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Dentisinde nsaw darker area at base of wisdom tooth. They

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Dentisinde nsaw darker area at base of wisdom tooth. They said the darker area indicates a bone infection. They said I should have the wisdom tooth pulled immediately, or have a root canal.I have no pain. Can I wait until my next check-up in six months.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 11 months ago.

Hello,

I am Dr Pravin and being a medical specialist I would be able to help you.

Do you have a swelling in the jaw area ?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No swelling.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 11 months ago.

6 months is way too long to wait unless you take an antibiotic on and off till 6th month appointment.

If you can get it removed , you should go ahead and not wait as the infection does have chances to spread.

Do let me know if you have any further queries.

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 11 months ago.

INFECTION initially may not have that much pain as expected and then it increases further accompanied by swelling and redness.

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 11 months ago.

Hello

I awaiting a reply from your side.

Do you have any further queries?

I would be happy to assist you .

Regards

Dr Pravin