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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Could swollen gums surrounding broken molar tooth indicate infection?

Query: Hello doctor, Ten years ago, I had a molar break nearly in half. At that time, I tried to do the correct thing. I went to a clinic and had a temporary filling. I switched jobs within a few months, acquired actual dental insurance and went to a clinic. I got my teeth cleaned, a couple of fillings an...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to show to a dentist itself as the teeth is broken and only a quarter of actual size should be removed. The tooth next to this which has cavity should also be filled or maybe would require root canal treatment. You can delay the crown placement if you do not...  Read Full »

I have severe pain in a broken tooth. Should I get root canal treatment done?

Query: Hello doctor, One of my fillings broke off a week ago and the next day I was in extreme pain. I went to a dentist where she prescribed me Amoxicillin 500 mg and Ibuprofen 800 mg for seven days. A day after my medication was finished I was getting extremely sharp pain in the broken tooth and jaw, i...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are probably having unbearable pain due to the increasing infection below that badly broken tooth. This can be managed by opening up the infection and giving an open dressing to relieve the pain and pressure. Once opened up, the pain subsides and you can wait for...  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

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

My wisdom tooth blood clot came out. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Before eight hours, I got my wisdom tooth out. My mouth was filled with blood. Just 30 minutes ago, a small piece like a blood clot came out of my bottom right socket. When I look at my holes in the mirror, they are all filled with dark blood. Can I get a dry socket? Should I need to go b...  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Banu M

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your socket is filled with blood, there is nothing to worry much. Regarding this socket, I cannot assure you without seeing the image. Maintain your oral hygiene and follow the instructions given by your dentist. Do warm salt water gargling after a day and for the...  Read Full »

I accidentally rinsed my mouth after tooth extraction. Is it fine?

Query: Hello doctor, After tooth extraction surgery, I accidentally rinsed with salt water after two hours of the surgery. Will it effect anything?  Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. No, it will not affect the healing of the tissue unless you rinsed rigorously. You should avoid rigorous rinses or gargles because it will remove the clot of the wound leading to dry socket often time...  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

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 »

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