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Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is the surgical removal of a tooth. A tooth is extracted if it is grossly decayed, infected, loose tooth, over-retained milk tooth, or crowding.

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Can I replant my front teeth in a straight line without any dentures?

Query: Hello doctor,Can I get my front teeth removed and then put them back in straight without dentures?  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A tooth is fixed in the bone socket by a connective tissue called as the periodontal ligament. Once we pull a tooth out of its socket, it means that we have completely damaged that tissue. It cannot be regenerated after that. Secondly, our teeth are supplied by nerve...  Read Full »

Is it correct to remove irregularly placed teeth if it causes problems in jaw positioning?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to ask that my one upper tooth is at the back and one is too up. And my front two teeth are forward. My lower teeth are a little misaligned. I have to keep my jaw forward because of my upper teeth, which are at the back. And at night, my jaw pains because all day I have to ke...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your and your mother's concern. First of all, kindly do not experiment with yourself and let experts do the needful. Your experimenting with your jaws by bringing forward and backward can complicate the case more. Though I need a photograph, I can unders...  Read Full »

I got my teeth extracted few days ago and noticed a painful spot under my tongue. Is it because of extraction?

Query: Hello doctor,I got my teeth extracted a few days ago, my tongue got hurt that day and now I have noticed a spot under my tongue. It is not a bubble but a painful spot. I am wondering if they did this during the extraction. Kindly suggest. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the picture you have attached along with the complaint (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is a mouth ulcer that can occur due to various reasons and not because of an extraction procedure. Mouth ulcers are usually painful and resolve auto...  Read Full »

Can I get my RCT done before wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an infection in my root canal and also have wisdom tooth nearby root canal. So first what should I remove? Infection in the root canal or wisdom tooth? Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Akhil K P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the X-ray, I understand that all your wisdom teeth are indicated for removal as they are erupting in the wrong path. However, I would suggest you get the one which is troubling you extracted first followed by re-root canal treatment for the adjacent tooth. It is...  Read Full »

I am experiencing numbness and swelling after tooth extraction. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had a tooth extraction surgery two to three weeks ago. I have numbness in my lower jaw on the left side of my mouth. My doctor says it will heal, but I am not confident in him because it has been a long time, and nothing has changed. Also, my cheeks feel swollen, not that big, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you mentioned, the healing will take time if the extraction is difficult, so the wound will look like a defect but go away slowly. The numbness or paraesthesia may sometimes happen when during extraction or while giving an injection, nerves may get injured. This num...  Read Full »

How should I manage pain and fever after tooth extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a tooth pulled a few days back. The pain started getting bad the next day. Pain medicines are not working, running a fever and vomiting every day since.  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It can be the case of dry socket and your tooth area would be naked right now. Send a picture of the area if possible and radiograph if you have. I feel the doctor must have taken precautions as you are on contraceptives which are likely to induce it. Send your details ...  Read Full »

Will I have sensitive teeth if I get an adjacent tooth removed?

Query: Hello doctor, Six weeks ago, I had tooth #2 pulled. The healing process has been normal as described by my dentist. I am now experiencing temperature sensitivity on tooth #4, which was previously asymptomatic. Even room-temperature liquid hurts. About eight weeks ago, I had the crown on tooth #4 re...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, your tooth might be sensitive due to the extraction process that happened in the surrounding area. Keep doing saline water mouth rinses. Take a 1/4th teaspoon of salt in a cup of lukewarm water and do its rinses 3 to 4 times a day for a week. If sensitivity goes aw...  Read Full »

Can extraction for orthodontic treatment cause asymmetrical teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got braces, and one tooth was extracted. Now, I feel my teeth are very asymmetric. I had crowded teeth before treatment. I am attaching the pictures. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and shall surely try to help you. First of all, I would like to know since when have you been under treatment? That is a real factor in seeing before and after pictures. I saw the attached pictures (attachments are removed to protect the pat...  Read Full »

My dentist tried removing one tooth and said the root is still attached to the jaw bone. Is it alright to leave the root?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it okay to leave the root of my right second premolar tooth? The tooth was already decaying when I scheduled an extraction. The tooth's crown was gone, but there were still parts above the gum line. The dentist tried to remove the tooth, but only cracked pieces came out. They said tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sometimes if the root part is very small and is left inside the bone, it will remain there harmlessly without causing any problems. It will come out slowly after a year or two when it will become easier. Removing it now will require removing too much surrounding bone, whi...  Read Full »

I have pain in my upper tooth and a pus-filled boil on the gums. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a long-standing tooth infection in one of my upper teeth. I have attached an image of my X-ray taken last summer. I do not feel pain in the tooth itself, but a pus-filled boil appears whenever I touch the surrounding gum area, or when I shave, or use an interdental brush. However,...  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hi, I appreciate you signing up on You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. I have reviewed your X-rays (attachments removed to protect the patient's privacy). They reveal a black area below the root of the tooth, which causes the infection and pus. I suggest you vis...  Read Full »

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