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Is it advisable to get root canal treatment before extraction of adjacent wisdom tooth?

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Answered by

Dr. Akhil K P

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At November 30, 2023
Reviewed AtNovember 30, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have an infection in my root canal and also have wisdom tooth nearby root canal. So first what should I remove? Infection in the root canal or wisdom tooth? Please suggest.

Answered by Dr. Akhil K P

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

From the X-ray, I understand that all your wisdom teeth are indicated for removal as they are erupting in the wrong path. However, I would suggest you get the one which is troubling you extracted first followed by re-root canal treatment for the adjacent tooth. It is better to get the extraction done first followed by the root canal. This sequence may vary from dentist to dentist and also based on patients preferences.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Akhil K P
Dr. Akhil K P

Dentistry

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