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Old 01-29-2004, 03:23 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 01-29-2004, 03:48 PM   #2
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Re: What Kind of Wisdom Tooth Extraction is This?

At least your dentist knew to quit while he was ahead and leave the job to someone with more skills and experience in this sort of thing (the oral surgeon). If this extraction involves parts of the tooth close to the bone and nerves you want someone who knows what they're doing to hopefully minimize the risk of possible side effects.

Some people are really lucky and can keep their wisdom teeth without too much trouble, but that's not too common. Even if you're lucky and they're not impacted, they're prone to decay, infection, and their presence can cause damage to second molars and make them harder to clean. You're already in the latter category. Good luck with the oral surgeon.

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