Teeth growing in roof of mouth

Teeth growing in roof of mouth

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Connor

Plymouth, UK

#1 Nov 21, 2011
So i went to the orthadontists about a month ago and on the xray they saw that i have 2 adult teeth growing in the roof of my mouth thats why my baby teeth haven't came out from where those teeth were supposed to grow, he told me that i'd have to have minor surgery to pull the teeth into place? Can someone explain how they would do this, also im quite scared of injections i don't mind the ones in the gum but will they have to do an injection anywhere else? please can someone just explain it to me.

Ps: im a 14 year old male from england.
A mom

Seattle, WA

#2 Mar 26, 2012
Get a second opinion
. My daughter just had this done Friday. They put a needle in the roof of your mouth and use a knife and drill to make a opening for the tooth to come down. They never explained any of this to us. I don't see how they will be able to pull the tooth forward without it being sideways.
Connor wrote:
So i went to the orthadontists about a month ago and on the xray they saw that i have 2 adult teeth growing in the roof of my mouth thats why my baby teeth haven't came out from where those teeth were supposed to grow, he told me that i'd have to have minor surgery to pull the teeth into place? Can someone explain how they would do this, also im quite scared of injections i don't mind the ones in the gum but will they have to do an injection anywhere else? please can someone just explain it to me.
Ps: im a 14 year old male from england.
Sophie

Christchurch, New Zealand

#3 Jun 25, 2012
I went to the orthadontist yesterday and he said that i had a tooth in the roof of my mouth and he said that i will have to have surgery to remove it will i need to have a general anaesthetic or not? can someone please explain this to me.
Ps im a 15 year old female from New Zealand.
Natalie

Ballwin, MO

#4 Jul 11, 2012
Hey Conner and Sophie
about 4 years ago this exact thing happend to me. Basically what they had to do for my case is they had to surgically go into my mouth and attach a bracket and chain to that tooth. Then I had to get braces to pull that tooth into place. I still have the braces on so it has been an extreamly long process. Hopefully you will not have to do this. The surgery its self wasn't all that bad. For me, they put me under which means I did have to have an IV put in. But honestly, you fall asleep and wake up and it feels like 2 seconds have gone by. Not a big deal at all, trust me I am scared of all things related to surgery. If you have anymore questions let me know, I've been through this whole thing.
Sophie wrote:
I went to the orthadontist yesterday and he said that i had a tooth in the roof of my mouth and he said that i will have to have surgery to remove it will i need to have a general anaesthetic or not? can someone please explain this to me.
Ps im a 15 year old female from New Zealand.
Megan Samaniego

Texarkana, AR

#5 Oct 12, 2012
Ok i had that minor surgery today... If the tooth isnt fully grown they will have to cut the tissue to remove the whole thing... I wasnt in a lot of pain afterwards but I was in a little pain... I hope everything goes well my friend
Ashley

Tustin, CA

#6 Mar 3, 2013
So I have an adult tooth which seems to be fully grown in on the roof of my mouth because where its originally supposed to be my baby tooth is still there and never fell out. The baby tooth is wiggly and I mess with it a lot which makes it looser and looser. If I happen to pull this tooth myself will my adult tooth form it's way to that place?
PAL

Puyallup, WA

#7 May 25, 2013
When I was in high school my dentist showed me my x rays and I freaked out! I had two teeth in the roof of my mouth, not exposed, but coming in forward!

I had a surgery to cut away the tissue to expose these teeth. It was not nearly as bad as I expected. Very little pain. This was in the 80's, so they have likely made improvements in pain killers and techniques since then.

They put brackets on these teeth and slowly moved them where they belonged.

No issues.
Austen

Grants Pass, OR

#8 Jun 13, 2013
I had this surgery done. First they should put a numbing gel around the area where they will give you the shot(s), for me I had 8 shots because the numbing stuff doesn't really work on me. They do the injection in the gums around where you will have the surgery done. After they begin the surgery they will (assuming you have gotten your braces) attach a spring to the tooth- this will help pull the tooth down. It wont be tight enough to pull it sideways. Once the tooth has grown down the orthodontist will tighten the spring every few months so it will be puled into the right spot. My orthodontist explained all of this to me before the surgery. Unfortunately I didn't get the braces before the surgery and I will have to go back for another one when I have braces, but you should be fine.(:
Connor wrote:
So i went to the orthadontists about a month ago and on the xray they saw that i have 2 adult teeth growing in the roof of my mouth thats why my baby teeth haven't came out from where those teeth were supposed to grow, he told me that i'd have to have minor surgery to pull the teeth into place? Can someone explain how they would do this, also im quite scared of injections i don't mind the ones in the gum but will they have to do an injection anywhere else? please can someone just explain it to me.
Ps: im a 14 year old male from england.
Alli

East Wenatchee, WA

#9 Jun 20, 2013
I have to have the same thing done! I'm pretty scared, but reading this really made me loosen up. Anyways I'm supposed to get my braces in two weeks (spacers next week) and I was wondering a coupl of things. Does he do this surgery before or after my braces? About how much will it cost? Do I get out under? Are long big needles involved?
Zoe

Ashburn, VA

#10 Dec 11, 2013
I had this done a week ago and they put this white thing in the roof kf my mouth (what is it?) and today they took it out and now my roof of my mouth has like these odd crevices uneven to the other side. It is kind of uncomfortable and gives me a slight lisp. How and when does the roof of the mouth grow back and why is it like that, all full of crevices? I am 14 from America.
hollie

Leicester, UK

#11 Feb 3, 2014
Hi natalie i have got to go through the process you went through i was just wondering what type of braces did you have .e.g. train tracks or some other kind
Hollie

Leicester, UK

#12 Feb 3, 2014
Hi guys i went to the hospital to have my teeth checked they said i have an adult tooth growing in the roof of my mouth and i will need surgery and i will have to have a chain attached to the tooth to pull it down then i will need braces but i was wondering what sort of braces will i have
Michelle

Bellevue, NE

#13 Feb 12, 2014
My son has to have this procedure done. Who does the procedure (oral surgeon, dentist or orthodontist)?
Suzy Mix

Canyon Country, CA

#14 Mar 7, 2014
Yes, I'd like to know also what this procedure is called. I had it done around 1975. I had what Zoe had - the crevices that they had covered in a cement covering while it healed. It does not have any weird cavern crevices now. It heals and grows smooth. But it took a long time to pull those teeth in with wires attached from the teeth to my braces.
Island Girl

Virgin Islands, U.S.

#15 Apr 4, 2014
i am 32 years old. i currently place braces on my tooth on the 26 of february. after that procedure i broke out with a mouth sore on the lip and in the roof of my mouth. the one on the lip heal up well, but the one in the roof of my mouth seems to be taking very long so i started messing with it with my tonge and seems to be feeling something hard. i took a mirror and look and see that it had a little hole in with what seems to look like a tooth exiting the gum. it is very painful. do anyone have any advise? i am going to call my dentist on monday, but i just wanted to know what to expect.
Mez

Saint Kilda, Australia

#16 Jul 8, 2014
Hi,
My 11 year old son has been seeing a dentist and orthodontist about his teeth.
He has two teeth in grown on the roof of his mouth. If has been strongly
recommended they be removed. Saw the surgeon specialist
to make the appointment. He advised that they cut open the roof
of the mouth (top palette) like a big flap remove teeth then stitch it
up with stitches coming through front gum above teeth. These
stitches dissolve. He told me he does hundreds of these ops. Has
anyone heard of ingrowns in the roof of the mouth removed like this?
The surgeon is in a reputable clinic but am just naturally worried for
my son and his mouth. Would appreciate experience feedback.
Many thanks!
Nayeli

United States

#17 Jul 16, 2014
Hi, I had this done about a month ago, and I'm 17. The surgery went great and I was told that these cases were pretty common. The stitches take about 3 weeks to either dissolve or fall out the ones that fall out are usually the ones sticking out in the front. Make sure he only gets food that is soft and easy to swallow because chewing is very hard to do. The bleeding can last about 2 days but it's very little. I did get sick the night of the surgery but it was because I didn't want to eat and the anesthesia had an affect on me. Other than that there isn't much pain or discomfort. After about a week I was able to eat normally again I just had to be careful. Hope this is helpful!
Mez wrote:
Hi,
My 11 year old son has been seeing a dentist and orthodontist about his teeth.
He has two teeth in grown on the roof of his mouth. If has been strongly
recommended they be removed. Saw the surgeon specialist
to make the appointment. He advised that they cut open the roof
of the mouth (top palette) like a big flap remove teeth then stitch it
up with stitches coming through front gum above teeth. These
stitches dissolve. He told me he does hundreds of these ops. Has
anyone heard of ingrowns in the roof of the mouth removed like this?
The surgeon is in a reputable clinic but am just naturally worried for
my son and his mouth. Would appreciate experience feedback.
Many thanks!
Michelle

Bellevue, NE

#18 Jul 16, 2014
Nayeli,
Did you have to go to an oral surgeon to get this procedure done? Also, if you don't mind, what was the cost for the procedure? My son has started braces, but he has a tooth that will have to be uncovered then have a chain connected to it to pull it into place.
Thanks
Nayeli

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Jul 19, 2014
Yes, you do need to go to one and my procedure was done at Western University and it was about 980 it was actually cheaper than most places I'm sure for your son the cost will be about the same if you get it done at a school like how I did.
Michelle wrote:
Nayeli,
Did you have to go to an oral surgeon to get this procedure done? Also, if you don't mind, what was the cost for the procedure? My son has started braces, but he has a tooth that will have to be uncovered then have a chain connected to it to pull it into place.
Thanks
Serena

Cascade Locks, OR

#20 Jul 27, 2014
Natalie wrote:
Hey Conner and Sophie
about 4 years ago this exact thing happend to me. Basically what they had to do for my case is they had to surgically go into my mouth and attach a bracket and chain to that tooth. Then I had to get braces to pull that tooth into place. I still have the braces on so it has been an extreamly long process. Hopefully you will not have to do this. The surgery its self wasn't all that bad. For me, they put me under which means I did have to have an IV put in. But honestly, you fall asleep and wake up and it feels like 2 seconds have gone by. Not a big deal at all, trust me I am scared of all things related to surgery. If you have anymore questions let me know, I've been through this whole thing.
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