Wisdom Tooth Extraction



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

Recently Answered Questions


Why is there pain at the site of wisdom tooth extraction?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a wisdom tooth and an adjacent molar removed two days ago. Everything has healed nicely except a very painful white spot in the very back of my cheek next to the extraction site. What could this be? I have attached photographs for your reference.  Read Full »
Dr. Asma Parveen
Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity) By looking at the picture, it looks like an oral ulcer to me. You need not worry, it sometimes takes more than a week to heal up completely. You can start with Hexidine (Chlorhexidi...  Read Full »
 
Why are the gums swollen and painful at the wisdom tooth extraction site?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old female. I had my wisdom teeth taken out about four days ago, and now the gum behind where the wisdom tooth used to be is very swollen and causing pain.  Read Full »
Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir
Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. Pain after the extraction is normal and that too for the wisdom tooth which often requires surgical intervention. However, if the pain is still present after four days (provided the extraction did not...  Read Full »
 
The pain is getting worse after a week of wisdom teeth extractions. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, I got both my wisdom teeth extracted a week ago. My doctor prescribed Ketorol, as a painkiller. But, this medicine is not helping me much and the pain is getting worse after the removal of stitches, which was done today. Kindly advice.  Read Full »
Dr. Parth Laxminarayan Iyer
Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry that your pain has not subsided over this period. I would like to advice you that reduction of pain not only depends on the medicines, but also on effective infection control, oral hygiene maintenance, and rest. You can ask your doctor to switch the painkill...  Read Full »
 
I have pain and bad smell coming from a wisdom tooth extraction site. Is it dry socket?
Query: Hello doctor, I had two wisdom teeth removed a week ago, and I still have some pain in the lower left extraction site. If I touch near the extraction site with a finger and then smell my finger, there is definitely a bad smell. I have controlled this with using another finger to touch the same place...  Read Full »
Dr. Honey Arora
Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. As per the symptoms and image attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like the extraction site is not healing as it appears empty. Yes, it looks like a dry socket, but a clinical examination is a must. You should not wait ...  Read Full »
 
Why is there numbness in tongue and jaw after wisdom tooth extraction?
Query: Hello doctor, My lower right side impacted wisdom tooth has been extracted a week back. Till now my half tongue and jawline of the right side are numb or I am not feeling hot or cold at that side. I am so much worried. Is that normal or is it a concern of worrying? I am panicking for getting sense ...  Read Full »
Dr. Naveen Thomas
Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the tongue feels numb even after a day, then you may have a condition called paresthesia. It occurs when the injection injures the nerves. and such numbness can remain for a week or two, sometimes even for a month. But it will go away as the nerves heal slowly. Ta...  Read Full »
 
Severe pain with bad breath and taste after wisdom tooth extraction. Please advise.
Query: Hello doctor, I got one of my wisdom teeth taken out a week back. My stitches came out and now there is a big hole where the tooth was extracted. My dentist gave me nothing, not cleaning tools at all. I am just freaking out because their office is closed. What should I do about the giant hole? It h...  Read Full »
Dr. Naveen Thomas
Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If it hurts a lot, it means that you have a dry socket condition, where the blood clot gets dislodged from the wound causing infection. You need to start taking antibiotics like Augmentin 625 mg and a painkiller. Also, use warm salt water gargling three times a day. ...  Read Full »
 
What is the sharp hard thing coming out of gums after wisdom tooth removal?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old and had to get my wisdom tooth extracted a week ago. The surgery was very complex and painful. Few days into it and I started feeling something hard and sharp coming out from my gums towards my tongue, went to the dentist again. She was not able to take it out so she...  Read Full »
Dr. Geeth Sadasivam
Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Complex wisdom tooth extractions will definitely have post-operative pain and discomfort. Lucky you that the procedure did not end up in swelling of the gums or face. That something hard feeling is nothing but the bone spicules that is left behind once the tooth is remo...  Read Full »
 
How to correct my crowded teeth without extraction?
Query: Hello doctor, I have got all the four wisdom teeth taken out. But my bottom jaw of teeth is still crowded. I have also read somewhere that drilling out teeth as the answer is a mutilating act against your body, even wisdom teeth. So I would like to know what you think about getting my teeth less cr...  Read Full »
Dr. Naveen Thomas
Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there is still crowding after wisdom teeth extraction you need to get braces by an orthodontist. I need to see a picture of your inside mouth to suggest a treatment plan. Sometimes, the orthodontist may suggest extraction of premolar teeth just behind the canines...  Read Full »
 
I have developed a smooth patch on tongue. Can this be cancer?
Query: Hello doctor,I had a wisdom tooth pulled four months back. A month later, I developed a smooth patch on the tongue that would heal and come right back in the same spot. I have never drunk, or smoke, and no family history of oral cancer. I am really scared it keeps coming back. There is no pain, just...  Read Full »
Dr. Geeth Sadasivam
Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture you have attached along with the complaint (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The smooth patch on your tongue does not seem to be caused by the wisdom tooth extraction. Basically, your tongue is not in a normal appearance. It has...  Read Full »
 
Should I still have wisdom tooth extracted when another tooth is infected?
Query: Hello doctor, I am scheduled to have the two wisdom teeth on my right side extracted tomorrow. While waiting for the appointment, I developed pain in my right upper jaw which became increasingly worse over a few days. I went to see the dentist who found out I have an infection in my first molar (up...  Read Full »
Dr. Geeth Sadasivam
Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. Penicillin and Clindamycin are the antibiotics and are usually prescribed for a course of five to seven days. These drugs reduce infection but not the pain. So, you might not notice a big change in how you fee...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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