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what is the definition or description of: bicuspid?

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Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
Two cusps: It refers to teeth with two cusps or bumps. The bicuspids are usually located between the molars which have 4 to 5 cusps and the cuspids or eye teeth which have one cusp. Most people have 8 bicuspids in their mouth.

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How would i go about reversing effects of 4 bicuspid extractions?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Missing teeth?: Orthodontics or dental implants are two ways of closing the spaces left or putting back the teeth that were extracted.
A 51-year-old member asked:

Where do I go for consultation and treatment for reversing bicuspid extractions?

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Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Prosthodontist: See a Prosthodontist - specialist in reconstruction - first for evaluation and options. They will refer you as needed to achieve your goal. Typically if you are missing teeth in a selected area, especially if there are teeth on both sides, implants are the treatment of choice. Good Luck.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you reverse bicuspid extractions?

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Dr. Peter Susanin
Periodontics 33 years experience
Bicuspid Extractions: No, once dental bicuspids are removed that is a permanent situation. Replacements can be by dental implant insertion and restoration.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What can you tell me about biscupid extractions?

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Dr. Peter Susanin
Periodontics 33 years experience
Bicuspid Extractions: Traditionally, smaller mouths had bicuspid removal years ago. The technology today focuses on palatal and mandibular expansion to help create room to retain these teeth.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

Hello doctor, my scription title is about the extraction of premolar that cause TMD, but I need more reference, do you have any about it? thanks doc

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
TMD: I do not believe that the extraction of your premolar CAUSED your TMD. You most likely had this previously to some extent and the procedure precipitated an acute episode. Soft diet, anti-inflammatory medication, warm hot compresses to the outside of your face just in front of your ears and an evaluation by a dentist who is knowledgeable and experienced in treating patients with TMD is advised.

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