Wisdom Teeth

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 pain in one of my erupting wisdom teeth. Can it get infected?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two wisdom teeth erupting, and I am worried one of them is getting infected on the left side. I am also worried that I might be getting a cavity under the cap of the molar teeth. And I feel that they have to be taken out, as they are 5 to 6 years old. I have attached a photo of the...  Read Full »


Dr. Nisha Ashokkumar Agrawal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query, and I can understand your concern. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Lower left wisdom tooth is out of the arch means erupting buccally. It would have been better if you had attached the x-rays too, but it ...  Read Full »

I have a clicking sound while moving my jaw back and forth. What can I do to stop it?

Query: Hi doctor, When I keep moving my jaw back and forth, a clicking sound occurs. I am 15 years old and not sure if it is normal. I fear that I have a TMJ problem, and I cannot visit a dentist at this moment. I am really stressed, and I need help. It is very addicting, and I cannot stop. What can I do ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good evening. I hope you are well. Thank you for approaching icliniq. I saw your query. I will help you to solve the issue. A clicking sound can be due to temporomandibular disorders. Temporomandibular disorders can be due to the way of chewing and frequently ...  Read Full »

Will upper impacted wisdom tooth cause nasal congestions?

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 25, my height is six feet, and my weight is 72 kg. I have nasal congestion feeling from the age of 20. Sinus surgery was done two years ago. ENT doctors have ruled out that there is no problem in the nose Area. I have four impacted wisdom teeth, unerupted. The upper teeth are h...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your radiology report, I have studied (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) I believe it is not because of the impacted maxillary teeth. A presence of an antral polyp causes obstructions of the nasal passage. An antral polyp is the usual main pr...  Read Full »

Do I need to consult my GP to remove my impacted wisdom tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an impacted wisdom tooth. It is half grown on my gum and half on my cheek. I also have a hole next to it. I went to the dentist, and they gave my higher dosage of antibiotic. The dentist sent a letter last year to the hospital for surgery. This time he resent it and said it would ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The ear and throat pain is definitely due to the impacted lower molar tooth.It is not half grown but only half seen in your gums. The remaining tooth structure is down below inside the bone.Because it is tilted on to one side, it should be pushing the adjacent tooth, and th...  Read Full »

What is the treatment recommended for impacted 38?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed to have mesioangular impacted 38. He recommends removal of that hidden wisdom tooth. He did cleaning and after that my pain has increased.  Initially, I had gum swelling, and it subsided in a few days. Now, I am having shooting pain. I have attached the scan of my pres...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the x-ray and prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have to get your 38 tooth extracted, and that is the only treatment. Do lukewarm saline mouth rinse for around three to four times a day. Consult a dental surgeon and get it remov...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to get my wisdom tooth removed?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it a must to remove wisdom tooth? I have attached an image of my tooth. Kindly advise if it is possible not to remove it.  Read Full »


Dr. Paras Angrish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can make out that the position of your wisdom tooth is not vertical that means, it is not coming at the normal position. My concern is, are you getting any pain in gums area? Is there any uneasiness whil...  Read Full »

How to treat pain and swelling due to a wisdom tooth cutting into the cheek?

Query: Hi doctor,I was planning to remove my upper left wisdom tooth last week. But the dentist was unavailable due to pandemic. I have taken an X-ray on my last visit and my dentist told me that it looks very awkward. I have a lot of pain at this moment as my wisdom tooth is halfway splitting into the sid...  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As your mouth opening is very low, do salt water gargling five to six times a day. It will help to relax your mouth opening. Continue taking antibiotics as prescribed. Have a gap of four to five days and then continue taking antibiotics for an...  Read Full »

I have intense pain in my lower wisdom teeth. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having intense pain in my lower wisdom tooth that is making my neck, shoulder, and head hurt badly. This just started up around 6 PM today. I have been taking Ibuprofen, but nothing is working. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your age, your lower wisdom tooth should be erupting to its position. The pain is due to the soreness of the gums around the tooth as the wisdom tooth erupts. Also, when the upper last molar on that side hits the lower gum region, it causes injury and hence th...  Read Full »

I have certain changes in the mouth. Is it cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I just wanted to know if the attached pictures are suggestive of mouth cancer.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw both the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). They are just normal features seen inside the mouth. The bluish black you see is a blood vessel and the whitish color of the cheeks is just keratinized epithelium. So, do not worry and they are n...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in the site next to the molars?

Query: Next to molars where wisdom teeth grow my gums are white no tooth is visable and when i open my mouth wide it stings in that spot  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Answer: Hello I have gone through your query and attachment. The white area in the wisdom tooth region is because of the gum blanching. Sometimes, the gum blanches and becomes white, prior to tooth eruption in that spot. This blanching and pain could be because of wisdom tooth eruption. This should settle ...  Read Full »

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