Full impact extra tooth?? I Don't belive it!!?

Im almost 26 years old and I recently went to the dentist. I had not gone to the dentist for about 7 years now. The dentist took xrays of my jaw and I noticed something on the x-rax (it didn't look like an extra tooth. it definetly look liked it was something ( kinda like when you cut a tree you see the circles inside the tree). I had surgery before to remove an extra tooth but I don't remember if it was in the same place as where the new Xray shows the tooth is coming out. When removing a tooth.... Do they remove the whole thing or do they just cut part of it out ? Im praying its not an extra tooth because DELTA Care USA (Delta Dental of California) already Denied me of Coverage. :-(

Asked By: PAT F - 3/17/2008
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Unfortunately there are some dentist who simply fail to do their job correctly. I can't tell you the number of patients I've seen that complained of predictable sore spots they knew was going to feel with their new dentures...When that happened, even though they had no teeth at all, we took and Xray and those... More
Answered By: Floyd S.... - 3/17/2008
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It sounds like it may be an extra tooth or some type of bone tumor. Best to make sure that it is followed through with. Probably you should have an oral surgeon take a look at the films and you just to be sure. (a tooth can be left oftentimes, but a tumor would need to be addressed.) Best wishes with that.
Answered By: kjw - 3/17/2008
When a dentist removes a tooth, he does not remove just a part of it. He removes the entire thing, including the root. You would have had problems over the years if there was anything left in your gums after an extraction. You should ask the dentist what the thing was that you saw. Only they and the technicians can... More
Answered By: happyindywoman - 3/17/2008
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