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Dear Wendy, When it comes to wisdom teeth where there are episodes of discomfort and pain, I am in favour of extracting them and here's why: 1. Recurrent gum infection Based on your Xray, the lower wisdom teeth are quite upright. However due to the lack of space, they ...
24 Jul 2018
Dear Nicole, A lot of my patients ask me the very same question and I would be more than glad to share with you my opinion on the matter for the benefit of other readers too. I don't think I am wrong to say that no one likes to undergo wisdom tooth surgery! Or any surgery for ...
26 May 2018
Dear Someshrathi, Thank you for your question. I do get asked this question sometimes and I would be happy to share with you my views. From the X-Ray that you have provided, it does seem that there is a very high chance that you would require root canal treatment followed by ...
3 May 2018
Hi Serena, There are many types of dental X-rays with different indications. Some are taken to check for buried teeth or to survey the jawbone (an orthopantomogram or OPG). Other X-rays (bitewings) are used to check for cavities hidden in between the teeth and to check how m...
13 Apr 2018
Hi Lucus, Sorry to hear that there is a fragment left behind at the extraction site. I do agree with Dr Gerald that it sometimes happens to even the best of us. While trying to extract a tooth, sometimes it makes more sense to leave a small little fragment behind, than to scour a...
9 Feb 2018
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