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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Why does my tooth hurt after biting something hard?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 12 years old. He bit a cookie yesterday, and it has hit his tooth. Now, he has a pain in the tooth. What to do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If it is a permanent tooth then, wait for a day or two. If there is no sign of any visible fracture line, allow them to heal after sudden blunt trauma. On considering his age, if it is a milk tooth, then it has to be removed. If there is a pain, then consult a dentist s...  Read Full »

I have a bump on gums after tooth extraction. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 weeks pregnant. I had my lower right molar extracted almost two weeks ago and I have noticed a small hard bump on my gum where the tooth was removed. It is causing irritation and it is causing my gum to become sore again. My gum was swollen up until four or five days ago. The t...  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and from your description, I think the gingival enlargement is what is known as epulis commonly called as pregnancy epulis. There is no need to worry. Pregnancy epulis is an enlargement of the facial surface of the gingiva and is mainly f...  Read Full »

Can I brush my teeth after wisdom tooth removal?

Query: Hello doctor, I just got all four of my wisdom teeth removed last week. I was looking at my back teeth, both top and bottom. On all the four teeth, at the very back of my mouth, just front of where the wisdom teeth were, I noticed what appears to be brown hairline-looking marks in the pits and on th...  Read Full »


Dr. Shamaz Mohamed

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nothing to worry. They must be just stained pits and fissures. Since you have not brushed your teeth, or maintained your oral hygiene for a week, they have developed. I insist that you start gentle brushing and rinsing of your mouth twice daily with any over t...  Read Full »

Why do I have sneezing after tooth extraction?

Query: Hello doctor,I had got two teethpulled yesterday. Developed terrible sneezing. What should I do? I have tried over the counter drugs, but not helping.  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to know if it is the upper back tooth which has been pulled out. If no, then there is no connection between the sneezing and it. You will be absolutely fine with home remedies. Over the counter medication will take at least three dosages to work. S...  Read Full »

Can a decayed tooth be saved?

Query: Hi doctor,I am dealing with a big problem. Over the years my teeth have been slowly decaying. I was not big on brushing and now my molars are completely messed up. One of them is basically gone with a very dark color hole in it. The other molar is slowly getting to that point and it is about halfway...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The one grossly decayed tooth can be saved if you ask your dentist to do root canal treatment on it. Root canal treatment followed by a metal post in it and ceramic crown over it will help in saving the tooth. If you cannot afford the treatment, then the only solution ...  Read Full »

What treatment should I take for cavities in teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from cavities since childhood. And have got four teeth removed by the dentist. My age is 25 years old. What suitable treatment should I take for cavities?  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurav Pandey

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To avoid dental caries, the most effective thing is proper oral hygiene. It means brush two times a day using floss, clean your tongue in a proper way. After that, we come to the treatment part. The best thing when you see a single black dot in your tooth, see your d...  Read Full »

I have pain in the tooth socket even after six days of extraction. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had simple extraction of my second bottom tooth. It is day six today since I have removed. I was feeling major pain a few days ago but it is fading away day by day. I actually feel no pain in the morning but in the afternoon I feel discomfort. When can all this go away? I was expect...  Read Full »


Dr. Naseer Bhat

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you should have been fine till now as advised by your dentist but that was when everything post-extraction would have been fine. Unfortunately, in your case, you have got dislodgement of the blood clot after the exaction was done and this condition is called as dry...  Read Full »

Re-treatment with root canal vs. extraction. Which is better?

Query: Hi doctor, I have infection on tooth number 14. I have been thinking about extraction versus retreatment. It is an 11 years old root canal treated tooth. A crown was placed on it 2 years ago. After that, once in a while it happened to become sore. Two months ago, another crown was placed on my low...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Menon

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sending across the x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). One of the roots has a huge abscess. The reason is that, it is only half filled. Half of the infected pulp is still inside. This actually can be retreated. But, it might require more ...  Read Full »

Does dry socket result from smoking 24 hours after tooth extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my lower back tooth pulled out three days back. It took a lot of effort to pull it out, as it was not loose. I have a little pain in that area and in my jaw, and I am terrified that I have or I am getting a dry socket. I am a smoker, and I waited for 24 hours before I smoked afte...  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like a dry socket, but wait for a week, for it to heal. Also, if the pain exceeds more than seven days, then visit a dentist and get an x-ray done. Until then, follow the prescribed medications and quit smoking, as it is not a good habit. Drink lots of water,...  Read Full »

Is sleeping with gauze in mouth after extraction safe?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my number 32 extracted at 1:30 PM. It is now 12:40 AM. I am not bleeding a lot but it is still coming out. Any advice? I would like to sleep but would hate to swallow blood in my sleep thus making me sick. Can I sleep with gauze in mouth?  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. If the bleeding is still there and you are not able to sleep, change the guaze and wet the another guaze and put it there. If bleeding will not stop you can use a guaze with ice pack. My suggestion is do...  Read Full »

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