When I was 15 my dentist decided that he needed to pull my 4 2nd molars to make room for wisdom teeth coming through.This has caused no end of problems since it was done and I have now lost 2 1st molars with the other 2 almost on their way out because the wisdom teeth impacted them.When I turned 16 the dentist went private and I could not afford his fees and had to change to a different dentist. All the dentists since have assumed the wisdom teeth are the 2nd molars and that the growth of my teeth and movement was natural.Do I have a leg to stand on if I take this up with the original dentist?
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 33
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Welcome to Justanswer.I will do my best to answer your question.I am not a great typist,be patient and feel free to ask if anything is unclear.There are a couple of things that are unclear.Is the point here to get some type of compensation from the original dentist? The first molars cannot really be impacted by the wisdom teeth..they erupt when you are about 12..so I am unclear when you say that the wisdom teeth were impacting them.I have never heard of a dentist removing healthy second molars to make way for wisdom teeth.If the second molars were not repairable ,that is a different story,but your implication that they were just removed for a spacing problem is not something that is done in practice.So now I am left with the image that your wisdom teeth are now in place of the second molars..which is ok if everything is in contact,but I am unsure why you are losing your first molars,are they decayed,abcessed or broken? Is your bite even or are you having difficulties chewing?What is it that you want to achieve with this original dentist that extracted the second molars 18 years ago?Time may be a critical issue if you want to pursue this legally
I still have the 2nd molars which were removed and there is no evidence of decay, damage or breaks. For all intents and purposes they were healthy teeth.
From what you are telling me ,removing healthy 2nd molars to make room for 3rd molars makes no sense.If in fact this is what happened,I would consider it negligent.I have never heard of any dentist removing healthy second molars to make room for wisdom teeth.You are correct in thinking that this is not normal practice.
Dentist and Anesthesiologist for 33 years