Wisdom tooth removal


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I have a pain in my lower jaw right side wisdom tooth. So I decided to remove it finally. But I'm afraid of complications. As I found out.
  • There are some nerves down the tooth there. If any of them damaged during the extraction, chin or tongue can go permanently numb.
I also took an x-ray which is shown below,
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  1. Does it look worse (orientation of the tooth makes hard to remove)?
  2. Does it need complicated surgery?
  3. Will it take too much time to heal? (I'm having my wedding ceremony next week. So if it heals within about 4-5 days it is okay)
I greatly appreciate if anyone can give me some helpful advice on this. Thank you.
 
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MattKW

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You've put yourself in a difficult position by leaving it so long. The tooth badly decayed, it is distally impacted (difficult) with very curved roots that come close to the major dental nerve (IAN). You need to have this removed by a competent specialist oral surgeon. He may require a CBCT to make a full assessment.
With a wedding next week there is no time to arrange removal plus healing time. The best you might be able to accomplish is either minimal removal of decay and placement of a sedative temporary filling, or partial removal of the nerve and placement of a temporary filling.
 
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Thank you very much for the lengthy explanation. I found it is very helpful. Thank you again.
 

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