Dental Health Community
Waiting a month for decaying wisdom tooth extraction
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to dental issues, bridges, cavities, crowns, orthodontics, and x-rays.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Waiting a month for decaying wisdom tooth extraction

Several months ago I noticed my back left wisdom tooth had a needle-like jagged edge. I wasn't sure whether it was still coming in strange (I have another that never fully emerged) or if it was rotting. There is no pain, and no bad taste. I don't have insurance and (unwisely) didn't do anything about it. Yesterday I noticed the tooth seems to have changed in shape by feeling it with my tongue. I'm pretty sure it is decaying, even though there is no pain.

I plan to go to a dentist and get this taken care of. However, I have a trip coming up where I'll be out of town for more than a week. I leave in 2.5 weeks. I have a feeling I'll have to get all my wisdom teeth out, and recovery can take a while. Also, it will be much more financially practical in a month. Is it feasible to wait about a month to see the dentist, or is there a serious risk of complications?
Avatar dr f tn
Hi there,
It may be difficult to confirm whether you can wait or not for a week without clinically examining your teeth. Build up of plaque in the wisdom tooth  can lead to many problems like cellulitis in the cheek, tongue or throat , osteomyelitis which is  an infection inside the bone of your jaw, abscess etc.It is best to see a dentist as soon as possible and you may need antibiotic and antiseptic mouth washes. Treatment of the cause and supportive treatment will be very helpful. Do write to me again.
Best luck and regards!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dental Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Dental Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
scottma
taipei, Taiwan
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC