molar problem- save it or delete it?

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Posted on By Candy Huang In Patient/Consumer Inquiries

As seen in the X-ray, due to a previous removal of underdeveloped lower molar at 9 years old, now the upper teeth molar is too far down touching the gum.

What’s the best solution for this 12 year old? Should this molar be saved? Is it worth saving? Or is it best to remove it?

Would there be potential problems for either procedure?

Any input will be appreciated.


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2 choices here; A. Remove Maxillary 1st molar and allow 2nd molar to erupt and move into it's space and into proper occlusion with mandibular 2nd molar. Least expensive and time consuming option. B. Orthodontically intrude 1st molar using Transitional anchor devices or plates.....more expensive, more traumatic and time consuming. Good luck Dr. Salama


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Thank you


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I would rather consult an orthodontist for help ....saving the molar is a ppriority as long as there is no wisdom tooth bud...unless the orthodontist decides that there is no way to intrude the molar or allign it properly in functional occlusion ...good luck.


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Thank you


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Dr. Salama is an orthodontist. Completely agree with his advice.


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To early for TADS or Miniplates at this age. Plain vanilla orthodontic intrusion of the over erupted molar. Just simple ortho level and aligment. Miguel Hirschhaut


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