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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I am having jaw pain with swollen face after tooth extraction. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my tooth out a few days back because of pain that has been going on since I have had an absess for over a year and not been treated, my face is swollen on the one side and my jaw is very painful I have lost so much weight since my tooth has been removed and I am in so much pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Pain after an extraction is quite normal for the next 3 to 5 days. However, the intensity of pain comes down each day. Please take the prescribed medicines without skipping and follow the instructions given by...  Read Full »

Is there a technologically advanced way of extracting the teeth of an 80-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, Is there a technologically advanced way of extracting the teeth? Is it advisable to extract the teeth of an 80-year-old? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The only successful technique is one with hands and forceps that all dentists follow. Other than that is not practiced widely. You can get knowledge from a multi-specialty clinic. Yes, it is advisable to remove the teeth of an 80-year-old patient, but if there is any...  Read Full »

How do I replace a lower second molar after its extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, How do I replace a lower second molar being extracted? They told me the solution was autotransplantation. What should I do? Can braces fix this problem if they extract this second and third molar? Can braces replace this space? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have lost your second molar tooth. The second molar is the most important tooth for grinding our food. This is good that you have a third molar; with the support of the first and third molar, you can go for a three-unit dental bridge. The second option is a de...  Read Full »

I have a decayed tooth, and I have been experiencing pain in that tooth after undergoing dental treatment. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I visited a dentist because of the pain in my tooth. She started doing the procedure but am not sure if she was doing that correctly. She anesthetized me thrice but I could still feel the pain. I am not satisfied with her treatment. Please suggest what to do. Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. The medication the dentist puts inside the tooth is used for necrotizing any remaining nerves inside the roots and also sanitizing them. It is called Formocresol. In such an infected cavity that causes pain, nerve...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for a cyst on my root canal-treated tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have the first upper molar root canal treated 15 years ago. It has undergone two root canals treatment but does it seem incomplete? I did a CBCT and it shows a cyst and sinusitis although I have not that much pain. I am 41 and the dentist told me that I have bone resorption at the up...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to At first, I appreciate you because you have so much awareness of your oral health. The life span of normal root canal treated tooth is 5 to 6 years. If you have 15-year-old treated tooth, it means you are so health conscious and take care of your oral hygiene. My opi...  Read Full »

I suffer from a toothache for which my dentist advised multiple extractions and root canals. Should I do it now or later?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from dental issues like a toothache. I consulted a dentist, who suggested a complete overhaul where he would extract around 15 teeth and perform a root canal on other teeth. Should all this be done within one month? Due to some obligations, I would have to move out after ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to An X-ray of your upper and lower teeth would have helped to give my opinion. However, if your dentist says so many teeth cannot be saved, they may be decayed or periodontally compromised. So if you are away for six months at a stretch, then ask the dentist to perform tr...  Read Full »

I extracted my teeth a week ago, and it still pain even after taking medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I extracted my teeth a week ago. But I am still in pain from that teeth extraction though I am taking medicine. There is bad blood coming from that area. What is causing the problem, and in how many days will it will get resolved?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the wound is not healed due to the loss of blood clot from the extraction site and gets infected, it may cause intense pain and a bad smell. This condition is called dry socket condition. You will have to use warm salt water gargle three times a day and also tak...  Read Full »

My daughter has psychosis after dental extraction and was on Olanzapine tablet, which was discontinued due to irregular heartbeat and low oxygen. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My 17-year-old daughter has had psychosis for the past five weeks since she had dental surgery. She never had a psychotic episode during previous dental extractions. She is currently in a mental health facility and was on tablet Olanzapine for a few days. It was discontinued because she h...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The tablet Olanzapine is one of the best antipsychotic drugs. Olanzapine does not cause low oxygen and irregular heartbeat. I suggest your daughter continue the tablet after consulting a physician, and if required the doctor might suggest a...  Read Full »

I have a decayed tooth since the past three years which needs to be extracted now. What can I do to save my tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am very worried regarding my recent appointment. I have been very neglectful over the last three years and am yet to go to the dentist. I have been informed I have very bad decay and will require fillings and potential tooth extraction. I have been advised to stop the sugar intake and t...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through your question. First, if you are asking about smoking, I might tell you it is not a good habit. The second thing is that your oral health condition of cavities is not because of smoking but because you neglect to brush and...  Read Full »

How to manage a piece of bone that has protruded through the gums?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a tooth extraction after having Zoledronic infusions. A few weeks back, a small piece of bone protruded through my gums. It caused ulcers on my tongue. I took two courses of Amoxicillin. My dentist tried to pull the bone before realizing that it was fused with my bone. I was told...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Answer: Hi,Welcome to mention whether you have Paget's disease or osteoporosis. It is not a good sign to have bone exposure or protrusion. You did not mention the exact site. I assume that it is present on the lower tooth. Please mention whether the protruded bone came out through the soc...  Read Full »

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