Removing the wisdom tooth opposite the problem?
September 12, 2008 10:53 AM Subscribe
WisdomToothFilter. My previous dentist told me I had impacted wisdom teeth, which might need future attention.
I now have toothache in the bottom
-right of my jaw. New dentist says I have an infection there and has prescribed me antibiotics. However, he says the problem is the top
-right tooth which is pressing down in the wrong place, and it's the top one that needs to be extracted.
Is it valid to remove the tooth that's not
giving me a problem?
posted by TheophileEscargot to health & fitness (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've made an appointment for him to remove it next week, but I can cancel if necessary.
More info. I've been pretty slack and haven't had a checkup in a couple of years. I've never used this dentist before: got a slightly lukewarm recommendation from someone.