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 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 Arora

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 »

Does gum pain in wisdom tooth region indicate pericoronitis?

Query: Hi doctor, The gum over my wisdom tooth is not fully covered, and it has been hurting for hours. I think it is slowly ripping as the tooth grows. When I open my mouth, it is hurting so much. I feel difficulty while eating. When will this get cured? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I understand your concern. Generally, when a tooth erupts, the gum over it gives space, and the tooth emerges. But if the tooth is not positioned in a proper direction and ...  Read Full »

Do I need to consult my GP to remove my impacted wisdom tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an impacted wisdom tooth. It is half grown on my gum and half on my cheek. I also have a hole next to it. I went to the dentist, and they gave my higher dosage of antibiotic. The dentist sent a letter last year to the hospital for surgery. This time he resent it and said it would ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The ear and throat pain is definitely due to the impacted lower molar tooth.It is not half grown but only half seen in your gums. The remaining tooth structure is down below inside the bone.Because it is tilted on to one side, it should be pushing the adjacent tooth, and th...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, At the beginning of this month, I extracted my impacted wisdom tooth. It has been 25 days now. Still, I have numbness and tingling sensation on my tongue. I consulted my surgeon and he told me that everything looks fine and my wound is getting healed. But still, I have discomfort. What i...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly attach the image of the X-ray and extracted site. As it has been 25 days of post-extraction, you should not have discomfort by this time. You seem to have an issue. Numbness of the tongue should wear off after three to four hours of post-extraction unless there i...  Read Full »

What is the treatment recommended for impacted 38?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed to have mesioangular impacted 38. He recommends removal of that hidden wisdom tooth. He did cleaning and after that my pain has increased.  Initially, I had gum swelling, and it subsided in a few days. Now, I am having shooting pain. I have attached the scan of my pres...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the x-ray and prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have to get your 38 tooth extracted, and that is the only treatment. Do lukewarm saline mouth rinse for around three to four times a day. Consult a dental surgeon and get it remov...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to get my wisdom tooth removed?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it a must to remove wisdom tooth? I have attached an image of my tooth. Kindly advise if it is possible not to remove it.  Read Full »


Dr. Paras Angrish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can make out that the position of your wisdom tooth is not vertical that means, it is not coming at the normal position. My concern is, are you getting any pain in gums area? Is there any uneasiness whil...  Read Full »

How to relieve jaw pain due to an impacted wisdom tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an ache in the lower jaw. Last time I visited the dentist. I had a root canal treatment done. After a month, I started experiencing pain in that jaw. The doctor said root canal treatment is fine, and they noticed an impacted wisdom tooth after a quick X-ray. I am having pain n...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This may be the pain for the same reason you had previously. If you have an impacted wisdom tooth, then that can cause you this kind of problem repeatedly. But if you have pain on biting, that may be from the root canal-treated tooth. Do you have the X-ray? Can you s...  Read Full »

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