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What to do if I have over erupted tooth in my upper jaw, is it possible to save it?

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Dr. Brett Noorda
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Without being able to see and examine your tooth, it is impossible to answer this question definitively.
Most hypererupted teeth can be saved as long as adequate bone remains to anchor them in. The only way to know is see your dentist.

In brief: Maybe

Without being able to see and examine your tooth, it is impossible to answer this question definitively.
Most hypererupted teeth can be saved as long as adequate bone remains to anchor them in. The only way to know is see your dentist.
Dr. Brett Noorda
Dr. Brett Noorda
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Dr. Stan Shih
In some circumstances a hyper erupted tooth must be sacrificed to make room for properly positioned implants or dentures
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Maybe but why? A super erupted tooth happens when there is no opposing tooth for a long period.
Once it is no longer level with adjacent teeth food impaction, cleaning become a problem. When it finally comes time to restore the mouth the super erupted tooth is in the wa.Y to "shorten" it is costly and its long term prognosis guarded. Usually it is better to have it extracted.

In brief: Maybe

Maybe but why? A super erupted tooth happens when there is no opposing tooth for a long period.
Once it is no longer level with adjacent teeth food impaction, cleaning become a problem. When it finally comes time to restore the mouth the super erupted tooth is in the wa.Y to "shorten" it is costly and its long term prognosis guarded. Usually it is better to have it extracted.
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dr. Bruce Pope
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Dr. Stan Shih
If it is mildly hypereupted, the tooth may be saved. There are many instances, unfortunately, where a hypereupted tooth can not be however.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Options

See a dentist to determine if the tooth should be extracted, repositioned with orthodontics or saved in place.
It depends upon the health of the bone and supporting tissues, the level of the bone, the position and angle of the tooth, the occlusion and most importantly how important it is to save the tooth. Will it do more harm or more good and is it worth the effort and the cost?

In brief: Options

See a dentist to determine if the tooth should be extracted, repositioned with orthodontics or saved in place.
It depends upon the health of the bone and supporting tissues, the level of the bone, the position and angle of the tooth, the occlusion and most importantly how important it is to save the tooth. Will it do more harm or more good and is it worth the effort and the cost?
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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