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Can a root canal be done on the wisdom tooth? As I have both the wisdom tooth having hole and would want to fill it up and if require I am ok with root canal also. Doctors advise to take the wisdom tooth out but I do not want to loose my wisdom tooth. In one of the wisdom tooth, 15 years back a root canal was done but the silver filing came out. Please suggest a way to salvage wisdom tooth without it to take out.

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Root canal on wisdom tooth depends on access of the tooth like mouth opening and all. It can be done if conditions are favourable. In less mouth opening its difficult to enter instrument in tooth.
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Root canal can be done on a wisdom tooth. It totally depends on the angualtion of the tooth. And amount of access we as dentist have to put instruments into the tooth. Sometimes the angulation of tooth is such that dentist usually advise an extraction. Did you get an xray done. Widout the xray nobody can advise you or give you the right diagnosis. Mostly wisdom tooth have poor prognosis. For root canal treatment thats why dentist advise extraction.
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Yes a root canal treatment can be done in a wisdom tooth provided it is not impacted, no calcification in roots, etc.
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Its not very advisable to get rct done on your wisdom tooth.
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Hi, the best treatment for a wisdom tooth problem is to get them removed. There is no point in having the wisdom tooth treated by root canal because of the following reason: 1. Reach/access: since wisdom tooth is the last tooth in the mouth, the reach or access for the dentist is very difficult. Because of this the instrumentation may not be proper. 2. Anatomy: the structure of the wisdom unlike other teeth is in most of the cases malformed. It becomes very difficult for the dentist to assess the number of canals and the root canal treatment may go for a failure. 3. Crown: again due to inaccessability it is very difficult for us to put a cap or a crown onto it. Probably the reason why your dentist has done a silver filling. I would suggest that you get your wisdom teeth removed.
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Dear . You can definitely save your wisdom teeth if it is not grossly decayed. But only an endodontist can help you with that. Wisdoms tooth are vestigial. It doesn't help you in chewing. And in many people its congenitally missing. But if you really want it endodontist can help you.
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Yes root canal can be done in wisdom teeth. For that you need to understand that we use highly flexible rotatory file for better access into the canal.
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Ask the dentist to do root canal im wisdom tooth if you dont want it to be removed. Its fine not to get it extracted unless its paining you.
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It can b done theoretically it's the acces which is the prob n the third molars r considered vestigial organs but still if you insist consult a endodontist.
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