Re: Question about not getting wisdom tooth removed when decay is in it
Hi, well I have a similar situation. I was at the dentist today to have a molar pulled (long story). My dentist says I have cavities in my wisdom teeth too, but he claims he doesn't like to do fillings in wisdom teeth. Well I have a filling in one of my wisdom teeth another dentist did, and it's been fine. So I told him, I wanted to wait until I can have them filled. I have a family member who is a dentist out of state, but will have to wait awhile until I can see him. But my current dentist said it wasn't an emergency, it was up to me. I do NOT want to pull my wisdom teeth, there connected to the sinuses. I hear stories about people not being the same after etc. My wisdom teeth are not causing pain so I'm going to wait. I'd try and save your teeth, unless you really need them extracted, due to infection or another reason. I wasn't sure what I was going to do until today.
Just so you know, some times root canals don’t always work. I had one done to try and save my other molar, and it didn’t work. Had to be pulled any ways. In my opinion it's just best to try and save your teeth. I have two molars gone. In future I will have implants, but still its rough having teeth pulled! You never know what other teeth will have probs later on down the road. Depending on your insurance you maybe stuck without any teeth. Not all insurances cover implants or bridges. Good luck!
Last edited by Mermaidxx; 11-29-2007 at 10:13 PM.