Q. There is severe crowding of teeth. Can removal of wisdom teeth correct it?

Answered by
Dr. Disha Kandi Jain
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 29, 2019

Hello doctor,

Our child is 12 with small face, mouth. She lost all but one milk teeth. She has severe crowding and overbite. Our orthodontist recommended removing lower jaw wisdom teeth which have not yet erupted. They are at an angle to the back teeth.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

As per your history, OPG and photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity) I can see mesially titlted last or third molars. So, there is indication for its extraction. One deciduous tooth is unexfoliated. According to me, that lower unerupted tooth should be first taken into consideration. Extraction of wisdom teeth is one of the consideration but it is not an emergency. It is fine to extract third molar after completion of treatment also.

For proper detailed treatment planning and management,send me the following: Intraoral photographs, image of upper teeth after opening of jaw and clicking from down, image of lower teeth after opening of jaw and clicking from up, image of teeth from either side after occlusion.

Was this answer helpful?


Related Questions:
I have pain and bad smell coming from a wisdom tooth extraction site. Is it dry socket?

Hello doctor, I had two wisdom teeth removed a week ago, and I still have some pain in the lower left extraction site ...   Read full

Why am I bleeding profusely after four days of wisdom tooth extraction?

I had my wisdom teeth taken out four days ago, and it has started to bleed profusely while I was sleeping, and it seems I cannot get it to stop ...   Read full

I have crooked teeth and broken decayed tooth. Do I need extraction for braces?

Visit nearby dental hospital after every six months particularly during initial 12 years of age to avoid any misguided eruption and decay ... Do I need a tooth extraction for braces ...   Read full


This is a sponsored Ad. icliniq or icliniq doctors do not endorse the content in the Ad.

7 Days COVID Care
Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines
COVID-19 vaccines can be a real lifesaver. Read this to know the answers to the common questions and doubts on COVID-19 ...  Read more»
Female Sexual Arousal Disorder: Break the Shackles and Seek Help!!
This article throws light on Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder, a common but least discussed sexual health topic a...  Read more»
Covaxin Vs Covishield
The coronavirus vaccines, Covaxin and Covishield, have received a green signal for restricted emergency use in India. In...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Orthodontist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.