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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How much time will it take for the created space in orthodontic procedure to close on its own?

Query: Hello doctor, My teeth are improperly aligned. My orthodontist says that my upper jaw arch is V-shaped which is normally U-shaped. And that they have to extract two upper premolars to create room for arch expansion. I am not sure if the space of two teeth can be filled up completely. Should I go fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Akmal Abdelmalek

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Extraction of teeth for orthodontic reasons is not an uncommon practice and any tooth in the mouth can be removed provided that it is the most suitable one. In most cases, this tooth is one next to your cuspid or eyetooth. that is four teeth in both arches. Tooth r...  Read Full »

How to restore my tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have neglected my dental health for a long time. I am a 62 year old married male. I have had several teeth extracted. I lived with a couple teeth whose caps have broken off on my left side and a few molars on the right for chewing. I am suffering from hypertension and is controlled wit...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to By reading about your symptoms, it seems that your root canal treated tooth is the one causing the problem. The rate of success of such root canal treatment is lesser in old age and also if you are diabetic. The only meaningful solution seems to remove the teeth and place...  Read Full »

Is it safe to get a tooth pulled after three months of a C-section?

Query: Hi. I had my c section almost 3 months ago. Is it safe for me to get my tooth pulled out now? I'm really having a terrible toothache.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushik Arya


Answer: Hello, Greetings from Icliniq team and Congratulations for the newest addition to your family. Since, the C- section was performed 3 months ago, it's safe to visit the dentist amd get the dental treatment done. Since, you'll be breastfeeding the baby, the only precaution needed is with the use of ...  Read Full »

As two teeth are already missing in my lower jaw, should I get upper teeth out to get dental braces?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two missing teeth in the left and right side of my lower jaw so I have now 16 teeth upper jaw because I have the wisdom there as well and 12 teeth in lower jaw no wisdom. Can I get the invaslign or just braces will be good and do I have to extract teeth from my upper jaw?  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have two lower second premolars extracted with no third molars in the lower jaw. Little bit crowding is seen in both upper lateral incisors that might be the re...  Read Full »

Is root canal the correct treatment option for an infected tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my lower right side first molar extraction about a month ago. My dentist prescribed a course of antibiotics. The pain persisted after I finished the course of antibiotics and so the dentist again prescribed a five day antibiotic course. A week went by with no pain and then the pain ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern regarding to dental health. First of all, I would like to suggest you go for a clinical examination of an affected area. If there is a presence of plaque or calculus near the second molar of lower right side, then go for scaling. If there is...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to extract four teeth before orthodontic treatment?

Query: Good morning My daughter (12 years) has high canines. The Orthodontist advised to extract 4 teeth before we start the treatment. I would like a second opinion to know if it is really necessary and if necessary which teeth bcs I read that the opinion differ to which teeth to extract especially in gi...  Read Full »

Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist, Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq, I have gone through your attachment and query, and I appreciate your efforts of taking images. After reviewing X ray image of lateral cephalogram, there is proclination of upper and lower anteriors, highly placed canines and yes moreover there is crowding of upper and low...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in my decayed tooth even after filling?

Query: Hello doctor, I had tooth decay and got it fixed at my dentist. After that, I started feeling pain and my dentist told me it is because of the sinus, I started using salt sprays. After a few days, I could still feel the pain. Yet he did an x-ray and could not figure out what is wrong but I am still ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you are certainly correct. Do warm saline gargle three to four times a day. Your dentist should have taken an x-ray before filling it. Please take tablet Sporidex (Cephalexin) 500 mg 1 tablet twice after meals for five days, Metrogyl ER 1 tablet twice after me...  Read Full »

Severe tooth pain with large cavity is disturbing my sleep. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a severe toothache that prevents me from sleeping and eating, and there is a big hole in my teeth. I am currently using Tylenol.  Read Full »

Dr. Geeth Sadasivam


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for describing your dental pain. It clearly indicates that the tooth is visibly decayed and gone deeper to involve the nerves and blood vessels of that particular tooth. Ideally, there will be sensitivity if the first two layers of the tooth are affected (enamel ...  Read Full »

Is root canal treatment or extraction really necessary for a broken tooth?

Query: A small piece of my tooth broke off 2 weeks ago and I feel pain since 1 week. Pain is getting worse. I went to a dentist today and he took a xray. After looking at the xray for 30sec he said there are only 2 options: root canal treatment or extraction. Is this really necessary? What is your opionion...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad


Answer: Dear Patient -I saw your attachment and understand your concern. -The thing is when a part of tooth breaks of you are generally left with these 2 options only so yes your dentist is right. -If it would have been a small portion broken off i.e not reaching pulp then it was possible to go for core bui...  Read Full »

Why is one side of my tooth missing?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a tooth that is missing one side of it. The tooth next to it grew crooked and become impacted. I had pain last week while drinking water. I did not discover the side missing till today. I am in a lot of pain now and nothing is helping. My wisdom tooth got removed four years ago. Pl...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If it is painful, then it means that the root of the tooth is infected. It will need any of the following treatments. Root canal treatment followed by crown placement over it, which may also require a post if the tooth is badly broken. The second option is an extraction ...  Read Full »

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