Changes In The Shape Of The Upper Teeth After The Lower Teeth Are Removed?
Good afternoon doctor. 2 weeks ago I had surgery to remove the mandibular cyst in the gum. Because the cyst was right under the tooth, the tooth was removed at the same time as the cyst. The question is whether his upper teeth can grow lengthwise downwards considering he has no opponent. Thank you doctor.
Hello, good morning.
Basically, the teeth need the opponent's teeth when chewing or resting (resting), so that if there is no opponent's teeth, they will automatically look for the opponent's teeth, so that the teeth appear to be elongated (excretion) while the teeth beside the teeth that have been extracted can experience tilt because there is space next to it (mesial drifting), and in severe conditions it can cause teeth to become loose. Therefore, dentists usually recommend the installation of dentures or dental implants to prevent this from happening. Apart from the factor of tooth extraction, there are other conditions that can also cause the teeth to appear elongated, namely, for example, gum recession (the gums drop toward the roots).
It is recommended that you consult your dentist again for further treatment plans.
Greetings, dr. Denisa