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Hello.

My left lower eight is erupting. It's one cusp has erupted but it makes contact with the cheek so I'm having cheek bite. It hurts alot while eating or brushing on that side. And I think it is erupting buccally. It's not carious. I think when it will erupt fully, it may effect the occlusion, as it will exert some force on other teeth. Does it need extraction? If no, then what should I do to prevent further trauma tomycheek?

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Hello Bakhtawar,

You should see an oral surgeon to remove them quickly. The longer you wait, the more chance of getting infection and pain.  Also, if the roots of the teeth are not developed, they would be easier to remove.
Good luck!

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Majid Jamali, D.M.D. Fellowship trained in corrective jaw surgery

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Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Full scope Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery, Genioplasty and Anesthesiology I have completed an additional two years of fellowships in orthognathic surgery and anesthesiology field.

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Tufts University: Dental School SUNY Down-State Medical Center: OMFS residency Robertwood Johnson Medical Center: Anesthesiology fellowship Lenox Hill hospital: Orthognathic fellowship

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