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At Age 30 Is It A Good Option To Remove 2nd Molar So The 3rd Molar Can Come Out Properly

Can you remove second molars to make a room for wisdom teeth?

It’s done but only when the second molar is not salvageable owing to gross caries causing loss of major part of tooth structure. In such a situation the second molar is extracted and third molar is transplanted in the place of 2nd molar.I am not an orthodontist, therefore the rationale & theory behind removing a healthy second molar to correct teeth crowding, I am unaware of it.The consensus based upon several studies is that third molars commonly known as “Wisdom Teeth” are vestiges, have far less important role in function and esthetics than 2nd molars. A dentist usually makes all efforts to save second molars.

What happens if I don't remove my wisdom teeth?

I have a feeling my dentist is very greedy. I think this way because she once told me I had cavities a few years back but I refused to get them filled because I was having a bad day I think. Later on I never had any problems with my teeth.

But now, I 'apparently' have to get my wisdom teeth removed. What happens if I don't?

I had my first molar removed due to infection, and I will need to wait 3-5 months before an implant can be put in. Will there be any complications?

It's hard for me to give you specifics since I don't know if this is an upper molar or lower, how bad was the infection, do you have other medical issues, are you a smoker, was there bone grafting involved.  Will there be any complications to receive an implant? If all went well, probably not.  If the infection affected your bones, there may be a need for extra bone.  In general, anytime you have a tooth removed, you have four options: 1. Do nothing.  If you do nothing, especially at this young age, the boney socket, which now has no tooth roots to hold on tok will resorb over time.  Also, molars are chewing teeth, so you'll have less chewing surface. Teeth with no opposing ones have a risk of super-erupting or overgrowing overtime, which means the tooth opposing your missing 1st can over grow and complicate your bite.  2. Removable partial denture with one tooth Here, the fake tooth is connected to two wired loops which go around the two neighboring teeth. Overtime, the wires have a risk of wearing down the necks of the neighboring teeth. Not everyone likes removable appliances.  3. Three-unit bridgeThe fake tooth will be affixed to the two neighboring teeth.  The issue here is that your doc has to shave down the neighboring teeth, which is more of an issue if those teeth are healthy. 4. Implant. When you restore an area with a dental implant, you are only addressing that area.  There is no damage or cut down to other teeth. One implant for one tooth. For an implant to be successful, you'd need the most surface area, which in a cylinder (shape of implants) it would be diameter and length. Essentially,  you'd want the widest and longest fixture possible.  Sometimes your jaw has enough bone to allow for this.  Other times, you may need a bone graft to make an implant possible.  Your surgeon will be able to do all measurements both clinically and radiographically and make the best recommendations. As always, it is Your body and Your right to make an educated decision.  Ask questions.  Bring up your concerns with your doctor.  Hope this helps.  Let me know if you have more questions.Best of luck.

When is wisdom teeth removal necessary?

Thanks for your question regarding the reasons associated with the removal of wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth, or 3rd molars, are the last teeth to erupt and typically do so between the ages of 17-21.  They often have to be removed due to lack of space necessary to properly accommodate them with the rest of the person's dentition.  Over the ages, the human upper and lower jaws have decreased in size while the number of teeth, for the most part, have stayed the same.  This is the main reason for the improper eruption of wisdom teeth.   That being said, some individuals have normally erupted wisdom teeth that function properly and cause no problems.  Problems associated with abnormal wisdom tooth eruption include:- Infection- Tooth Decay- Periodontal (Gum) Disease- Development of Cysts and Tumors- Risk of Damage to Adjacent/Opposing Teeth- Interference with jaw movementsWisdom teeth may not develop and be absent.  They are the most common tooth in the mouth to do so.  While some individuals may develop all four wisdom teeth, others may develop three, two, one or zero. I strongly suggest you seek the advice of a general dentist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon regarding the need for wisdom tooth removal. Hope that helps.

Root canal and crown or tooth extraction?

Sounds like an abscess to me. As far as I can tell, you can keep your tooth. The dentist will probably drill through it in order to have a passage way for the abscess. If that was my tooth, I'd do anything to keep it. Nothing beats a natural tooth.

A crown doesn't have to cover a tooth completely. There are also 3/4 crowns or 7/8 crowns. If sound tooth structure can be retained, a dentist will do so.

What's it like to wear a removable partial denture?

I hope the total cost of getting the denture includes fixing up some of your teeth! I couldn't claim that the cost is too high without seeing what you are getting done, and the other posters comments about bridge prices are probably a lot lower than average, but its a good guide anyway for an individual bridge. The temporary bridges and all the planning involved in ensuring a good bite is very necessary, and that sure can stackup pretty quickly. The main thing you should take into consideration is the quality of the work you are going to get when you decide to spend that kind of money. And I would agree with investing in a second opinion.

One of the main disadvantages of dentures obviously is that you need to remove them to clean your teeth. Depending on how many teeth you have You often can't chew as well with them. Food can get stuck under them and if you don't clean properly you get decay where plaque is festering where your denture sits. They often need to be replaced or relined every so often, and sometimes they break.

Bridges are permanently fixed to your teeth. one disadvantage is that it is difficult to clean under the bridge and if one of the teeth supporting the bridge gets wrecked from decay or breaks or unsticks from the bridge, it may result in bad outcomes for the other tooth and all the fake teeth which make up the bridge. Nothing in dentistry lasts forever, but in terms of bridges the longer they are the more likely they are to fail. Noone can tell you how long your bridge is going to last as it depends on your bite and what you do with them, whether you grind your teeth, have strong jaw muscles, clean properly etc. They can last 10 years which would be good, and some people retain them for 30+ years.

Another option is to get implants to fill the gaps instead. These are a good solution if you have enough bone or can have bone added, because they won't take out the other teeth if they fail. You can clean between them like regular teeth and get high chewing force from them and statistically they last alot longer than bridges. Of course if dentures cost 8600 you may be looking at +20k

If you have other questions add them to your question and I'll see if I can address them too.

edit: i've seen your additional info. I'll just digest it first and reply later today. cheers.

Why did God create wisdom teeth, when most people are forced to get them pulled?

Or, why did he create the apendix, when it really serves not purpose, other than get infected and kill people.

Can someone rational explain the purpose of these useless body parts, including the countless others found in other species. What purpose did God have in putting them there.