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Unsuccessful removal of ankylose impacted tooth

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Posted by: confusedlass  (8 years ago)

I had a grueling 4 hour dental surgery of my impacted tooth. I have two impactions both in lower left and right, in the right, I can see a small white part of the tooth while on the left cannot be seen unless with an xray. The surgery was supposed to remove the impacted tooth at the right, but after four hours, it just won't come out. So what my dentist did, she cut it in half and the other half was left and did an rct and stitch it. She said that mine is an ankylose case. My question is, is it alright that she left the other half? the reason is because i was deeply traumatized and if she forced it, my jaw can break. And personally, i don't want it to be removed and the other one in my left.. I really need your advice and I hope to receive a feedback from you
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Sorry to hear about your experience. It is difficult to give an opinion without examining the area or viewing an x-ray. Doing a root canal on the remaining root will help prevent an infection from the nerve inside the tooth. However, you may want to get a second opinion from an oral surgeon.
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Posted by: confusedlass  (8 years ago)
Thank you Dr. Malone: by oral surgeon, do you mean, a dentist as well? please advise.
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