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would if be okay to pull my wisdom tooth if it is loose?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Sure: It is safe for your dentist to extract the tooth if it is loose.... If you were asking if it was safe for you to extract your own tooth since it was loose, i would advise against it since there are complications you are not prepared to handle.
Answered on Nov 4, 2016
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
If.....: If you have a loose wisdom tooth, there is a strong likelihood that you have an infection. It is safe for a qualified dentist to extract your tooth with proper antibiotic coverage and barring certain medical conditions that would warrant other precautions. Discuss this issue with your own general dentist or better yet an oral surgeon if you still have concerns.
Answered on Aug 16, 2016

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Blood Clot: It is most likely the blood clot that formed following the extraction. Do not play with it and do not gargle or disturb it.
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