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Wisdom tooth and gum pockets question 1. one of my wisdom tooth is erupting slantingly and i have periodontal pockets of 7mm there. i am told that they(the wisdom tooth which is coming and the one next to it) should be extracted so that the inflammation o

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 33 years experience
I : I am sorry that you are having to go through all of this. I agree that your wisdom tooth will need to be extracted to prevent further inflammation. I would advise that you follow your provider's advice on this issue. It sounds like you had problems with prior filling work, but please do get a filling of this area, but be sure to let your doctor know your prior problems. I agree with you that good general care can help the situation, but it sounds like you have a very serious problem that needs aggressive work.
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Endodontics 46 years experience
See Oral Surgeon: If you are concerned about losing both teeth get a second opinion. A periodontist and oral surgeon. Should both be consulted to afford you the best treatment.
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Last updated Feb 3, 2017


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