Impacted Tooth

A tooth that has been blocked by adjacent teeth, bone, or gums from erupting into the mouth is called an impacted tooth. The symptoms that result from a tooth getting impacted are red and swollen gums, food impaction, bad breath, pain on chewing, and difficulty opening the mouth. The wisdom teeth and canines are the teeth that commonly get impacted.

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Is extraction of wisdom teeth a highly complex procedure?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old girl. The doctor told me I should have surgery to cut and remove two teeth. I wonder if it will be a difficult operation or not? And is it possible that these teeth have not erupted at this age so far, and it is tempting for them to come out with the help of somethin...  Read Full »


Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. So maybe your wisdom tooth has not come out, and it is impacted, and the reason for this may vary, like lack of space, the tooth may be in different positions, or the tooth may be stuck in the bone. Get a dental X-ray to find out the position of the impacted tooth. P...  Read Full »

How to manage the pain due to impacted wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have toothache on the left side. I took an OPG of mine. I want to show the report and know the findings.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You have an impacted wisdom tooth on the left side which requires surgical extraction by an oral surgeon. It might be causing you pain. Wisdom teeth on both the upper left and right side are impacted, so remove it as soon as possible. I suggest tablet Augmentin (Amoxicil...  Read Full »

My left lower wisdom tooth is partially erupting, horizontally impacted, slightly swollen, and tender. Can I wait for two more months to get it extracted?

Query: Hello doctor, My lower left wisdom tooth is partially erupting. It is a horizontal impaction, slightly swollen, and hurts when touched with the tongue and during eating. Earlier, when it happened, it was minimal, and it went away within days. Now, it is happening again. It is difficult to get an ext...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The wisdom tooth will have to be extracted on both sides eventually. Otherwise, the pain will keep on increasing. I can suggest antibiotics like Augmentin (Amoxycillin and Potassium Clavulanate) three times a day for a week, along with a painkiller to get relief. Still...  Read Full »

Is it better to wait until my non-painful but tingling wisdom tooth erupts?

Query: Hi doctor,  I am experiencing pain because of my erupting wisdom tooth. It is very painful. I have to take medicines to be alright. After two weeks, the pain got subsided, but my wisdom tooth did not erupt. In the place of my wisdom tooth and the tooth beside it, there is a persistent swelling...  Read Full »


Dr. Gagan Khanna

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The erupting wisdom tooth causes pain because it does not have the space to erupt completely and gets impacted. It is at an angle to the adjacent tooth rather than being vertical causing an accumulation of the food, leading to bacterial growth and swelling. The painkiller...  Read Full »

My impacted canine could not move with the orthodontic treatment. Can I try again?

Query: Hi doctor,I had braces earlier and the orthodontist said that my tooth is ankylosed. He explained that my canine tooth will not come down. I even had the surgery to bring the canine down by attaching it to a hook and a chain, but nothing happened. Hence, I just want to know whether I can get the bra...  Read Full »


Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are doing well.Yes, you can surely get your canine in place. The tooth in this condition is known as an impacted tooth.The impaction occurs due to the following reasons: Any obstruction or barrier preventing the tooth to come down.Lack of space for the tooth to en...  Read Full »

There is a painful white patch near my last tooth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,How are you doing? I have a pain in my jaw inside the mouth near my last tooth. There is a white patch. It is painful, and I cannot swallow properly because of the pain. Please help me. I am a student.  Read Full »


Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am doing very well. Thank you. As you have mentioned, the pain is around your last tooth, and it could be due to your third molar or wisdom tooth trying to erupt. This is a widespread problem at your age, but I would like a clearer picture of your case. Kind...  Read Full »

Is it normal to still have baby teeth at 19?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old and all of my teeth are baby/milk teeth. Is there a chance that permanent teeth will grow for me?  Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, milk teeth start shedding at 6 years of age, followed by permanent teeth eruption. Permanent teeth gradually replace milk teeth and the entire replacement occurs within 14 years of age. Persistence of the milk teeth at 19 years requires attention. The a...  Read Full »

I have a lot of pain in my erupting left lower wisdom tooth. Any suggestions?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a cluster of white rings near a tooth on the roof of my mouth. My left lower wisdom tooth is coming out, and I have a failed root canal on the same side as the wisdom tooth. I am in a lot of pain, and I cannot eat. I keep biting my cheeks because the left side is swollen. Any s...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.White rings can be due to ulceration or traumatic injury. A clinical examination is a must for ruling out what exactly it is. For the wisdom tooth, I think it is pericoronitis, that is, the inflammation of the gum flap around the wisdom tooth. I would suggest anti-inflammat...  Read Full »

When should I extract the wisdom tooth that is causing pain and redness around the gums?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an appointment to remove my wisdom teeth in two months, but one of the teeth is now hurting my cheek when I eat. The gum around the tooth is red and sore. Should I call them for an appoinment immediately? Or wait till the next two months.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The wisdom teeth will erupt partially or remain completely impacted (in the wrong place and position). So it has to be extracted. The wisdom teeth which is in the wrong place may injure the tongue or cheek mucosa. It is normal, and there is no need to worry about...  Read Full »

After wisdom tooth extraction, I have irritation in the nerve of the head. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain like irritation of the nerve on the left side of the head exactly on the left temple, in the left jaw, in front of the ear, back and around the ear, below the left jaw, which radiates to the left side of the neck. The pain is constant and irritating. Doing jaw movements hel...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This pain is related to the nerve damage during the tooth removal. This will subside over the next 2 to 4 weeks. I suggest you try taking tablet Pregabalin 75 mg, twice daily for relief. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicine...  Read Full »

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