Hi! I had my routine oral exam yesterday. After the dentist examined me, he told me that everything looks great, including the X-ray, but that my lower left wisdom tooth is a bit "crooked". Yet, the dental hygienist told me that I have a 7 mm pocket near my lower left wisdom tooth that could cause problems later on and she recommended that I had it extracted. I will have to remove both left wisdom teeth. My questions are: 1) is tooth extraction my only option? 2) is gum recession reversible?
As I felt I was being pressured into scheduling the procedure right then and there, I told them I needed to think about it more. I would greatly appreciate any advice. Best!