Question by Justme: I need some dental advice. Has anyone suffered from any root absorption as a result of orthodontic work?
I was in braces years ago. I had a nice straight smile for a while as a result. However, a year ago, I started to notice bony bumps on my gums below four of my lower front teeth. Also, some of my teeth had gotten out of line again as a result of me not wearing my retainer (shame on me!). I want to get my two front teeth aligned again and my lower fronts. I went to my dentist a month ago and she looked at the bumps and gave me an X-ray. To my horror, the X-ray showed the roots on those lower front teeth with the bony gums had worn away quite a bit. They looked like they had been sanded down flat, whereas the healthy roots on my other teeth were nice and pointed. She thought it was root absorption that was caused by moving my teeth too fast and that I would need a root canal. She sent me to an endodontist who did not think she was correct and that I was fine. I am scared to move anymore of my teeth now even to get them straightened. Can further ortho work cause more root absorption?
Answer by laslascc
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