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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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 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 »

Why am I having tooth sensitivity in other teeth after extraction of adjacent tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, Six weeks ago, I had tooth #2 pulled. The healing process has been normal as described by my dentist. I am now experiencing temperature sensitivity on tooth #4, which was previously asymptomatic. Even room-temperature liquid hurts. About eight weeks ago, I had the crown on tooth #4 re...  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, your tooth might be sensitive due to the extraction process that happened in the surrounding area. Keep doing saline water mouth rinses. Take a 1/4th teaspoon of salt in a cup of lukewarm water and do its rinses 3 to 4 times a day for a week. If sensitivity goes aw...  Read Full »

Is it fine to have continuous bleeding after tooth removal?

Query: Hello doctor, I left the dentist at 3:45 after getting a big top right molar pulled. It is still bleeding at 6:30. Is that fine?  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is normal. Sometimes it takes 24 hours to get bleeding arrested. Just take a big pack of cotton, place it in the socket, and bite it very tightly. Keep it in this position for like 2 to 3 hours. Do not check in between. After it, remove and then have some icecre...  Read Full »

What can be done for tooth decay associated with pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have tooth decay for the past five weeks and it is causing a lot of pain. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your tooth enamel chipped off, exposing dentin and inner layers of the tooth. This might have opened root nerves too and that is why you are having pain. Start taking tablet Brufen 400 mg twice a day for three days. If the pain gets relieved by it, it means there is no...  Read Full »

Which is the best treatment for badly decayed front teeth in a child?

Query: Hello doctor, My 3.5 years old daughter's upper front four teeth have decayed very badly and our dentist has advised on either root canal treatment or taking them out. Which treatment is best suited overall for my daughter?  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Go for antibiotic coverage and meanwhile get the culprit teeth extracted if it is definitely amongst the first four. These are milk teeth which will come at age of 6. Do not get them extracted together. The one or two causing severe infection should be extracted out. A...  Read Full »

What can be done for toothache related to broken decayed tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past two months, I have had on and off toothache. My gum sometimes hurt. There is a decay where I had broken a tooth and it has just chipped away over the years, is sore as well. I have been taking a lot of Ibuprofen. Is my life going to be in possible jeopardy?  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are not allergic to following medicines, immediately start taking it. Tablet Augmentin 625 mg twice a day for five days, tablet Metronidazole 400 mg twice a day for five days, tablet Brufen 400 mg thrice a day for five days. This will cover your infection. After ...  Read Full »

Pain in a filled tooth

Query: Hello doctor, I had an extraction and an implant placed for tooth ​13 about six weeks ago, and I am supposed to get a crown placed on the implant in about six more weeks. Sadly, apparently due to the change in my bite caused by having number 13 tooth, a bottom tooth broke through an old filling i...  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for giving all appropriate history. Tooth 14 that is having intense pain is indicating for root canal treatment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). If it would be a crack deep down to root you would be having sharp pain when you bite from it, otherw...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to get teeth extracted for orthodontic treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 and currently have all teeth (except wisdom teeth) and braces for 10 months. My teeth are straight at this point but a few very small misalignments that will easily be fixed soon. I have an impacted tooth above my right-side second pre molar on my top row of teeth that is faci...  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Actually, by book, this is the only way the Orthodontist can make your face look symmetrical. Ideally, only four teeth are extracted as described by your dentist on each side of the jaw in crowded teeth but unfortunately, your fifth one is impacted so it has to go too. ...  Read Full »

What can be done for vertical fracture of tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I believe I have broken my right side molar in half vertically. The left side is very loose and I cannot bare any pressure without significant pain. What is the best course of action without insurance and can the tooth be saved?  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the broken part is not causing much pain, try to eat something sticky like wet dates or eclairs type candy or chocolate so the broken part gets removed through it and then follow this antibiotic regime for three days. Tablet Augmentin 625 mg twice a day, tablet Metro...  Read Full »

I feel pain and sensitivity in root canal treated tooth. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a root canal over a year ago, had a cap put on and no problems. A month ago it was pulled off when I ate candy. It was glued back on. Yesterday, the tooth suddenly felt different. It feels sensitive when pressure is applied and sometimes it feels to be throbbing under the cap.  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Throbbing pain or sensitivity in a root canal treated tooth is an indication of re-infection in it. Sometimes the nerves regenerate from the apical end and start causing infection, it may happen due to food stuck around margins of gums for a long time, etc. There are two ...  Read Full »

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