraction orthodontics are still commonly practised as in Asian faces – most ja...
26 Jan 2018
Hi Queenie, This is a very valid question and also an age old one! Though it may sound like a cop out, I am going to say all the dentists you have consulted prior to this have not been wrong. Be it whether it was advice to remove or to leave it status quo. Without the benef...
26 Jan 2018
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