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Hole in wisdom tooth?

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Jtcvt

Junior member
Joined
Jul 8, 2015
Messages
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Hello all -
I felt a sharp area on my only remaining wisdom tooth, the upper right. I do routinely see a dentist and have had the molar next to this wisdom tooth and the other wisdom teeth extracted. This wisdom tooth has shifted over time towards the front so I have actually had easier access for brushing it, and I do floss daily.
It took me years to work up the courage to go to the dentist but I did and dealt with the cavities and had my last cleaning in March when everything was fine. The thought of going back to the office and having x Rays and work done is overwhelming right now.

I don't understand why this tooth is falling apart. There is no pain or hot/cold sensitivity. I have a cleaning scheduled for September but I'm nervous about even just that. Do I have to go in sooner?

Sorry for the stupid questions. I appreciate any advice.
 
JJones86

JJones86

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 23, 2015
Messages
484
Location
New Mexico, USA
Hi.

I'm sorry that this is bothering you. I know how overwhelming things can seem. I feel the same way.

If you're concerned, I'd call your dentist's office just to be safe.

Is there someone who can go with you, to help you feel more at ease?

I hope everything works out for you.

Good luck.

JJ
 
Dr. Daniel

Dr. Daniel

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Verified dentist
Joined
Nov 2, 2010
Messages
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Location
The Hague , Holland
Hi,

the oral hygienist usually check for cavities as well. If nothing was wrong on March, most probably nothing will be wrong is September because you brush and clean well (very important).
A sharp edge does not necessarily mean a cavity. It might be a small chipping. If it bothers your tongue, I suggest you go to a dentist who can smooth it easily (takes 5 seconds, not painful at all, and you have immediate relieve) and tell you what is matter.
 
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