Would just uncovering the tooth be enough or would I need more?
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12 year molar eruption
It is possible that the position of the unerupted wisdom teeth may be interfering with the eruption of the 12 year molars. The recommendations of your dentist and orthodontist are typical for this situation. Extraction of the third molars and the uncovering of the 12 year molar may create the necessary space and environment for the 12 year molar to erupt on its own. If the tooth does not erupt, then the recommendation of a chain and archwire may be necessary.
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