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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My 11-year-old son got two different opinions about his dental issue. How to opt for the right one?

Query: Hi doctor,My son is 11 years old. He got a dental checkup last week. I received two different opinions on his issue of what is showing on his X-rays. I am concerned about it. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please be calm. See as per my interpretation, there seems to be an additional canal in the molar which is either separated or isolated. I suggest you please have RVG (radiovisiography) or CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) of the molar for clarification.  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 extract...  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 »

Is tooth fused to jaw bone commonly seen?

Query: Hi doctor, During a recent extraction of 9 teeth, the dentist said that my right upper back molar had attached itself to the bone. When he tried to extract it a piece of my jaw bone cracked off, pierced the sinus cavity and punctured an artery. Blood spurted everywhere and they frantically applied p...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The tooth must have been ankylosed, which means fused to the bone. Also, it must have been really close to an artery and the laceration of which caused the hemorrhage. But, there is nothing to worry. Even though this is uncommon, the wound will heal. Use Betadi...  Read Full »

After extraction, I lost prominence on the left side of my face, impacting my jaw appearance and facial height. Does tooth extraction cause facial asymmetry?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a surgical extraction of my wisdom tooth. After six months, I lost prominence on the left side of my face, impacting my jaw appearance and facial height. I also have pain, unilateral chewing, dry mouth, headaches, and bad breath. My acquaintance has also noticed my facial changes. P...  Read Full »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Jaw pain, swelling, difficulty in opening the mouth are commonly present for a few days after the surgical extraction of wisdom tooth. Healing depends on the type of impaction, bone coverage, or traumatic extraction. Bad breath occurs due to difficulty in mouth opening wh...  Read Full »

My Root canal-treated tooth had an incomplete filling which led to infection. Is it advisable to do a re-RCT or extraction?

Query: Hi doctor, I underwent dental treatment twice, which resulted in incomplete fillings and infection near and around the bones. At first, the doctor said the tooth might decay and should be extracted in time because it affects branching nerves and teeth. Besides that, as I was younger, the doctor advi...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I suggest you take a radiograph and consult me for further details. Also, take an orthopantomogram to verify the position of the nerves. Then do take antibiotics and pain killers for three days. Then continue with the procedure. If it cannot be re-treated with RCT (root c...  Read Full »

Is it normal that I have two holes after getting the wisdom tooth extracted?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my wisdom tooth extracted one day before, and there are two holes in the tooth removal region. One of them looks completely opened, and I do not know if the stitches got ripped or stitch was present or not. Now I am worried about having food as I do not want it to get inside them...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Do not touch or feel the wound in any way as the wound may get infected, and you may develop a dry socket. Eat only liquid or in the form of shakes for a day or two. Also, avoid hot, spicy, or hard foods, and 24 hours ...  Read Full »

After my wisdom tooth extraction, I got the socket packed with eugenol, which has become loose and lifts with my tongue. Do I have a dry socket?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my furthest back molar on my bottom left side removed two days back, and on the following day, the clot had gone, and I booked an appointment to get it seen. I informed the doctor I had pain in the area, but I did not have any acute pain. I just wanted to get it sorted out becaus...  Read Full »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Usually, after the extraction of a wisdom tooth, swelling, pain, and difficulty in opening the mouth are common. Healing depends upon the extraction procedure too, so if you are a smoker or have any habits, it can alter the healing process. Any activities like pullin...  Read Full »

Is it true? Tooth Infection may cause redness below the eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have about six broken teeth. They are a mess. I am so scared of the dentist, but I need to see one. I am in constant pain all the time. I have had two abscesses in the last six months. I had eye infections as well on the same side. I am sure that it is connected. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, the tooth infection can cause redness below the eyes. Please go to a dentist soon, and there is no need to fear as dentists are very smooth and painless in their treatment methods, and you will not even know it. If the tooth is restorable and you can afford it,...  Read Full »

A piece of instrument broke inside my tooth during root canal treatment of my upper back tooth. Should I continue with the treatment or undergo extraction?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a lot of pain in my upper back tooth. A few months ago, my dentist told me that I needed a root canal for that tooth. She did the first part of the root canal treatment and then kept canceling my appointments. I finally got an appointment for the second part of the root canal, bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Nazima Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A small part of the cleaning instrument usually breaks inside the tooth if the canal is very narrow. If the procedure is completed in a short period, it serves as a good sealer depending on the position of the broken instrument, but I think it will take a long time for...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing dental issues for a long time and want to remove all my teeth. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male, and since the age of ten, I have had mouth issues. I have been to a dentist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and both said that my teeth are fine, but I have had issues with my mouth and teeth all my life. They hurt, and I want them all to be removed. Wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to you, all of your teeth are causing some pain. I advise you to take an orthopantomogram (OPG). Verify for any dental caries, abscess, periodontal issues, cyst, or other infection. In case of any infection or dental caries, go for that treatment of the same ...  Read Full »

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