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I bit into something and my wisdom tooth broke but the root is still in my gums and it's painful. what should i do?

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Dr. Bernard Seif answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

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. You'll be glad you went.

Answered Apr 26, 2016

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Dr. Tarek Hamid answered

Specializes in Dentistry

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.

Answered Oct 19, 2015

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Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Important that you see Oral Surgeon ASAP. Root probably infected, and infection WILL spread. Once root removed make appointment with General Dentist for examination and cleaning. Important that you see Dentist regularly to make sure you don't have an acute problem again in the future.

Answered Oct 19, 2015

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