Discovery of 2 x supernumerary teeth (unerupted) incidentally on an xray prior to orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontist said the extra teeth absolutely have to be surgically removed before braces go on.
Braces are for mild overjet and high canines (probably caused by these extra unknown teeth in the first place).
Poor reaction to general anaesthetic previously so reluctant to get these teeth removed surgically.
Am waiting for a referral appointment from the oral surgeon now but in the meantime I'm wondering if anyone has ever come across supernumerary teeth and what was done with them?
Seems to be two choices, get them out or don't proceed with braces. Could they cause problems down the line if they aren't removed anyway?
Can they be removed with concious sedation? Can they be removed without damaging the erupted surrounding teeth?
I'm trying to weigh up the orthodontics v surgical procedure...... I've looked online but there doesn't seem to be a general rule for extraction and just wanted to see if anyone else has had experience with this.