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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Why do I get pain in the site next to the molars?

Query: Next to molars where wisdom teeth grow my gums are white no tooth is visable and when i open my mouth wide it stings in that spot  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl Fredrick


Answer: Hello I have gone through your query and attachment. The white area in the wisdom tooth region is because of the gum blanching. Sometimes, the gum blanches and becomes white, prior to tooth eruption in that spot. This blanching and pain could be because of wisdom tooth eruption. This should settle ...  Read Full »

Is it better to get my two impacted wisdom teeth removed?

Query: Hi doctor, I visited a dentist and he completed deep cleaning of all four quadrants. I got composite fillings on one side of the mouth for five cavities (right side). However, I still have four cavities on the left side. I have two options. Wait for three more months and take care of it, as my in...  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Cavities or tooth decay is chronic infections that spread further at a slow rate in most cases. The other thing to consider is any pain or associated symptoms with the cavities, which are indicative of active acute infection that has already spread deeper. So, if the cavi...  Read Full »

Do I need to go to the dentist for pain and discomfort around my wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I have two impacted lower wisdom teeth. I will get them removed, but I am currently postponing it due to the COVID-19 situation in my country. I want to go if it is urgent. This morning I woke up with slight pain and discomfort around one of the wisdom teeth, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query; I am very sorry for the discomfort. As a specialist, I am here to help you. I received only one image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) from your side. The lower right third molar is definitely impacted. The swelling over the...  Read Full »

Why do I have numbness and tingling sensation in the tongue after impaction surgery?

Query: Hello, I have gone impacted wisdom tooth extraction that is third molar teeth. my surgery was on first of this month. It is almost 25 days completed but I'm feeling numbness and tingling sensation on my tongue. I consulted with my surgeon he told me everything is ok and would is healing but I'm feel...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Welcome to ICLINIQ I went through your query , Am very sorry for the discomfort . As a Specialist, am here to help you. Kindly Upload an image of the Xray and the extracted Site and the prescription too. As I mentioned preveously, I can help any further once I see the area and situation. Since it...  Read Full »

Is extraction the only treatment option for an impacted tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I am currently not taking any medications. I had a panoramic x-ray done a few days ago. I would like to hear your opinion on the photo. Thanks in advance.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray


Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are having two mesioangular impactions that need to be removed. In simple words, your last two lower molars need to be removed. The last two upper molars are also not appropriately erupted, in case it is troubling you, you can get them also removed.  Read Full »

Does my dental X-ray show any cavity?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got a dental x-ray done today. I got a root canal on the upper second tooth from the canine. Please go through my dental x-ray and inform about cavities if any.  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to tell you that OPG - orthopantomogram x-ray is not the most reliable investigation for diagnosing cavities. The reason is that it is a larger x-ray of the whole oral cavity, which is great for studying the relation between teeth and bones. Unless the cavity...  Read Full »

Can I wait a week before I go to the dentist for an impacted wisdom tooth?

Query: If i have an impacted wisdom tooth can I wait a week before going to a dentist? I’m 16 and there’s pain every so often but it isn’t unbearable. no wisdom teeth ever being removed or anything, my dentist told me last year that I would need them removed at some point in the future. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your Dentist - I went through your query and attached image , Am very sorry for the discomfort. As a Specialist am here to help you. The image depicts inflammation due to errupting Third molar in lower jaw but the whitist area looks like an Ulcer due to trauma ...  Read Full »

I feel an irritation of the nerve over the left temple. Is it a neurological or dental problem?

Query: Hello doctor, From the past three months, I am having pain like irritation of the nerve on the left side exactly on the temple of the head, and in the left jaw in front of the ear. This pain radiates to the back of the ear, below the left jaw, and then radiates to the left side of the neck. The pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Such radiating pain can be caused by exposed nerves, infection of the tooth or gum, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, or nerve compression by the wisdom tooth. The pain is still persisting due to surrounding inflammation after removal of the tooth. Infection can be...  Read Full »

Does sleep apnea cause fatal complications during wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 years old male. I have two wisdom teeth in my lower jaw, which is impacted. And because of this, I suffer from TMJ pain. On my left side, I feel constant pressure or numbness with a formation of a small ball-like bulge seen slightly above the gums. I assume that “bumpy&rd...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi


Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, do not worry about the problem. You have TMJ (temperomandibular joint) problem, and the treatment is different for that. On the left side, you have pericoronitis, and on the right side, you have impacted teeth. Secondarily, you are taking medicine, whic...  Read Full »

How harsh should I rinse my mouth after wisdom tooth removal?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a lower impacted wisdom tooth removal nine days ago. Two days ago, the doctor took out my stitches as well. After that, today while I was rinsing my mouth some kind of creamy looking thing with the size of small corn but with a soft texture came out. Yesterday night simi...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl Fredrick


Answer: Hello, Welcome to If there is pain, bad taste with white pus-like liquid coming out the socket could be infected. Also, if these white things look and feel like small tissues, it could be healing tissues which are absolutely normal. Usually, gentle rinses are recommended after toot...  Read Full »

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