A 27-year-old male asked:
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do i still need an oral surgeon to remove a loose wisdom tooth?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Extraction: There's much more to be considered wending an extraction other than whether a tooth is loose or not. If the tooth is loose it may be infected, or the bone around the tooth (and therefore next to the adjacent tooth) may be damaged. Shape or angulation of the roots, proximity to the lower jaw nerve, may be factors. Wisest thing would be for a wisdom tooth expert to treat you. See an Oral Surgeon
Answered on Apr 15, 2017

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