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Question
Posted by: Greatful for the advice. | 2005/12/15

Q.

How much of a tooth can be filed down?

My teeth were impacted from my wisdom teeth which are now removed. One of my bottom teeth right in front sits much higher than the rest. Is it possible for a dentist to file it down to make it even with the others? How much can be safely filed down? Id say about half of mine has to go.

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

Hello,

It depends on the position of the nerve and the dentin of the tooth. You would first need an x-ray and the discuss with your dentist possible options.

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