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Wisdom tooth

An improper eruption of wisdom tooth, unsure whether I need to get the tooth extracted or the problem can be fixed without the need for an extraction. Food is getting lodged between the tooth and the gum surrounding the tooth.
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Hello..improperly positioned wisdom tooth and food lodgement may cause decay of the tooth.Removal of the tooth is suggested as the tooth presence may cause decay of adjacent tooth which is required for chewing. kindly visit dentist for clinical and radiographic examination.
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To assess the situation first step is an x ray which would tell the position of the tooth and the clinical examination.Most probably in your situation it should be removed as the food lodgement problem could not be solved without removing it.It can cause swelling in the gum around and also decay in the adjacent tooth.It usually doesnt play an important part in mastication so its removal wont cause any problem.
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Dr. Kshitiz Rohilla Faridabad | Oral Pathologist
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Due to our dependence on softer and softer diet, the evolutionary change of the jaws has been towards a smaller size...... and this is the reason why most people face improperly positioned wisdom teeth..... the most likely treatment in maximum number of patients is removal of the tooth for permanent relief from the symptoms..... nonetheless, the best treatment options can be explained to you after a proper clinical examination and taking xrays of the tooth involved...... please consult your dentist as soon as possible before the problem aggravates further.... Regards.....
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Hello this is the usual problem during the eruption of wisdom tooth..we need to take an x-ray and assess two things the angle in which tooth is erupting and whether your jaw has adequate space for it to erupt..if the tooth is not erupting straight or your jaw does not have adequate space to allow the full eruption then it is better to get it removed coz this food lodgement will be continuing and may cause infection in the gums surrounding the tooth and if food lodgement occurs in between this tooth and the adjacent tooth it may harm the adjacent tooth by developing cavities..so an x-ray and a clinical examination is required to come to the correct treatment plan..till then keep the area clean by rinsing tht area vigorously specially after meals..tc
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Dr. Aarti Talikoti Bangalore | Prosthodontist
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Food lodgement in that area suggests removal of wisdom tooth as it may cause decay in adjacent tooth too. Since wisdom tooth is considered as an additional tooth, it's removal won't cause any loss nor any replacement is needed.so my opinion go ahead with removal.
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Dr. Sanjay Shah Mumbai | Cosmetic/Aesthetic Dentist
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Unless I see your pic of tooth and the xray I can't really opine.  But in some.cases I have done root canals even in mesioangular impacted teeth.  It's out of the box thinking.  Plz send me ur xrays. A filling,  or a root canal or extraction may be warranted.  Feel free to consult Laser Smile Care Centre. God bless u.
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Most of the wisdom teeth are not in proper position
Nowadays we recommend all wisdom tooth to be removed irrespective of food lodgement since the brushing ability of wisdom teeth is very poor.
Plan the extraction
Follow the instructions after removal.
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Dr. Parul Panchasara Pune | Dental Surgeon
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Generally hald erupted wisdome teeth comes in non cleansable area and that's why thy decay faster. If there is No enough space they will never fully come inside the mouth and will keep decaying more and more going for difficult extraction id delayed further. Best to get xray done and get it removed.
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It's better to get it removed as it's of no use or else ur problem will persist
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