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Safety of partial wisdom tooth extraction?

11 doctors weighed in
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends what's left

If only some wisdom teeth and not others were extracted often safe, if only part of the tooth is removed it's probably not so safe.

In brief: Depends what's left

If only some wisdom teeth and not others were extracted often safe, if only part of the tooth is removed it's probably not so safe.
Dr. Richard Baldwin
Dr. Richard Baldwin
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3 comments
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Although on occasion it is necessary to leave a piece of the tooth in place if there is a high risk of nerve or sinus injury.
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
I agree and would second what Dr. Kattuah stated, we do leave a part of the root tips when there is risk for damage to vital anatomy.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: .????

Don't know if you mean not getting all of your wisdom teeth out or having a decayed piece removed.
Either way, if your wisdom teeth are bothering you in any matter...Go have your dentist look at it or the, and give you all of your options..

In brief: .????

Don't know if you mean not getting all of your wisdom teeth out or having a decayed piece removed.
Either way, if your wisdom teeth are bothering you in any matter...Go have your dentist look at it or the, and give you all of your options..
Dr. Earl Sandroff
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Mostly safe

As with any surgery, there are always risks.
If i understand your questions, the proposed treatment would leave some of the tooth behind. This is not an unheard of treatment, especially if removing the entire tooth would put you at risk for nerve damage in the lower jaw. You may want a second opinion and perhaps a cone beam ct scan to check the nerve/tooth relationship.

In brief: Mostly safe

As with any surgery, there are always risks.
If i understand your questions, the proposed treatment would leave some of the tooth behind. This is not an unheard of treatment, especially if removing the entire tooth would put you at risk for nerve damage in the lower jaw. You may want a second opinion and perhaps a cone beam ct scan to check the nerve/tooth relationship.
Dr. J. Blake Perkins
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Depends

It is customary to leave a part of the tooth if the root is intimately associated with the nerve.
This is coronectomy. Otherwise, it is much better to completely remove wisdom tooth. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.

In brief: Depends

It is customary to leave a part of the tooth if the root is intimately associated with the nerve.
This is coronectomy. Otherwise, it is much better to completely remove wisdom tooth. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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