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12 year molars coming at 18 acting like wisdoms/painful. Dentist wants to pull 2 baby teeth instead of 12 year molars?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: 12 year molars

People who are congenitally missing wisdom teeth often have late eruption of 12 year molars.
There are things you can do to relieve pain...talk to your Dentist. Over-retained baby teeth, as they are larger than the premolars that are supposed to replace them, cause occlusion problems. Before you do anything see a specialist Orthodontist for free exam to discuss long-term occlusion management.

In brief: 12 year molars

People who are congenitally missing wisdom teeth often have late eruption of 12 year molars.
There are things you can do to relieve pain...talk to your Dentist. Over-retained baby teeth, as they are larger than the premolars that are supposed to replace them, cause occlusion problems. Before you do anything see a specialist Orthodontist for free exam to discuss long-term occlusion management.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Alan Zweig
Dentistry
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In brief: Sounds smart

If there is not enough room for the second molars to come in because of the presence of baby teeth, it seems as if your dentist is making a smart determination.
Why would you want to keep baby teeth at the expense of having your permanent second molars come into correct position?

In brief: Sounds smart

If there is not enough room for the second molars to come in because of the presence of baby teeth, it seems as if your dentist is making a smart determination.
Why would you want to keep baby teeth at the expense of having your permanent second molars come into correct position?
Dr. Alan Zweig
Dr. Alan Zweig
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In brief: More info needed...

Hard to say what's wrong without an exam..
. But generally speaking, your primary (baby) teeth should be sacrificed before your secondary (adult) teeth. Have your dentist explain their reasoning.

In brief: More info needed...

Hard to say what's wrong without an exam..
. But generally speaking, your primary (baby) teeth should be sacrificed before your secondary (adult) teeth. Have your dentist explain their reasoning.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
You have difinitive developmental anomalies. Please see an Orthodontist.
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