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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Got my wisdom teeth out. It is now paining a lot and also have a bad taste in my mouth. Is it due to infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my wisdom teeth out two weeks back. It is now paining a lot, and I also have a bad taste in my mouth. Is it due to infection?  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sadly, Yes! Your history is giving symptoms of post-operative infection. If the pain is sharp just at the socket point, then clean this area thoroughly and start saline water mouth rinses at least 8 times a day for 2 weeks. This is best for the fast healing of the wound...  Read Full »

I have a lot of pain in my erupting left lower wisdom tooth. Any suggestions?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a cluster of white rings near a tooth on the roof of my mouth. My left lower wisdom tooth is coming out, and I have a failed root canal on the same side as the wisdom tooth. I am in a lot of pain, and I cannot eat. I keep biting my cheeks because the left side is swollen. Any s...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.White rings can be due to ulceration or traumatic injury. A clinical examination is a must for ruling out what exactly it is. For the wisdom tooth, I think it is pericoronitis, that is, the inflammation of the gum flap around the wisdom tooth. I would suggest anti-inflammat...  Read Full »

Is dry socket a complication after tooth extraction?

Query: Hi doctor, It has been five days since I got my wisdom tooth pulled out. The extraction took around 45 minutes for that one tooth, and they had to break it into three pieces. The wisdom tooth was impacted. My dentist packed the socket but said that I might have a dry socket. The pain with the pac...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A dry socket is one of the complications of tooth extraction. If the dry socket occurs, it takes seven to 10 days to heal. Do lukewarm saline mouth rinse for three to four days. And continue the medication as advised. Increase protein intake in your diet, avo...  Read Full »

What should I do for the pain in the lower jaw due to horizontally placed wisdom tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in the lower jaw due to a horizontal wisdom tooth. The tooth is completely horizontal. The pain comes and goes on and off. It is a bearable pain. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your attachment (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). Lower wisdom teeth are completely horizontal on both sides, and I understand you must be in severe pain. I would suggest you go for extraction of both the teeth as soon as possible. Delaying m...  Read Full »

I experience mild numbness and also sharp pain where the wisdom tooth was removed.Why is this happening?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. My height is 5'5" and my weight is 140 lbs. I experience mild numbness and sharp pain where the wisdom tooth was removed two years ago, thereby making it hard to eat. Why is this happening?  Read Full »


Dr. Senthil Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Possible reasons for the numbness and sharp pain could be: Any root fragment leftover while removing the tooth. b) Damage to the second molar tooth (tooth just before the wisdom tooth) during the process of surgical removal. c) Cavities (decay) in the upper wisdo...  Read Full »

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 »

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