I had the crown part of an impacted tooth only visible by xray removed. Can the root be left there ?
Doctor Answers 1
In the future, the roots will work themselves out. Or, they'll cover over with bone. Since the tooth was not infected to start, don't worry too much! It's definitely worse to have the tooth pushed down into the nerve so it's best left where it's at.
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