Wisdom Tooth Extraction

In cases where the wisdom tooth does not erupt in the correct position or only erupt partially or do not erupt at all, it requires extraction. As the four wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth, they are often misplaced. If they are partially or totally embedded inside the jaws (impacted), then the surrounding bone has to be removed to extract the teeth, which is called impaction.

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Why did I get a small patch of tissue on my second molar post wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, Approximately one week ago, I had my wisdom teeth removed. On my lower left, I have a dry socket, which I am getting treated for via packing (at least I think that is what it is called). On the right side, healing is just fine, however, I noticed some white stuff lodged in the gum. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Arora

Dentist, Oral Implantologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As it is just one week of wisdom teeth extraction, the white stuff seems to be most probably healing tissue only. It is a normal appearance of healing tissue post-extraction. A white patch of irritated gum can be due to injury or ulceration that can be due to accidenta...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for severe pain in the site of extracted wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a severe pain at the end of my upper left Jaw, exactly where my wisdom tooth was removed two years ago. I have an x-ray of the area to show as well. Toothache starts in the morning everyday, since about five days. I do not have blood pressure, diabetes, or any other major issue...  Read Full »

Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist, Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your attachment. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The medication you are taking are right and oral hygiene measures also to the point. I want to know a few more details about your site of concern. Do you have any injury or any k...  Read Full »

Will wisdom tooth come down to the empty space in lower jaw?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my last molar extracted about a year ago, and never had my top wisdom teeth pulled. Is it possible for my wisdom tooth to try to come down in the empty space that the molar was extracted? I have a swollen jaw and slight pain when touched.  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl Fredrick


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. When a tooth is extracted, the opposing tooth tends to compensate by over erupting, since there is no stop for the tooth to rest on. This is called as supra eruption. From your query and the details provided, it looks like your upper wisd...  Read Full »

I have a pimple-like dot in the molar region with no pain. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I have noticed two little white pimple-like dots next to my molar tooth on the cheek and there is no pain. I was wondering what it could be and if it is serious?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is your lower wisdom tooth removed? It seems to be a mild epithelial injury which occurs during chewing at the corner of jaws where last wisdom teeth meet. No need to worry about it, as it usually will go away on its own in a week or two. Use warm salt water gargle ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of metallic taste in mouth post wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hi doctor, I just got all four of my wisdom teeth removed two days before and I have a bad taste in my mouth that tastes like sour dough but more like metallic. There is not really any pain there, my jaw is just sore from being held open for about an hour but the taste has been happening for about...  Read Full »

Dr. Akmal Abdelmalek

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very strange that you have all your wisdom teeth removed at the age of 14. These teeth normally start to erupt or come through at the age of 18 years or later when they start to cause trouble and we think of getting them out. Anyway, if you had all the four rem...  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 »

How long does the pain last after wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I had all four impacted wisdom teeth out a week ago. The pain has been absolutely horrible which I knew it would be. However, my left side has healed very well, is no longer swollen with minimal sensitivity. Now my right side is still as swollen as day two or three. It is hard, sensi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Menon


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me explain a few things first. Wisdom tooth, first of all, can be fully erupted, partially erupted or totally unerupted, sometimes lying deep within the bone. The swelling of the extraction site depends on the amount of bone removal to take the tooth out. It is n...  Read Full »

Why has the post-extraction swelling not reduced?

Query: Hi doctor, A couple of months ago, I took out my lower wisdom tooth. There were complications and my inferior alveolar nerve was compressed during the extraction. I dealt with lip and chin numbness for over a month and I still have swelling below my chin in the jaw and neck area. It looks like a dou...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does not seem to be like plain fluid, but hard to say without a picture. Do you have pain or fever? I would suggest using anti-inflammatory agents and antibiotics if you have pain or fever. I know you have used antibiotics before, but I am not sure which ones. Somet...  Read Full »

I have pain in the left side last tooth. Is it gingivitis?

Query: Hello doctor, One week ago, I started feeling pain in the mouth in the left side last tooth. The pain was so severe that I was unable to open mouth and also ulcer over that area was not visible to the doctor (GP). He advised me to take Becosules, Rubifol, and Zocon DT for five days. I started takin...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Laxminarayan Iyer


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your problems. The symptoms and line of treatment you have described points to be normal. Though you can take painkillers as per your requirement, I advise you to not to stop the antacid (Rabeprazole and Domperidone in many cases) as they may...  Read Full »

Is extraction the correct option for wisdom tooth decay?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from tooth decay of my third molar. Should I go for extraction? Or is there any way to save my tooth?  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl Fredrick


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and I have studied your x-ray. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The tooth is divided into the crown part and the root part. The tooth structure till the bone level from top is called the crown and beyond that is root. More...  Read Full »

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