Hello there, I have a wisdom tooth removed last Wed. 2/22/2012 (tooth #16). A small part of the tooth didn't get out. The dentist told me that the part that didn't get out is close to the sinus and his recommendation was to leave it and it will not cause any problem. I am worry about this and I want to hear another opinion regarding this. Please advise.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 26 - February - 2012, at 11:13 AM

  • Sometimes when the wisdom tooth is too near the sinus and during extraction the root tip breaks then it is always better to leave it, if it is not infected. If the dentist tries to pull it then it can cause the perforation which is called oroantral fistula or the root tip can slip into sinus causing the infection of sinus. So in such cases it is always better to leave the tip. it will not cause any problem and it will resorb itself. For more info on sinus in tooth extraction you can read this article... http://www.identalhub.com/dental-complications-during-tooth-extraction-880.aspx

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