Posted on 1/25/2020 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
|Impacted molars can be the start of a variety of issues. From having trouble chewing to the risk of future issues, there is no end to the problems it can drag along. Molar uprighting or minor tooth movement is a procedure that can ensure that your tooth can get back into its rightful place.
In turn, you can have your smile and bite restored. However, the type of procedure used will depend on the degree to which the tooth is inclined, the position of the other teeth, and the desired end result. Ideally, this can be done through orthodontics or surgical methods.
The Treatment Options
The surgical uprighting method is best used when all other treatment options are contraindicated. It is not only reliable but also quite predictable. We will only have to work our way into straightening the tooth surgically.
If orthodontic is a viable option, it is the most preferred one. Ideally, you will have to schedule multiple checkup sessions in a span of three to four weeks after the procedure. If the treatment is coming after the surgery, we will need to apply wires and brackets to ensure that the tooth remains stable throughout the healing period.
For normal orthodontic procedures, we will need to keep the tooth in place. Once the bone heals, and the tooth aligns with the rest of your dentition, we will install a bridge or implant in the space that develops due to tooth alignment. This is meant to prevent the tooth from falling back into this space.
You might need to come for further checkups in the future to ensure that your teeth remain in the right place. It might be wise to maintain proper dental hygiene throughout to avoid other teeth from falling into the same trap. Impacted teeth can, at times, be painful. It might also affect how you chew your food. Luckily, we have procedures that can restore your dentition back to normal. Consider visiting our office to give your mouth the calm it needs.
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