Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
153 Doctors are Online
Ask a Dentist   »  

Is wisdom tooth extraction necessary for removal of food stuck between teeth?

May 2018
User rating for this question
Answered by

Practicing since : 2011
Answered : 12202 Questions
Hello Doctor,
As food gets stuck between upper wisdom tooth and its next tooth, my dentist has recommended Wisdom tooth extraction. He has also informed that this will involve surgery and a cut in bone. Would like to take your second opinion. Is Wisdom tooth removal recommended or is there any way to save the tooth?
Mon, 14 May 2018 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Wisdom tooth extraction is a better option.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query..

Well, wisdom tooth is a rudimentary tooth .

It means that wisdom tooth has no role in chewing or any other functions in mouth.

So in case if it is causing any problems it is better to get it removed.

As it is a rudimentary tooth there is no special need to save it.
So do not worry.

Also if you still wish to save the wisdom tooth please send me the x ray of the wisdom tooth and it's adjacent tooth so that I can advise you more precisely..

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Procedures

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dentist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor