Recently I noticed a small brownish spot on my top right wisdom tooth. There is no pain. The tooth is impacted and only a portion of the crown shows above the gums. My question is, how likely is it that this spot is a cavity, and if it is a cavity, will the tooth require a surgical removal? (I'm terrified of surgery AND sedation, plus I can't afford surgery anyway.) Would a filling or simple extraction be possible?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 27 - March - 2012, at 08:13 AM

  • For this you have to go to the dentist. The brownish spot can be the stain or the caries. If it is not paining then it can be filled but get the X-ray done. If there is not sufficient space for the eruption of the wisdom tooth and it is impacted then get it pulled out.Whether it will be the surgical extraction or the simple extraction will be decided after seeing the X-ray and the clinical examination. For more info on wisdom teeth you can visit the following link...http://www.identalhub.com/dental-knowing-all-about-wisdom-teeth-719.aspx

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