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I need a second opinion on wisdom tooth! I have an x ray pic! Help!



Junior member
Dec 16, 2016

So, my brother is experiencing pain on his wisdom tooth and I think it's because it's coming in. However, I took him to the dentist just to have him checked out. About a month ago he had an abcess in the same area which is why I wanted to make sure it was the tooth coming in and not another abcess. They told us that he needed to get the tooth removed, but from what I see in the x ray it seems alright? I drew a red arrow where the tooth is cause I'd like to know your opinions. I'm not really keen on the idea of extraction and neither is my mom (she thinks it's a business)
So here's the pic! https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1....=ffe3cf98cc9c7b8583b3e0f5e6b329ec&oe=58B8A89B

Thank you!


Well-known member
Nov 8, 2016
Oh my.

Thats coming in impacted, it would be indeed wise to get it out.

Leaving impacted wisdom teeth can cause all sorts of issues. Better to get it out before things get worse. :(

Trust me I had to endure all sorts of stuff with leaving mine in...I got all 4 of mine out 5 weeks ago due to them all being impacted and causing me infections/pain/ucler sores. :(