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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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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. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 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 »

What could be the reason for the tingling sensation in my lower jaw after the surgical removal of wisdom teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a surgical removal of wisdom teeth and cyst before one week. I have mild tingling sensation in the lower jaw for the past two days. I did root canal in the adjacent tooth before five years. I took CT (Computed Tomography) scan and eat Renerve Plus capsules. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello,Welcome to is been a week after your surgery, by now you should be alright. A mild tingling sensation indicates that the jaw nerve is still vital but it needs to be revitalized by antibiotics and antioxidant therapy. Send me your reports so that I can suggest medications.  Read Full »

Can dry socket be the reason for the bad smell and pain in the wisdom tooth extraction 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 Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 wa...  Read Full »

Is it normal to still have cheekbone pain a month after wisdom tooth removal?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my lower wisdom tooth removed a month ago. It was infected and they said they had to break a bone and take it out. I had two stitches removed post 10 days of my surgery. Still, I have the sensitivity and light pain in the cheekbone area. Is this normal to have? How long will it t...  Read Full »

Dr. Paras Angrish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After wisdom tooth removal, one generally has pain and little difficulty in chewing for a week or so. But, it is a month now and it should not be there. Is there sensitivity on the cheeks or the adjacent tooth? If it is on the tooth, you need to check for any cavity ...  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 insur...  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 ca...  Read Full »

My mother is diabetic and has been asked to undergo wisdom tooth extraction. Will she have any complications?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is a diabetic patient. Yesterday she had undergone a root canal and now she has been asked to remove her wisdom tooth (horizontal impaction of the wisdom tooth). Is it fine for her to do it?  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your chief complaint suggests that the wisdom tooth is to be removed for your mother who is a diabetic patient. Diabetic patients need special care and precautionary measures during extraction due to the following risks: Chances of infections. Bleeding. Dela...  Read Full »

Can you die from pericoronitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with pericoronitis on the upper left side molar tooth four weeks ago. I took Amoxicillin for one week and the inflammation went down in the gum area. During that time, I had pain in my gum area and that would radiate to my head sometimes. I heard that the headache...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I feel sorry for the health issues you faced. After thorough review of your health query I want to add here that there is no chance of brain infection taking a wisdom tooth and getting infected from upper left side as you mentioned in detail about pericoronitis. If we ge...  Read Full »

I have problem with my lower right wisdom tooth, and the gum around the tooth appears red, inflamed, and painful. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had problems with my wisdom tooth on the lower right side in the past. I have taken antibiotics once and other times, it cleared up by itself using salt water and mouthwash. However, the gum around the wisdom tooth on the lower left side is now red, inflamed, and painful. You can s...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am an oral surgeon and will be answering your query shortly.  Read Full »

I got my wisdom teeth removed around three weeks ago, and my stitches did not fall off. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I got my wisdom teeth removed around three weeks ago. The inflammation of my face disappeared after the first six days, but the stitches still did not fall off. When I woke up this morning, I saw that one of my cheeks was swollen again. What does this mean, and what can I do?Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. If the stitch is still there, it may cause infection due to food debris getting stuck to it, and thus it should be removed. Swelling is abnormal after three weeks. It is advisable to get an X-ray of the area to determine if there is an abs...  Read Full »

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