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I can understand your concern as it may seem unnecessary to remove teeth that are not causing any trouble. Why mend what's not broken right? These are some of my thoughts about removing asymptomatic fully impacted wisdom teeth prior to wearing braces. Pros : Sometimes during b...
5 Sep 2019
Thank you for your question. Wisdom teeth also known as the third molars are the last teeth to erupt and usually erupts from age 18-25 years old . Generally speaking, most people do not have room for their wisdom teeth and it is quite common for wisdom teeth to be impacted o...
22 Jul 2019
No. Underbites are usually caused by a lower jaw that is disproportionately larger than the upper jaw. This can be seen clinically, by assessing the patient's profile . A lateral cephalogram (an xray of the skull in profile) will confirm this. Underbites ...
18 Jul 2019
Singapore does not have national guidelines that dentists must follow when making a decision to remove wisdom teeth. Dentists make clinical recommendations based on their judgment, which is affected by: Experience Recent (the last 6-10) cases that they have en...
19 Jun 2019
A tooth that does not bite on another corresponding tooth is described as a non-functional tooth . Non-functional teeth may drift within the jawbone until resistance is encountered to provide an occlusal stop (a stable biting position) because your bite pattern is determined by muscular and ner...
23 Feb 2019
Impacted wisdom tooth with inflammation
Thank you for your question! And im sorry to hear that you are in discomfort and that you have been having an impacted wisdom tooth for 2 years. The picture shows that the tooth is partially erupted from the gum and is still hidden under the gum flap. When wisdom teeth begin t...
12 Feb 2019
Wisdom tooth touching nerve
Hi there and thank you for your question. It is true that there is a possibility of temporary or permanent nerve damage following the removal of a lower wisdom tooth. I usually tend to ascertain this risk with the use of an Xray and quite often a 3D CT scan if the nerve is seen ...
31 Jan 2019
If bony healing has truly completed (confirmed by an xray of the area) then your only options are: 1) Guided tissue regeneration with bone grafting 2) Surgical crown lengthening The option selected would depend on what the current gum and bone level is. Bone grafting done as part of guided t...
5 Apr 2019
Thanks for your question and I understand you have a question about wisdom tooth removal even if the wisdom tooth is not causing any pain. Firstly, it's really important to be seen by dentist for any current wisdom teeth condition, even if there is no pain. There are many ways...
13 Mar 2019
Thanks for your inquiries and I understand you are asking about wisdom teeth removal before braces. This is one of the most common questions when it comes to orthodontic treatment. There are a few indications for wisdom tooth removal before braces treatment. But treatment is on...
13 Mar 2019
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