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Hii, This Q. is for my Hubby. He is 29 years old. He has horizontal wisdom tooth covered with gums. Their is no pain in the tooth. Should he remove that tooth or not? Thanks & Regards Himani Kapoor

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Hi Himani, Regarding the Horizontal Impaction of the third molar, Would suggest 2 options. The conservative one being that, let it be if there is no pain and its not in any way causing any harm to the second molar( the adjacent tooth). Get periodical Radio-graphs done yearly to check that. The proactive option being, if you see a problem deal with it before it causes any pain or discomfort. And he is also in a favorable age to get it extracted as far as healing is concerned. Regards Dr Aseem Arora
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Horizontally placed wisdom teeth needs to be removed because it may affect the teeth which is present before to that by pushing that teeth and there may chances for food lodgement to occur between that teeth and wisdom teeth. Horzintally placed wisdom teeth is similar to sleeping hence needs for removal.
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Until its asymptomatic you can postpone Extraction
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Hello Himani Thank you for your query. A horizontally 'placed unerupted' (impacted) tooth is generally considered a risk of infection in future. Depending on the location and status of adjacent teeth we decide whether to extract it or leave it as is. Rarely such teeth can develop cysts and tumor of the jaw. As a preventice measure, dentists advice removal of impacted wisdom teeth. In case you have an xray, please upload it here and I can give you a better opinion. Regards, Dr. Tejas Melkote, MDS
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i would ask him to go for extraction in a planned way. as you are aware of it that it is a horizontal one the there must be an episode wen it was painful and after x ray the dentist must have told you about the situation. he shd not wait for a painful episode better get rid of that tooth wen he is free
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