Wisdom tooth infection and upcoming extraction


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I have had an infected wisdom tooth for about six months, finally able to have it extracted (hospital) in a couple of weeks. Firstly, once it is removed, will the chronic infection in the bone resolve spontaneously? Secondly, the crown of the tooth broke two days ago, so will the removal of the root be more difficult in any way, given it is obviously a fragile tooth?
Thanks in advance for your advice.
 
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honestdoc

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Yes, once the removal of the source of infection (tooth), the bone and gums should heal. If the crown of the tooth broke leaving only the roots, it can be more difficult to remove. Usually when you have an infection, the bone around the infected tooth and roots are softer and it usually comes out fairly easy.
 

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