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Old 12-18-2020, 05:39 AM
 
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I went to the dentist that this week for the first time in a long time for a checkup/cleaning. I had my exam/xrays done. Like I suspected I need my bottom wisdom teeth extracted because they’re partially erupted and have some cavities. I was given a referral by the dentist to get it done. However they didnt do the cleaning yet. My next appointment for the cleaning/fillings is 1/14/21. For any experts out there should I wait for the cleaning first? I want to get this stuff done as quickly as possible because I have some time over the holidays. I’ve really concentrated on taking better care of my teeth and not putting anything off anymore. It’s just that I heard it’s better to do the cleaning first so that bacteria won’t get into the pockets that the wisdom teeth are extracted from. Thanks!
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Old 12-18-2020, 01:06 PM
 
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It’s just that I heard it’s better to do the cleaning first so that bacteria won’t get into the pockets that the wisdom teeth are extracted from. Thanks!
What you "heard" makes sense. Getting rid of tartar and bacteria before cutting into your gum seems like a good idea to me. I don't know how much healing time the dentist who does the extractions would recommend before disturbing things by a cleaning. Why not get it done beforehand and be done with everything for the next 6 months/year? Not like you're saving $ or eliminating the need for an appointment either way.

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