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Partially Erupted Wisdom Tooth
See a dentist: You should have a clinical examination and the appropriate x-ray(s) where all of the impacted wisdom tooth can be visualized performed by a dentist. The dentist can advise you if he or she can remove the tooth, or if you should be referred to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can removing the tooth next to a partially erupted wisdom tooth allow for the wisdom tooth to grow in normally on its own? Or will it need cut out?
Why: why remove a healthy a symptomatic fully functional tooth in the hopes that a smaller tipped rotated tooth will magically take its place. At best you would need many months of Orthodontic treatment to bring it into place. Ask your Dentist to evaluate and advise. Examination by a wisdom tooth expert, an oral Surgeon, may be advisable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My partially erupted wisdom tooth has swollen gum covering one side of the tooth. Is it time for it to get taken out?
Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth that are not able to emerge normally become impacted or trapped within the jaw. If they emerge partially through the the gums a passageway is created and can become infected. Some dentists recommend removing them if they don't fully emerge or if they grow near the nerve of the lower jaw. Some believe that it is better to remove them early. See your dentist for exam and his opinion ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
New dentist recommends bone graft after extraction of partially erupted lower left wisdom tooth. I am 31. Is graft necessary?
Should I take my wisdom tooth out? It partially erupted 2 3 yrs ago, and butts up against my second molar, and hasn't moved... No pain.
I have swelling and a lot pain behind lower right partially erupted wisdom. From Cholesteatoma? Or normal wisdom tooth development?
Cholesteatoma: Cholesteatoma is a type of skin cyst located in the middle ear and mastoid bone in your skull. Neither structure is near your impacted wisdom tooth. It's pretty safe to say you should call an oral surgeon for an appointment... if you are in a lot of pain and swollen, the tooth probably has to be extracted. ...Read more
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