Wisdom Teeth

Related Terms: Wisdom Tooth Extraction, Root Canal Treatment, Surgical Removal Of Wisdom Teeth, Dental Scaling, Impacted Wisdom Tooth Surgery, Cosmetic Dental Procedures, Impacted Tooth

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Wisdom Tooth: Do I Need to Save It?
Article Overview: This article explains about wisdom teeth and the common problems associated with it. It is necessary to know the difference between a normal and problematic situation so that you know if it has to be saved or removed. Also, a basic knowledge about the current trend of common problems associated with it will help you be relaxed and rule out the unnecessary chaos. So, go ahead and update yourself.  Read Article »
Dr. Divya Banu M

Third molars, also called as wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth. They are placed most posteriorly and there are four wisdom teeth in total, two in the upper and two in the lower jaw (one in each quadrant). There are no predecessors for molars in your milk teeth sequence. So, any ...  Read Article »
After wisdom tooth removal, a blood clot came out of socket. Will it end up in dry socket?
Query: Hi doctor, Before eight hours, I got my wisdom tooth out. My mouth was filled with blood. Just 30 minutes ago, a small piece like a blood clot came out of my bottom right socket. When I look at my holes in the mirror, they are all filled with dark blood. Can I get a dry socket? Should I need to go b...  Read Full »
Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your socket is filled with blood, there is nothing to worry much. Regarding this socket, I cannot assure you without seeing the image. Maintain your oral hygiene and follow the instructions given by your dentist. Do warm salt water gargling after a day and for the...  Read Full »
My wisdom tooth is coming out and it is a bit painful. Please advise.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. I have a dental issue. My wisdom tooth is coming out and it is a bit painful. Although the pain has reduced, I guess there is an infection. There is a cyst underneath my jaw.  Read Full »
Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, regarding the swelling, which you assume to be a cyst could be a lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph node). It shows that there is some inflammation or infection process going on. Regarding the wisdom tooth, if it has space and is in a correct position, it wil...  Read Full »
Got my wisdom teeth out. It is now paining a lot and also have a bad taste in my mouth. Is it due to infection?
Query: Hello doctor, I got my wisdom teeth out two weeks back. It is now paining a lot, and I also have a bad taste in my mouth. Is it due to infection?  Read Full »
Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sadly, Yes! Your history is giving symptoms of post-operative infection. If the pain is sharp just at the socket point, then clean this area thoroughly and start saline water mouth rinses at least 8 times a day for 2 weeks. This is best for the fast healing of the wound...  Read Full »
Can a wisdom tooth cause neck and arm pain?
Query: Hello doctor, Can a possible wisdom tooth cause neck and arm pain? My tooth hurts on the same side as neck and arm.  Read Full »
Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not possible. It may cause some throat pain but not arm pain. Maybe you have muscular pain. Just take rest and if your wisdom tooth is not in good condition then it is better to get it removed because it has no use in real world. And if you have any neck stretc...  Read Full »
Will removing wisdom tooth create space for crowded teeth?
Query: Hello doctor, I have high canine teeth due to crowding in my upper jaw. Visually, it appears that space, where my canines should be, is too small for them. However, when I went to an orthodontist, she said that I would need to get my first premolars removed to make room. If I get my wisdom teeth out...  Read Full »
Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Generally, when space is less for the number and size of teeth present in the jaw, it is advised to remove premolar on each side in one or both the jaws. The reason being, it is more convenient to move the front teeth (smaller) into the space than to push all the back tee...  Read Full »
Will my wisdom tooth cause throat pain?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from throat pain, red tonsil and entire jaw and neck pain. My wisdom tooth also paining for the last two to three months. When I visited an ENT doctor for my throat pain, he said that I do not have any problem inside the neck. He also advised me to visit a dentist. I...  Read Full »
Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The pain, which is present due to wisdom tooth, must be ruled out earlier by consulting a dentist. Because in this case, physical examination and x-ray are necessary. So, consu...  Read Full »
When is a Wisdom Tooth Removal Necessary?
Article Overview: This article highlights the problems related to wisdom teeth and the management of the same.  Read Article »
Dr. Senthil Kumar

What is Wisdom Tooth? Wisdom teeth are the third/last molar teeth that erupts in oral cavity at or after the age of 18 years.There will be 4 wisdom teeth generally one each on all 4 dental corners. Problems Related to Wisdom Teeth: 1.Impaction: Because wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt ...  Read Article »
Can half erupted wisdom tooth cause pain on my face?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 weeks pregnant. I am having pain on the right side of my face. I have one half erupted wisdom tooth. Could it be the reason?  Read Full »
Dr. Shwetha Hegde

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain in the back tooth of your lower jaw could probably be from the wisdom tooth. You are 32 weeks pregnant it means that you are in your third trimester of pregnancy. During the third trimester any form of dental treatment is not performed. The reason for this is that ...  Read Full »
I got two wisdom teeth pulled two days back and still have pain. Please advice.
Query: Hi doctor, I got my two bottom wisdom teeth pulled two days back. I have some photos of them. I was wondering if you could tell me if everything looks fine. I am still in pain and find it hard to eat solid foods.  Read Full »
Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures you attached with your query (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Both the extracted regions looks perfectly good. I see that the sutures have been placed for helping those gums to heal quickly. Also, there is the food debris or rem...  Read Full »


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