What Kind of Wisdom Tooth Extraction is This?
Went to this dentist today for this mild tooth pain, and he told me that my wisdom teeth had caused an infection, and they would need to be extracted.
From what I could understand, he thought this would be a simple quicky procedure where he could just pull it right out straight. Unfortunately, since I am 30, the tooth is deep and fused to the bone, and he stopped the process.
My heart sank when he told me that it is rare that a wisdom tooth is this stubborn. He said that he only removed the top portion which would help keep food from getting trapped and causing more infection.
i am supposed to see an oral surgeon next week, and the worry is already mounting. My jaw is hurting bad right now enough to make me naseusated now that the numbing medicine has worn off.
I know this is premature, but what would be the risks of just leaving these things in? The pain in the past has been barely even noticeable. Also, is their an official term for this type of wisdom teeth problem?