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    wisdom tooth: options
    An_251979 posted:
    I am 64 1/2 years old, and still have two of my four wisdom teeth.
    One on the bottom left side, developed some pain recently, and
    had decay. I also have a very nice porcelain crown presently on that
    wisdom tooth. My dentist is very good, he is older and likes to preserve
    teeth if possible. I am scared to have it removed, since I am older
    and have had quite a few surgeries, knees etc. in the last 7 years, and
    hate surgery and pain, ha! He recently put sedation in that tooth,
    and removed the extensive decay he found.
    the first time didn't work, but this last time has worked to calm the nerve
    down. I will cancel the extraction plan for now, but if the pain continues
    to go away would it be wise to have a filling in that wisdom tooth, rather
    than going for another crown, since I do not really know for sure whether the pain will come back and I will need a future extraction?
    Please advise

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