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why do i have front teeth crowding after wisdom tooth extraction?

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Not related: It's a myth that wisdom teeth cause tooth crowding anteriorly. And after extraction, certainly not. Rather, with time, teeth push forward in the jaws naturally. This phenomena is called mesial drift and is a natural process.
Answered on Jun 15, 2013
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Unrelated: There are lots of reasons for front teeth to crowd, most of them developmental, but removing wisdom teeth is not one of them. Crowding of front teeth is often noticed about the same time that wisdom teeth require rx, but removing wisdom teeth does not cause anterior crowding. Crowding will progress unless addressed. You have to see an orthodontist, there's no way around it. Go now please.
Answered on Jul 3, 2013

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