A 28-year-old male asked:
removed left impacted wisdom tooth last yr - cause facial asymmetry (left side noticeably thinner). will removing right 2nd molar correct this?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered
39 years experience Dentistry
Unknown: You assume that what happened on the left is going to happen on the right... The position of the teeth may be different, the procedure may be different, the healing may be different. Discuss with the oral surgeon... They may be able to shed some more light on the potential outcome.
Answered on Nov 27, 2016
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: The two sides of our faces are not mirror images of each other. Because of the clinical differences, treating one side will not produce the same results as treating the other. Removing a single tooth should not result in noticeable facial change. Return to the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who did your surgery to discuss your concerns.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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