I have been advised by a dentist that I should get a crown on a molar because the tooth is weak. Additionally, I am having my last wisdom tooth removed next month. There is one tooth between the one that needs a crown and the wisdom tooth. Does it matter which procedure is done first?
A Crown Before Removing a Wisdom Tooth?
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Pull (extract) wisdom tooth or do crown, which first?
As long as there is an tooth in between the wisdom tooth that is going to be removed and the molar that will be getting a new crown, either can be done first. However, in general, a tooth can always be removed, but a tooth that has a crack or decay could get worse in the interim before it is crowned. And delay could lead to needing a root canal if the decay or crack goes too deep. Therefore, I would generally suggest the crown be done before the wisdom tooth is extracted. But if the wisdom tooth is hurting you, then by all means I would recommend the opposite, extracting the wisdom tooth first.