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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 a supernumerary tooth be extracted under local anesthesia instead of conscious sedation?

Query: Hello doctor,My 11-year-old son has a supernumerary tooth, and we need to extract that tooth. I was told that this procedure needs conscious sedation with periodic monitoring of vitals. But I am afraid of the medications that are used for sedation. Because some medicines will cause side effects like...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sedation is one of the options for the extraction of a supernumerary tooth. The other method is sedation along with general anesthesia. In extraction without sedation, the child should be cooperative, and the parents should console their child at the time of extract...  Read Full »

Could the bleeding and discomfort in the socket of my extracted wisdom tooth extraction be a sign of a post-extraction granuloma?

Query: Hello doctor, I am worried that I have a post-extraction granuloma after getting my wisdom teeth extracted eight days ago. It does not hurt, but it does bleed when I try to clean the socket closer to it with the syringe. I am concerned that it may become infected before I can get a hold of my oral s...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. If there is a granuloma, it should be removed by an oral surgeon immediately after the extraction of the wisdom tooth. However, since it has been eight days post-extraction and the extraction site is painless, then th...  Read Full »

My mother has continuous bleeding after extraction. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother got her tooth pulled out. It has been a few hours now. But still, it is bleeding a lot. She uses a new gauze continuously, but it gets soaked in blood. Is this normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to No, it is not normal if the blood comes out in the same quantity after extraction. Bite down a gauze very hard at the wound for about 45 minutes. If she feels, that the blood is filling her mouth, then she needs to go back to the dentist as soon as possible. Applying ic...  Read Full »

Is swollen and yellowish gum in the extraction site after two weeks normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my first molar removed nearly two weeks ago. It is healing, but I notice a yellowish color inside and my gum around the area is a little swollen. I am not in so much pain. But, it is definitely tender and I just have a slight pain in that area. It was a difficult tooth extractio...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your history, there seems to be a sharp, bony edge there. You need to consult the dentist and get an X-ray done. I suggest you get an osteoplasty done, where the sharp edges would be smoothened. If you do not get the bony spicule smoothened, it will still heal...  Read Full »

I have to remove an infected tooth. Can it alter my facial features?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an infected root canal. It is a molar and it is next to an implant. I really want to pull it due to money. But I cannot afford an implant and I am concerned about facial features if I pull the tooth and let it go without an implant.  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. You can absolutely choose to get the tooth removed in case of financial situations. But what I reckon would be to go for the cheapest replacement options such as a removable partial denture where you still mai...  Read Full »

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Will other teeth shift if I get a tooth removed for braces?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a misalignment and mild crowding of teeth in upper jaw and have bite issues. I have consulted a maxillofacial surgeon and advised tooth removal prior to braces and removed upper left tooth, probably molar tooth, and advised to consult orthodontist for braces. I want to know whe...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. Yes, there will be shifting of teeth to fill the gaps and release the crowding by removing teeth. So you do not need to worry anything about the issue if your orthodontist consulted. The shifting will not...  Read Full »

After my wisdom tooth removal, heavy bleeding occurred. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a wisdom tooth removed five days back. It was bleeding heavily until two days ago, but now the bleeding has mostly gone. But, it bleeds when I brush my teeth. Is there anything to do other than to put padded pressure on the void of the tooth?  Read Full »

Dr. Agrawal Nishaben Ashokkumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Here, I assume that you do not have any bleeding disorder. It seems initial blood clot after the extraction was dislodged due to some reason and the bleeding continued. Yes, putting padded pressure on the socket is the ...  Read Full »

I have a painless broken tooth in the left back region. Help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a broken tooth and have to see my dentist again. The dentist whom I had consulted earlier suggested extraction, but the tooth condition has gotten worse. The tooth is located in the left back region of the jaw and I am not experiencing any pain. I have been waiting for my doct...  Read Full »

Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern regarding your dental health. The probable cause for your condition is a fractured tooth in the left side of the jaw. There is no pain present in the affected tooth. Therefore, you can fall asleep without being anxious. When your dentist call...  Read Full »

Is there a possibilty for the bones to break while removing the roots of the teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it difficult for a dentist to remove the roots of the teeth that are broken off at the gum line? And will it be painful when they do it? I think the ones are teeth 12, 13, 16, 26, and 27. If there are any chances for the bones to get broken while they do it? How will they get the...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not be scared at all. This should be dentist's headache, not yours. All you need to know is that you should take a proper meal at least half an hour before you go for your appointment because after the extraction you will be on a soft diet for a day and should av...  Read Full »

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