A 32-year-old male asked:
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up right wisdom tooth removed because of cavity/ infection 7days ago. took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 7 days no use. now have infect on lower wisdom tooth which is very close to nerve. seein doc soon. action plan?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Oral Surgeon: Your oral surgeon will determine the best course of action. Just because the tooth is close to the nerve does not mean it cannot be extracted. If it is infected, that may be your only option.
Answered on Jul 2, 2017
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Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Have it removed: If the lower wisdom tooth is infected and indicated for removal, it should be removed. From an anatomical viewpoint, the root of the wisdom tooth in the lower jaw is usually the tooth structure closest to the inferior alveolar nerve as it courses through the lower jaw. Your dentist or oral surgeon can and should discuss the risk of nerve involvement with you prior to performing surgery.
Answered on Sep 3, 2015
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Dr. Paul Grin
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35 years experience Pain Management
Follow instructions: If wisdom teeth need to be removed, it is better to remove them ASAP. Follow your doctor's instructions for any special needs you may have.
Answered on Sep 3, 2015
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
Treatment plan: Need a treatment plan. Need to address remaining three third molars. If all three need to be extracted, do so prior to any additional infections. Speak with your dentist or oral surgeon to plan ahead and avoid unnecessary pain and expense.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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