Surgical Removal Of Wisdom Teeth

In some patients, wisdom teeth or third molars have to be extracted surgically. The common conditions that require surgical extraction of the wisdom tooth are if the tooth is trapped within the jawbone, if it has only partially erupted, or if it is growing at an angle. The surgical removal of an impacted wisdom tooth is called impaction.

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What is the reason for recurrent sensitivity in the root canal-treated tooth?

Query: Hello doctor,Two months ago, I had a root canal done on a lower molar by a general dentist. I have put off getting a crown on it for now to evaluate its healing. Last week, I noticed hot food causes a sensitive feeling coming from that area whereas the week before, I had pain in my jaw area. I am no...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the files and gone through them (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The two mesial roots are not properly filled to the tip but there does not seem to be any infection at the apex. I suggest you wait for a few more weeks. Are the sensitivity ...  Read Full »

There is a painful white patch near my last tooth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,How are you doing? I have a pain in my jaw inside the mouth near my last tooth. There is a white patch. It is painful, and I cannot swallow properly because of the pain. Please help me. I am a student.  Read Full »


Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am doing very well. Thank you. As you have mentioned, the pain is around your last tooth, and it could be due to your third molar or wisdom tooth trying to erupt. This is a widespread problem at your age, but I would like a clearer picture of your case. Kind...  Read Full »

Is IV sedation the right type of anesthesia for wisdom tooth removal?

Query: Hello doctor, I was getting my wisdom teeth out and was told I would be under IV sedation, but I did not sign a consent to that, just anesthesia. So, I called and asked them about it. They said I would be asleep, but if they ask me to raise my hand, I will be able to do that. What on earth are they...  Read Full »


Dr. Akhil K P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The type of sedation your dentist has recommended for you is "conscious sedation," You will be at minimal consciousness and not completely asleep. You could respond to verbal and physical stimuli. This type of sedation helps you red...  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. Geethanjali 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 »

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 »

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Is the removal of all wisdom teeth safe?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an infection in my lower left wisdom teeth. The doctor drained my operculum and suggested to get all four wisdom teeth removed. I am freaked out, because the lower ones are not completely erupted. I have attached my x-ray. Can you please tell me whether it is safe to do this proce...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Both lower wisdom teeth are impacted; they have to be removed, as and when required (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You can get the tooth removed of upper and lower on the same side causing pain. If you only remove lower once, then the upper teeth will n...  Read Full »

I have no feeling in my tongue after having wisdom teeth pulled. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 22 years old and had four wisdom teeth pulled. The procedure happened on 7th and my tongue is still numb. I have no feeling in my tongue now. Did the dentist maybe nick a nerve or something? Will I ever get the feeling back in my tongue? I am always biting my tongue at night and wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Geethanjali Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you had all the wisdom teeth pulled out in one shot, then you should have been given a lot of numbing injections on all the four sides of the mouth. In that case, the injections given for the lower jaw numbness would be the major reason for your tongue numbness. Do n...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to soothe jaw and throat pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a lump on the back side of lower gums. It is only on the left side. It is causing ridiculous amounts of pain when chewing and swallowing. It is causing discomfort down the side of my jaw and throat. Also, I have some swelling on that side. I have an appointment with my dentist. But...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. By your description, it seems to be pericoronitis that is an infection caused just above the area where your wisdom tooth is erupting. This happens due to the pocket formed at the corner of the mouth where liquid and food debris get seep into the erupting site and caus...  Read Full »

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