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how to treat a gap between molars after wisdom tooth extraction? it is holding big chunks of foods that i can only remove by flossing. very annoying.

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If all else healthy: If everything else is in order, an orthodontist can easily make a retainer with some active capability built in to close a food impaction gap. The gap must be small, and all else: your bite, no cavities or broken fillings etc must be correct.
Answered on Mar 6, 2014
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