dentist-icon

Is proximal slicing safe?

I have just gotten my lingual braces attached a few days back. Although my case is of non-extraction, the doctor suspects there may be a possibility that the space between my teeth won't be enough. He said that rather than getting the premolars removed he would go for proximal slicing instead. I'm worried whether it's a safe option for the long run. I have fairly sensitive teeth too and apprehend whether it will be a painful procedure. Please help.
views-icons 76 Views Bookmark this Answer
Bookmark
v

Doctor Answers (5) on Is proximal slicing safe?

doctor profile image
Answered
Yes its definitely safe ... Sensitivity due to slicing will reduce with time ...
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
message icon Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
YES NO
doctor profile image
Dr. Kavita Narang Gurgaon | Dental Surgeon
Answered
Proximal slicing is safe and good option over extraction, and is recommended whenever possible. It won't be a painful procedure. For sensitivity and long term success fluoride treatment and good oral hygiene is must.
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
message icon Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
YES NO
doctor profile image
Dr. Govindaraj.S.J Bangalore | Implantologist
Answered
To deal with inadequate space you have been suggested proximal slicing which in a way will help align your teeth better. Use of floss and flouridated tooth should help you on a long term after completition of your orthodontic treatment.
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
2/2 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
YES NO
doctor profile image
Answered
Hi.. It's safe but there is increased risk of proximal cavities añd sensitivity. Ask your dentist more about it and go for fluoride rinsing and desensitizing paste regularly till you finish the treatment. Regards
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
1/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
YES NO
doctor profile image
Answered
It's safe, you can ask your dentist to give you anti sensitivity tooth paste or mouth wash.
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
2/2 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
YES NO