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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Both sides of my teeth do not come in contact with biting. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, About 2.5 years ago I put extreme pressure on my back teeth by mistake, and they are now slightly pushed into my gums. Just a week ago, I noticed my upper right wisdom tooth and the tooth next to it were growing a bit crooked, so I decided to move them back myself gradually. I started get...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Thampy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel you have to get a full check up done of your upper and lower jaw. Upper right wisdom tooth erupts between 17 to 25 years. But, if there is no space for it to erupt then they come out crooked. Pain can also result if the wisdom tooth is not erupting in the normal pa...  Read Full »

After wisdom tooth extraction, I have irritation in the nerve of the head. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain like irritation of the nerve on the left side of the head exactly on the left temple, in the left jaw, in front of the ear, back and around the ear, below the left jaw, which radiates to the left side of the neck. The pain is constant and irritating. Doing jaw movements hel...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This pain is related to the nerve damage during the tooth removal. This will subside over the next 2 to 4 weeks. I suggest you try taking tablet Pregabalin 75 mg, twice daily for relief. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicine...  Read Full »

Why do I have difficulty opening my mouth after wisdom tooth removal?

Query: Hi doctor, Eight days ago, my top right wisdom tooth was removed. Now, I am struggling to open my mouth or jaw. I can talk, but eating is difficult. When I went back to the dentist, he said there was a little hole in the extraction site and filled it with a paste. He also gave me antibiotics. The pa...  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There may be a problem with the socket itself, which has not healed properly. If you cannot eat, then it is not a good sign. You need to ask your doctor to take an x-ray of the socket once. Also, there may be chances that the anesthesia is still working in the mouth ...  Read Full »

Can we take a painkiller after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor, I took Covaxin vaccine three days back. I was having pain with my wisdom tooth and got it removed today morning. The dentist asked me if I had COVID, diabetes or BP. I did not have any disease so, I told him no. But after the dentist gave me the pain killer, I told him that I took Covaxin...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhra Mondal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can see that there was negligence from your side in providing your medical history to the consulting physician during or after the procedure. However, there is no harm in accepting that. Your doctor is right about what he mentioned about the pain. Now that we are ...  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 »

Is it acceptable to remove all wisdom teeth if they pose a problem in the future?

Query: Hi doctor, My bottom right wisdom tooth is barely breaking through my gums. However, in the x-ray, it looks like it already erupted. Is it possible for the x-ray not to have gotten my wisdom tooth when taking the picture? The wisdom tooth on the bottom left has already fully erupted. I do feel the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Praveen Kumar Tuppad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The x-ray you have enclosed (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) seems to be showing only your upper right wisdom tooth (it has a decay). You may hear a different opinion from different dentists. We sometimes advise treating the wisdom tooth with a ro...  Read Full »

Why do I feel there is a bone in the extracted site?

Query: Hi doctor, A week ago, I had all of my wisdom teeth removed. Three are healing fine, but my bottom left feels and looks like bone. I am not sure whether the bone is visible. It is smooth, but I am concerned about it. My dad, who is not a dentist, think that the gum is growing over it. It is not pain...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. The bone exposure is a common thing after extraction of teeth. But as far as there is no pain, you need not worry about it. May be the extraction was a bit difficult on the lower left wisdom tooth, and the gums...  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 »

Why do I have a hole in the cheek after getting eight teeth extracted?

Query: Hello doctor, I just had eight teeth taken out, and one was a wisdom tooth. After the swelling went down, I noticed a hole. Not where the wisdom tooth was. It is a hole. It is not closing, and I am afraid of food getting in this hole. I cannot get back to my dentist until next week, and I am afraid...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. We will need a clinical examination or a clear picture of that hole to say what exactly could have caused it. A simple guess is, this hole could be from the tooth removal procedures since the procedure was quite extensive. Do not panic. Yo...  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 »

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