Upper Pre-Molars Extraction

The extraction of upper premolars is a routine procedure in orthodontics when there is excessive crowding or when the upper jaw is too long compared to the lower jaw, causing a horizontal overlap of the front teeth, known as an overjet. Removing these teeth allows for the backward movement of the front teeth, improving bite function and facial profile.

Similarly, lower pre-molars may be extracted when there is not enough room to correct crowding or to alleviate a “tooth size discrepancy” where the lower teeth are too large for the upper teeth to properly overlap. The removal of these teeth provides the necessary space for alignment and can prevent the need for more invasive procedures.

Procedure and Considerations

The extraction procedure for orthodontic purposes is carried out with precision and care:

  • Pre-Extraction Assessment: Detailed imaging and examination to determine the exact positioning and condition of the teeth to be extracted.
  • Extraction Process: Performed under local anesthesia, the selected pre-molars are carefully removed to minimize impact on surrounding teeth and tissues.
  • Post-Extraction Care: Instructions and follow-up are provided to ensure proper healing and to monitor the progress of the orthodontic treatment.

Extractions for orthodontic reasons can have multiple benefits:

  • Improved Dental Alignment: It creates the necessary space to correct misalignment and prevent future dental complications.
  • Enhanced Aesthetic Outcome: It contributes to a more balanced and harmonious dental arch and facial appearance.
  • Prevention of Further Issues: It helps in avoiding more severe dental health issues that can arise from overcrowding, such as increased difficulty in cleaning teeth, which can lead to decay and periodontal disease.

Extractions for orthodontics, particularly of pre-molars, are a common and effective component of a comprehensive orthodontic treatment plan. At Bay Area Implant And Denture, we ensure that each patient receives a personalized assessment and the highest standard of care throughout the orthodontic journey, leading to optimal oral health and a beautiful smile.



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