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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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 »

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

Query: Hello I was due to have my upper left wisdom tooth taken out last Friday, but my dentist has been closed due to the Corona Virus. I had an x-ray done on my last visit and my dentist said it was a very awkward tooth to remove and not straight forward. I am in a lot of pain at the moment as my wisdo...  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Dentist

Answer: Dear Patient, -I read your complete writing and I totally understand your concern, your mouth opening is really less now, I am sorry for the pain you are bearing. -The first thing you need to do urgently after reading this kindly begin warm water salt rinse 5-6 times a day.It will surely relax your ...  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 »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

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 ove...  Read Full »

How is wisdom tooth pain treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in major pain now. I noticed that my wisdom tooth is coming in about a week and a half ago. Since then I have been having this pain in the lower corner of my left mouth. It is located right where the gums and my mouth meet and resembles a cut. It is a slit with yellow and white ou...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your pain occurs due to the infected gingiva surrounding the wisdom tooth. It is called pericoronitis. You need to start on antibiotics immediately along with painkillers. Go show it to a dentist soon who will either recommend you to extract the tooth or ...  Read Full »

Why do I have swelling behind my last tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a slight swelling on the skin in my mouth near my back teeth. It is slightly bigger than the other side. It has been there since three days. Though it does not hurt, there is some irritation when I eat or drink. I am not aware whether I bumped it while brushing. If so, then it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you are having infection in the area and it got swollen. It may be due to food impaction or decay in the area. You should ask your dentist to either do a small surgery to remove the inflamed flap or just some cleaning of the area might be enough...  Read Full »

Can partially erupted wisdom tooth cause face pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 weeks pregnant. I am having pain on the right side of my face. I have one half erupted wisdom tooth. Could it be the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Shwetha Hegde

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain in the back tooth of your lower jaw could probably be from the wisdom tooth. You are 32 weeks pregnant it means that you are in your third trimester of pregnancy. During the third trimester any form of dental treatment is not performed. The reason for this is that ...  Read Full »

Why is my gum swollen at the back?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a swollen gum at the back of my last tooth on my left side. It feels like a new teeth is coming up and the pain sometimes extends to ear also. I can remember that I got this pain few years back on my right side and it went away by itself. What should I do now? What is the reason...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It must be wisdom tooth eruption happening. As the tooth makes its place to come out, you are getting pain. Tooth breaks open through the gums, so there is swelling in the gum. Do lukewarm saline mouth rinse three to four times daily. If the pain is unbearab...  Read Full »

Can you die from pericoronitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with pericoronitis on the upper left side molar tooth four weeks ago. I took Amoxicillin for one week and the inflammation went down in the gum area. During that time, I had pain in my gum area and that would radiate to my head sometimes. I heard that the headach...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel sorry for the health issues you faced. After thorough review of your health query I want to add here that there is no chance of brain infection when taking a wisdom tooth and getting infected from upper left side as you mentioned in detail about pericoronitis. If w...  Read Full »

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