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I have to get one of my baby teeth pulled and the adult tooth brought down with a chain. Is that common?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: Yes

Unfortunately wisdom teeth are not the only teeth that can be impacted.
The canine or cuspid tooth is also a tooth that is commonly impacted. The placement of a bracket with a chain on the tooth is referred to as bonding and ligation. Your dentist or orthodontist uses the chain to move the tooth from under the gums.

In brief: Yes

Unfortunately wisdom teeth are not the only teeth that can be impacted.
The canine or cuspid tooth is also a tooth that is commonly impacted. The placement of a bracket with a chain on the tooth is referred to as bonding and ligation. Your dentist or orthodontist uses the chain to move the tooth from under the gums.
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
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In brief: No.

It's not common, but it does happen from time to time.

In brief: No.

It's not common, but it does happen from time to time.
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