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Wisdom tooth question

Can a wisdom tooth be filled, or is it better to have it removed?  I have a upper wisdom tooth that has a cavity in it, its not caused any problem, not crowded either.  Can a wisdom tooth be filled, my lower one is.  Thanks, Jen
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Certainly wisdom teeth can be restored. Generally, removal of wisdom teeth yields better outcome.
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Be absolutely certain you've gleaned all the information and knowledge available ( and there's a ton out there ) about complications that can arise from wisdom teeth extractions. Alas, I did not investigate fully ( accepting only my oral surgeons view ) and am paying the price for that neglect. There ARE other options. Interestingly enough there's even a segment of dental medicine that advocates NO wisdom teeth extractions except under the most extreme circumstances. Please...BE INFORMED.
                                                                                                    Jim
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