Black spot around distal impacted wisdom tooth


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I went to the dentist for cavity on my lower back molar and my dentist found and impacted wisdom tooth. He's sending me to an oral surgeon but I cannot get in for over 6 weeks. I'm concerned because the x-rays of impacted wisdom teeth I'm seeing on google don't show this large black spot around the tooth. Is this something dark area something I should be concerned about ?
 

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Dr M

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Good day

An impacted wisdom tooth can sometimes cause a dentigerous cyst formation around the crown of the tooth and then bone loss. This leads to the area that you are seeing on the x-ray. When the oral surgeon removes the wisdom tooth, this area will be scraped clean, and then new bone formation will hopefully occur in the area as normal healing takes place.
 

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