I have a severe toothache after the tooth next to the wisdom tooth got chipped during extraction. How do I overcome it?

Q. How can a patient whose tooth got chipped during extraction overcome the toothache?

Answered by
Dr. Honey Nandwani
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 18, 2022

Hello doctor,

I had my lower right wisdom tooth, and the molar next to it removed two weeks ago. Unfortunately, the tooth next to it got chipped during extraction, so I went for the clinical examination today. I have had pain in my lower left teeth and jaw for the past few days, and I thought things would be different after today. But I cannot even sleep because the pain is so bad. What is wrong? They took an X-ray of the chipped tooth, and I assumed they saw the extraction site, too, but they did not say anything. I am tired of the pain.



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If you have got your right side teeth extracted, then there is less chance that the problem on the left side is due to the extraction. You should get an X-ray of the painful teeth on the left side done. It will be better to get a panoramic X-ray done as it will cover all your teeth and jaw joints so that exact causes can be ruled out. I suggest you take painkillers like Ibuprofen. Consult a specialist doctor, discuss with them, and take medicines with their consent.

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