If you or a family member breaks one of your wisdom teeth, what’s the wisest thing to do?
A. Avoid chewing food on the side of the broken wisdom tooth.
B. Very gently clean your back teeth, including your broken molar. (Did we mention: Wisdom teeth are known as your third molars.)
C. Make a dental appointment asap.
If you choose A, B, and C, you’re very wise indeed. But the wisest thing to do is C: Call your dentist’s office immediately. Once you learn the side effects of an untreated broken molar, you’ll know why contacting your dental professional is the best thing to do.