What are the implication of extracting tooth #17 without restoration and implants? Will wearing mouth guard at night prevent super eruption and tooth swaying? I cannot afford bone graft or implants. If you were in my situation. What would you do?
Good question. Removing number 17 should not impact any of your other teeth significantly. Since it's a terminal or last tooth in the mouth there should be no consequences to the adjacent teeth. The opposing teeth could be affected in a minor way. It all depends on the position of all of your teeth and how they come together. Your dentist will be your best guide for proper short and long-term care.
Disaster. Disaster waiting to happen. Opposing wisdom tooth (#16) will over ups and adversely affect occlusion, and may cause TMJ. Not efficient to replace lower wisdom tooth. Have both upper & lower removed at same time. See Oral Surgeon for consultation. Consider giving up your internet connection for a month or two to fund your health care needs.
? #16. No risk for tooth movement in lower arch. If #16 is erupted, then it might super erupt , but this may also be removed at same time as #17. Ask Oral Surgeon about removing both at same time - best option. Good Luck.
Oral surgeon consult. This is a third molar. Speak with the dentist or oral surgeon and see if all third molars need to be addressed and the positioning of tooth #16, if it is viable and would leaving the tooth lead to super eruption or is it in occlusion.
Extract #16 and #17. If you have a full arches of teeth, removing wisdom teeth #16 and #17 would not cause any issue at all. That can help you avoid problems in the future.
Dental exam. and x-ray will help diagnose your current condition. Please see a dentist. It is important to have a clean oral environment before surgery esp if there's presence of periodontal disease. .