Wisdom Tooth infection/ Extraction


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Hey, not been to the dentist for ages, but pain is a good motivator and my wisdom teeth have been acting up. First time I go, the dentist takes an x-ray of the left wisdom tooth and says "That will have to come out" but I'm thinking we are going to review and chat about the x-ray he took, or else why take it? I'd been getting food trapped in there and since this initial visit I have adopted new techniques with dealing with the tight inter dental problems back there. Two weeks later I go back and he has forgotten hat it was only a session to chat and give my teeth a dentistry specialised clean and wants to immediately take the tooth out, which I refuse.
Now he says it's a hollow tooth, that it's terminal, that it needs to come out (before even reviewing the x-ray). I still have the infection there, and there is some blackness around the back of the tooth, but what's the deal on his assessment when the tooth itself is not in any pain, just the gum in between the teeth at the back? Is there any problems with me prolonging the extraction? Could the infection spread?

Will the infection likely go away? If that tooth was hollow as he said, would I not be filling pain from the tooth as opposed to just the gums (on both sides) from what I presume is just the infection from trapped food? It seemed to me that he was just rushing along an extraction (because he was behind on his appointments) and not allowing for a discussion to take place and giving me extensive details, just proclaiming the death of my tooth with a "get it out now" attitude.
Thanks for replies in advance.
 
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drmins

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Hi
Kindly post a pic of your tooth site and the x-ray image,so that we can proceed further.
Thank you
drmins
 

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