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What can I do with partially erupted wisdom tooth?

What can I do with partially erupted wisdom tooth?

Remove it: At the age of 37 and having a partially erupted wisdom tooth, the tooth should be considered for removal as the potential for periodontal and decay problems is high. ...Read more

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How do I go about removing partially erupted wisdom tooth?

How do I go about removing 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 more

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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?

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 more

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My partially erupted wisdom tooth has swollen gum covering one side of the tooth. Is it time for it to get taken out?

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 more

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New dentist recommends bone graft after extraction of partially erupted lower left wisdom tooth. I am 31. Is graft necessary?

New dentist recommends bone graft after extraction of partially erupted lower left wisdom tooth. I am 31.  Is graft necessary?

Can't see: Can't see the area. Sometimes partially erupted wisdom teeth can cause severe bone loss. Sounds like your Dentist is being prudent. If you have any misgivings, however, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have swelling and a lot pain behind lower right partially erupted wisdom. From Cholesteatoma? Or normal wisdom tooth development?

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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What to do if partially impacted wisdom tooth?

What to do if partially impacted wisdom tooth?

See oral surgeon: Every case is different. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What should I do for a partially impacted wisdom tooth?

What should I do for a partially impacted wisdom tooth?

Surgical Consult: Speak with a local oral surgeon who can examine you and your partially impacted tooth. Once the tooth is examined, a decision can be made as to what to do with it. ...Read more

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How should I treat my partially ruptured wisdom tooth until i can get it removed?

How should I treat my partially ruptured wisdom tooth until i can get it removed?

Until removal: Keep it as clean as possible with proper brushing and flossing. If it is sore or swollen salt water rinses may help- (teaspoon salt in glass of warm water) - 3 to 4 times per day. ...Read more

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