The third and the final four molar teeth that humans get in their early twenties are called wisdom teeth. If they get erupted in the right place, they help in chewing food. But in most cases, due to lack of place in the jaws, these teeth do not erupt or partially erupt or are positioned wrong.
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I have a chronic dull pain in my wisdom tooth region. How to cure it?
Query: Hi doctor, My wisdom tooth has been coming out for two years now, and there has always been a dull pain, but sometimes it gets really bad, and my teeth cut into my cheeks. On days like these, I cannot eat anything or have anything that has too much salt; otherwise, the cuts start to sting. I also ge... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You need to either get one from either side removed or take painkillers until your exam is over. Extraction will not make you ill; you need to spend a day only, and you can do your regular work after a single day. I hope my answer will help you... Read Full »
Why is the area around my last tooth swollen?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having a swelling around my tooth. Also, one side of the wisdom tooth is infected. I feel pain over the area. What to do? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The swelling is mainly due to infection around the wisdom tooth due to food lodgement behind it.It is called pericoronitis, which has two solution. One is you can take antibiotics and painkillers to reduce the swelling and then do a small flap surgery to remove the overha... Read Full »
I have a slanted wisdom tooth pushing against my second molar. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have a wisdom tooth growing slanted, as it is pushing against my molar, and I have not been able to get it out yet. I just noticed that the swelling on my gums (my dentist is already aware of swelling) has a cut now that is red, and a part of it is a little gray. It does not hurt unl... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. The wisdom tooth is the problem. The cut and swelling are due to the wisdom tooth only. However, it may harm you as it will infect the molar near it, and there will be a cavity in the future, and the only option for... Read Full »
Why do I feel that my teeth got misaligned suddenly, resulting in pain while chewing?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 28 years old, and suddenly, I feel my teeth got malaligned, and it hurts when I chew. Also, the way I speak has changed since then. What could be the cause of this? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The most common cause for your sudden feeling of change of alignment and pain is the eruption of the wisdom tooth or teeth. It could be the wisdom tooth, especially in the lower jaw, which tries to erupt and push the neighboring teeth to give... Read Full »
Is it necessary to take antibiotics to cure wisdom tooth infection?
Query: Hello doctor, My wisdom tooth may be infected, the side of my face is numb and swollen. Are antibiotics necessary for its cure? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. As per your history, it seems to me that you are having acute pericoronitis. You need to take antibiotics like tablet Nigox OZ (Ofloxacin and Ornidazole) twice a day for five days. Tablet Lyser D (Diclofe... Read Full »
I have swollen gums that cover my wisdom tooth and cause pain. How do I treat it?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a mildly swollen area in the back of my mouth, right above one of my wisdom teeth. It seems like the gum behind it has moved above the tooth, and there is a small white pimple on it. This leads to pain when swallowing. I have used Listerine for the past few days, but I feel this h... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I can understand your concern about your pain and tooth-related issues. It seems to me like pericoronitis. It is a condition because of inflammation of the gums or even infection of the gum that comes between the t... Read Full »
What are the causes of white spots around wisdom teeth?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 24-years-old. I noticed white spots and a line around my wisdom teeth approximately three to four months back, getting slightly bigger than before. My dentist advised me to get my right wisdom tooth removed, and I have had a cracked tooth on the same side for almost two years. The... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and can understand your concern. After analyzing the images you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's privacy), I suspect the whitish areas might be due to; 1) An impact of the amalgam (silver) filling in the particular ... Read Full »
How to resolve my wisdom tooth pain before getting it extracted?
Query: Hello doctor, I have horizontally impacted wisdom tooth. I have an appointment to get them removed. But I started getting pain in the lower left base of my head. I think my tooth has got infected. I could see right into my lower left wisdom tooth, and I am keeping it as clean as possible with brush... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding dental health. The occurrence of pain is very common in an impacted wisdom tooth. That is very good that you are keeping it clean as much as possible in multiple ways. But, if your pain is too much, then go for the dosage of antibio... Read Full »
I noticed a red spot near my wisdom tooth and I am worried about erythroplakia or oral cancer. Please advise.
Query: Hello doctor, I noticed a red spot near my wisdom tooth two days ago. I am worried about erythroplakia or oral cancer. I do not know for how long the spot has been present, it seems to rest over the lower wisdom tooth when the mouth closes. I have attached the pictures below, please advise. Thank y... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the attached pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), they are not so clear. If you have only observed the spot recently, then do not worry it is nothing chronic and looks more like an ulcer due to pericoronitis or wisdom toot... Read Full »
How to treat swollen gum near the molar?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I have got a swelling in gums near the area of wisdom tooth for the past three days. Now, it is paining a lot. Please prescribe any medicine. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read through your complaint and the relevant details. The swelling of the gums is because of the infection around the erupting wisdom tooth. Also, there will be clogged food particles within the gums in that region. To get rid of the pain, I suggest tablet Ketor... Read Full »