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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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My upper wisdom teeth cut into my cheeks and I have severe pain and swelling. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, One of my wisdom teeth on top started cutting into my cheek over the weekend. It had poked through over a year ago and I have not had any pain until now. The pain was not that bad on the first day I noticed, but yesterday it started to hurt badly even if I ate or moved my mouth too muc...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The infection you are suffering from is quite common and is called pericoronitis. Since your infection from the wisdom tooth is now starting to involve further areas with limited mouth opening and sore throat, it means tha...  Read Full »

I have a tiny white lump near lower wisdom tooth. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I refused to get my wisdom teeth taken out, and now there is a tiny white lump next to my bottom left wisdom tooth that feels like the meat moving out of the way for another tooth, but it just looks like a white bump. Is this a sign of something serious? Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Please send an image of the respective lesion. The third molar comes in the last. Sometimes it creates problems during the eruption. You did not even tell me if you have any pain or not. kindly follow below suggestions, Do not eat too hot or ...  Read Full »

My wisdom tooth is coming out and causing pain. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. I have a dental issue. My wisdom tooth is coming out and it is a bit painful. Although the pain has reduced, I guess there is an infection. There is a cyst underneath my jaw.  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, regarding the swelling, which you assume to be a cyst could be a lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph node). It shows that there is some inflammation or infection process going on. Regarding the wisdom tooth, if it has space and is in a correct position, it will...  Read Full »

I noticed a red spot near my wisdom tooth. What could it be?

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 »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 tooth...  Read Full »

My wisdom tooth in the lower back region has turned brown and emanates a foul smell. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a wisdom tooth in the lower back region of my mouth. I have a cut in my gums close to the wisdom tooth, and the tooth is starting to turn brown. I brush my teeth regularly, but there is a foul smell. Why does my mouth smell? How to prevent my mouth from smelling?  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. If your tooth is turning brown, it could be due to decay in your tooth, leading to a bad smell. I would suggest you consult a dentist and get evaluated. In case of decay, the tooth has to be treated with filling or ro...  Read Full »

Is the pain in my jaw due to an impacted tooth or overfilling?

Query: Hi doctor, Approximately six weeks ago, I got niggling wisdom teeth pain. The left top and bottom wisdom teeth were breaking through the gums. I got sudden pain which was severe in intensity around the back of my mouth and the lower left side. It got aggravated especially on chewing and radiating to...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern about your tooth pain. The first reason as per my opinion is the pressure created multiple periapical damages because of the third molar rather than the nerve of the next tooth root, as you have more than o...  Read Full »

What is the reason for yellow-colored stuff in the tooth socket post extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my wisdom teeth removed three weeks ago and on the third day, it felt like I ripped my stitching. A few days later it was bothering me so I put my finger in my mouth and I felt an opening along where the stitching should be. So I decided to feel the other side to compare that s...  Read Full »

Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern regarding dental health. In this condition, I would strongly like to suggest you to consult your dentist again for a clinical examination of the affected area and condition of it for better results. She will examine the area in which you...  Read Full »

I have pain in the wisdom tooth area while chewing. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My gums near the area where the wisdom tooth should grow started feeling painful, but not much. Whenever I chew near that area, it would hurt. I thought of myself, it is probably because my wisdom tooth is coming out (as there was a sort of bulge where my wisdom tooth should come out)....  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems like your wisdom tooth is on the way, but wisdom tooth does not erupt easily. They will take time and phases to erupt, so you will have to face this pain and swelling in some phases, maybe accompanied by fever even. Do salt water gargling. I would suggest t...  Read Full »

My wisdom tooth is erupting, gums are swollen and painful. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wisdom teeth have been coming in, and they hurt a lot once in a while. But this time at first my gums were swollen, and then I started to get a bump in my gums, and today I woke up and the bump was huge, with a kind of yellow color in color and it is so painful. What is it? And wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. I have seen the picture you have attached along with the complaint (attachment removed to protect patient identity). 2. The bump or swelling which you got is because of the wisdom tooth only. 3. This is nothing but the infection in the gums between the wisdom to...  Read Full »

Is the recurring pain on my left lower tooth due to a gum infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a reccurring pain in my tooth. It feels like I am chewing something with my gums. The pain lasted for a few days and then went away. A few months later pain arose. I do not know if it is just because of my wisdom tooth which started developing in my mouth or if it is a gum in...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Thampy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. Eruption time for wisdom teeth is 17 to 25 years. As per the picture, there is no space for your wisdom tooth to come out into the oral cavity. It might be in an abnormal position (inclined) inside the bone. During the attempt of eruptio...  Read Full »

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