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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Why are the gums lose around my teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. It feels like my front six teeth are clicking. I saw a bit of blood whilst brushing my teeth, so flossed more rigorous than usual and now I feel like they are moving. My gums look healthy and I swilled with salt water as it is supposed to be good for healing. 7 years ag...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should keep using salt water gargle as much as possible. Some mobility is common for a person who had braces in the past. Do not floss too much or too deep. Wisdom tooth eruption causes mobility all over the teeth due to its constant pushing forward. Do not worry too...  Read Full »

Does my dental X-ray show any cavity?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got a dental x-ray done today. I got a root canal on the upper second tooth from the canine. Please go through my dental x-ray and inform about cavities if any.  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to tell you that OPG - orthopantomogram x-ray is not the most reliable investigation for diagnosing cavities. The reason is that it is a larger x-ray of the whole oral cavity, which is great for studying the relation between teeth and bones. Unless the cavity...  Read Full »

Is the removal of all wisdom teeth safe?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an infection in my lower left wisdom teeth. The doctor drained my operculum and suggested to get all four wisdom teeth removed. I am freaked out, because the lower ones are not completely erupted. I have attached my x-ray. Can you please tell me whether it is safe to do this proce...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Both lower wisdom teeth are impacted; they have to be removed, as and when required (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You can get the tooth removed of upper and lower on the same side causing pain. If you only remove lower once, then the upper teeth will n...  Read Full »

Can I wait a week before I go to the dentist for an impacted wisdom tooth?

Query: If i have an impacted wisdom tooth can I wait a week before going to a dentist? I’m 16 and there’s pain every so often but it isn’t unbearable. no wisdom teeth ever being removed or anything, my dentist told me last year that I would need them removed at some point in the future. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your Dentist - I went through your query and attached image , Am very sorry for the discomfort. As a Specialist am here to help you. The image depicts inflammation due to errupting Third molar in lower jaw but the whitist area looks like an Ulcer due to trauma ...  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 »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

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 Ketorol DT (K...  Read Full »

I have a hole in the gums where the wisdom tooth was extracted. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had my wisdom tooth removed about two weeks ago and they had put dissolvable stitches. When I looked into my mouth today, the stitches are gone and there is a big hole there. Is that normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Wisdom tooth removal is a surgical procedure that requires suturing. Suturing can be done with resorbable (dissolvable) or non-resorbable materials. Yours is the dissolvable type as you have mentioned. The advantages of this type of suturing are: They resorb on thei...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to soothe jaw and throat pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a lump on the back side of lower gums. It is only on the left side. It is causing ridiculous amounts of pain when chewing and swallowing. It is causing discomfort down the side of my jaw and throat. Also, I have some swelling on that side. I have an appointment with my dentist. But...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. By your description, it seems to be pericoronitis that is an infection caused just above the area where your wisdom tooth is erupting. This happens due to the pocket formed at the corner of the mouth where liquid and food debris get seep into the erupting site and caus...  Read Full »

What is the sign of wisdom tooth eruption?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 17 years old. I am experiencing pain at the back of my right lower gum. I guess it is due to a growing wisdom tooth. I already have a grown wisdom tooth on the left side, which is healthy and I never felt the need to get it removed. I also find it hard to chew, my jaw hurts upon ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaaruni Jain

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have mentioned, you are experiencing pain at the back of your right lower gum, and think it may be due to growing wisdom teeth. I advise that you wait for the tooth to erupt. Usually, wisdom teeth start to erupt at the age of 17-25 years. It may take a while...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for a whitish mark on the inner cheek.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a whitish mark on the inner cheek. I am also experiencing pain in the wisdom tooth. I used to eat betel nuts, but now I have stopped it. How to get this treated?  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding to dental health. In such case, I would like to tell you that these are precancerous lesions of white lines on buccal mucosa due to the habit of chewing betel nuts. It can be OSMF (oral submucus fibrosis - rigid jaw and muscles and ...  Read Full »

I have pressure throughout my jaw and headaches due to wisdom teeth. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have problems with my wisdom teeth for a while now. But since a month I got it worse and I feel a strong pressure throughout my jaw, headaches and problem sleeping. I really need to take them out. My question/concern is that I am really afraid about nerve damage from the procedure. H...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and also seen the attached X-ray. As a specialist, I am ready to help you. Yeah as you have all 4 thirdmolar impacted I can understant how painful it can be and the level of uncomfortable state you are at. Kindly do not worry so-much any su...  Read Full »

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