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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How long does it take for the wisdom tooth socket to close after extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my wisdom teeth removed a week and a half ago (only bottoms). One side has almost completely healed there is only a tiny hole left but on the other side, there is a big hole that food keeps getting stuck in it. I drain it with a syringe every night. I have no pain and I am just ...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl Fredrick


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Healing after tooth extraction takes three to five days. However, complete closure of the socket takes a couple of weeks. The duration of healing depends on the complications faced during extraction. If this tooth was quite challenging an...  Read Full »

Why was a gauze soaked in clove oil placed on the site of wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: I got my wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago , I ran out of my medicine and my mouth in severe pain so I went to place again and got gauze soaked in colver oil put into the holes of my wisdom teeth, the taste is horrible and burns and is making me sick to my stomach , I’m wondering if I can just t...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello , Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your personal Dentist - I went through your query and am deeply sorry for your inconvinience and you have been uncomfortable for these may days. As an Expert I understood exactly what happened, after an extraction we warn the patient of not rinsing vigorously o...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in wisdom tooth extracted site even after 9 days?

Query: Hello doctor, This is the 9th day after wisdom teeth extraction and I still have a painful swollen gland under my jaw.  Read Full »

Dr. Wajid Hassan


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I know it is a bit hard for you at this stage after wisdom tooth surgery. Some of the times the wisdom tooth surgery is a little aggressive because the tooth is lying deep into the bone and to remove it a lot of work has to be done. And some of the bone has to be remove...  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 »

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 »

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