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wisdom tooth broke off at gum line

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Please see your: dentist or oral surgeon. He/she will likely remove the root. Avoid pain and infection. Peace and good health. Modern dentistry is better than ever. ... Read More
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Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist ASAP: You need to see a dentist or an oral surgeon right away to take out the rest of the wisdom tooth out before it gets infected and cause more problems.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Get help now: Important that you see Oral Surgeon ASAP. Root probably infected, and infection WILL spread. Once root removed make appointment with General Dentist ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: See if there is a dental school nearby. You could be seen much cheaply and still get good care.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
41 years experience Periodontics
Dental school: Try to find a hospital clinic with charity care or a local dental school emergency clinic.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Grellner
47 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Decay...: ... Causes teeth to weaken and break off. Since wisdom teeth are the newest teeth (the last to come in) decay despite brushing is your best indication ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: The tooth may be restorable, but more than likely if it needs extensive care it should be extracted. Make an appointment for a consultation.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
You shouldn't: Let your local oral surgeon do it for you. Sounds like the tooth is not restorable.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Extraction: The tooth will need to be extracted, asap. Please see an oral surgeon soon. Otc pain meds can help for a very short time.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
24 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: While it may not be painful right now, leaving the tooth like that could cause an infection to develop.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience Dentistry
Not usually: There are certain situations where the root of a tooth is left in place for a specific reason. Please ask the doctor the reason. In many cases it wi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
See an Oral Surgeon: Take some otc pain medication if necessary and see an oral surgeon as soon as possible to remove the tooth before you even have a bigger problem.
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Dr. Steven Hart
44 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See : See your dentist for an examination and xray to determine if the tooth is indeed salvageable. If the tooth did not have a previous root canal (which ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: See a dentist to determine whether or not the tooth can be salvaged or more likely removed and replaced.

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