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i have extra teeth at my top gums should i remove them?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: I generally don't like recommending a procedure unless it is necessary because there are always risks associated with anything. If the teeth are not causing any problems... I would leave them alone. The problem could be cosmetic - you don't like the way they look or it could be functional - they cause issues with chewing, etc. Otherwise... Don't remove them just because they are there.
Answered on Jul 14, 2016
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Dr. James Donley
53 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: You need to see a dentist and have the situation examined. If there is crowding involved, you should probably have them removed. This would make it easier to clean your teeth to prevent cavities as well as gum & bone disease.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
21 years experience Dentistry
Extra teeth: It depends on the location and what else is going on in the rest of your mouth, that's why its important to get a complete exam with xrays for an evaluation.
Answered on May 1, 2020

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