Can you put fillings in wisdom teeth?

Can you put fillings in wisdom teeth?

If wisdom teeth get tooth decay, it is usually best to extract them instead of removing the decay and fixing wisdom teeth with fillings, root canals, or crowns.

How long does it take for bottom wisdom teeth to heal?

Most people fully recover from wisdom teeth surgery in three to four days. If your teeth were impacted or came in at an awkward angle, it could take a full week to recover. The wound left behind after surgery won’t be completely healed for months, so you can still develop an infection weeks after surgery.

Can impacted wisdom teeth get cavities?

An impacted wisdom tooth can be more likely to get a cavity. When a tooth is stuck in the gums, it’s possible for food to get stuck near it. This trapped food near the tooth then creates an ideal environment for decay-causing bacteria, as the American Dental Association points out.

Do you have to have fillings in your wisdom teeth?

I’d insist on the filling as it’s your mouth. I have fillings in all my wisdom teeth as my dentist prefers to do this and keep the actual teeth as long as possible. The fillings didn’t hurt any more than in any other tooth except for the extra stretching of the mouth!!

When does a wisdom tooth need to be extracted?

Some wisdom teeth need to be extracted due to complications related to tooth decay. If a cavity does form, it’s possible that the wisdom tooth can be repaired by way of placing a filling, just like with any other tooth.

Is the wisdom tooth in my mouth still working?

The wisdom tooth that I have been posting about is now absessed and needs to be extracted; HOWEVER this tooth does have a filling and it preserved the tooth for me for many years as the filling was put in almost 20 years ago. Perhaps if I had continued dental care, to this day the tooth could still be serving me well.

Is it possible to have a cavity on a wisdom tooth?

Cavity formation on wisdom teeth. And as such, the dental plaque that the bacteria form will remain undisturbed, and therefore has the potential to cause a cavity on the tooth. It’s not all that often that this scenario creates problems. But it is a possibility. And different from what’s shown in our graphic above,…

Why do you need to fill a wisdom tooth cavity?

Filling a cavity can help prevent more acid from reaching the affected area. With proper care, a filling can prevent a cavity from spreading or worsening and decrease pain and discomfort by not allowing food fragments to enter the cavity.

Where is a high filling on a molar?

In the image to the right, you can see a high filling on the left side of the molar tooth. I made the filling yellow so it will stand out. In the bottom left, you can see that the periodontal ligament has widened and become red and inflamed.

Is there a hole in my wisdom teeth?

But there’s still another 1/2 to 2/3 of the tooth anatomy hidden below the gums and bone, making up the roots. Having wisdom teeth removed creates a hole or opening that we call a socket. The hole is the space that was previously filled by the tooth roots.

What should I do if my tooth filling is high?

If your filling is high, the dentist can simply smooth it down. Smoothing down a filling is usually a quick procedure and doesn’t require any injections. Here are seven problems that a high filling can cause.