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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
My lower teeth were extracted recently due to recurrent infections. However, there is still pain despite taking painkillers. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I had two bottom teeth removed five days ago, and it still hurts from the jawbone to the place where the teeth were removed. I had them extracted as I had an infection, and the tooth was broken, causing recurrent infections. I had taken Amoxicillin at that time. In addition, the gums were... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Do not worry; it seems like a post-operative infection or delayed tissue healing. Even a food lodgement at the extraction site can delay healing. So, I suggest you to continue your medications for three to five day... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, About two weeks ago, I bit something that cracked my first molar, bottom left. Over the next two days, the sensitivity worsened, mainly drinking fluids hot or cold, though it was painful if I chewed food on it, and I went to the dentist to think a filling had fallen out. He diagnosed ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that the tooth can be saved, and there can be many options like RCT (root canal treatment) with crowns, pins, and post and core. I suggest you, please share a picture of the involved tooth for the best treatment. Read Full »
Is sedation necessary to get second molar extracted?
Query: Hello doctor, I am getting my second molar extraction tomorrow morning. It has a vertical fracture, and unfortunately, a root canal cannot fix it because it is on the side of the tooth. I went to the oral surgeon for the evaluation, and he seemed very competent and explained the process and what wo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have two advantages. First is, an oral surgeon is doing the surgery who is the most competent dentist to perform an extraction. Secondly, sedation is a painless phenomenon that is better than GA. So do not worry. Get your tooth extracted and take full precau... Read Full »