I have a tooth growing on the inside of my bottom gum. Somewhere before my first molar. It's like on the side wall of the gum. It looks like a fourth molar but it's just not aligned with the others, instead it's growing side ways. I've had this for about 4 years now, I had one on the other side of my gum too but I took that one out.
Ooops hahaha stupid me. My question is, what is that tooth called? And will cause anything negative to my dental health? Do I need to get that taken out? Or is it too late now that it's been 4 years almost?
Last edited by aznlangjai; 11-23-2004 at 09:42 PM.
I really don't know the answer. You need to go see a dentist and have some x-rays taken to see what that tooth is and if it's a good idea to extract it. If it's an extra tooth then you would prob be better off to ext it so you can do better home care. Your dentist will be able to tell you the best treatment. I'm really not sure what that tooth is like by your description. Good luck.
I have TWO teeth growing out of the area you mentioned. They're growing upwards [direction of a normal tooth]. My dentist loves them and shows them to every new dental assistant that comes there to work. He said that as long as they aren't causing a problem and I'm able to keep them clean, he doesn't want to take them out. He calls them 20b and 21b [with the regular teeth as 20a and 21a].