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There’s no room for my wisdom teeth to come through, I’m very worried. What should I do?

Hi Jenny, I was wondering if you could assist me? Do you think I should go to the dentist asap as my wisdom tooth is not coming. There is no room for it and I am in so much pain, so what should I do? I’m very worried as I don’t want any teeth being extracted to make room for it! Thank you. 

Yes you should go to the dentist .
Firstly to help with the pain , secondly to at least get a diagnosis of what the true position of the tooth is .
Sometimes all thats required is some antibiotics , or telling you how to manage the discomfort .
Sometimes wisdom teeth need removal , usually not if they are completely buried or maybe give one episode of infection only .
The main indications for removal of an impacted ( stuck ) wisdom tooth are repeated infections or if one is impacting on the tooth in front and decay is beginning in an inaccessible place to fill it .
Hope this helps
Jenny

Answer provided by: Dr Jennifer Pinder Retired
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