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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I have a horizontally placed wisdom tooth, causing pain. Can it be treated with medications?

Query: Hello doctor, My wisdom tooth is coming horizontally, causing a lot of pain in my right jaw. I have an X-ray of the same, the picture of which I will be attaching here for your reference. Is the last option to remove the teeth, or can we treat it with medicine? And how much should I expect the char...  Read Full »


Dr. Tanushree Dey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a history of horizontally placed wisdom tooth in the right lower region and intense pain. I have seen the picture of the X-ray attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I suggest the best option is extracting the tooth, as it is lying ...  Read Full »

My mother is diabetic and has been asked to undergo wisdom tooth extraction. Will she have any complications?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is a diabetic patient. Yesterday she had undergone a root canal and now she has been asked to remove her wisdom tooth (horizontal impaction of the wisdom tooth). Is it fine for her to do it?  Read Full »


Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your chief complaint suggests that the wisdom tooth is to be removed for your mother who is a diabetic patient. Diabetic patients need special care and precautionary measures during extraction due to the following risks: Chances of infections. Bleeding. Dela...  Read Full »

Will my wisdom tooth extraction be painful even if I am given anesthesia?

Query: Hello doctor, Today I got my wisdom teeth pulled and they said they were gonna give me a shot in my mouth. There is no way I will be relaxed. Is there any option they would do for me to be more comfortable?  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, this is the only way to get local anesthesia. You can also go for general anesthesia but it will be too costly and needs hospitalization. It is a simple procedure, and you will only feel a prick like an insect bite. Do not worry, it is simple and there will be no pai...  Read Full »

I got my four wisdom teeth extracted recently. Will kissing cause any problems with wound healing?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my four wisdom teeth removed a few days, and my girlfriend is coming to town tomorrow. Will suction through the mouth while kissing affect the healing process or cause any problems? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I understand your concern. I would suggest avoiding any action which can lead to pressure in that area atleast for a week after the extraction. With kissing and other forms of oral sex, the chances of clot dislodgement increase and leads to further complications. So ...  Read Full »

After wisdom tooth removal, I am getting a cigarette smell in my mouth. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, A month ago, I had my wisdom teeth removed. All four were impacted. About a week ago, I started tasting cigarettes in my mouth no matter what I did, and I do not even smoke. To top it off, I have this really bad pain in my gums near that socket and pain in the cheek, eye, and ear on the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. Firstly, I would like to ask you a few questions. What are the antibiotics you are currently taking? And was the extraction under local anesthesia in one shot? In my opinion, I guess the cigarette taste shoul...  Read Full »

Can I take Flucloxacillin for pain after wisdom tooth removal?

Query: Hi doctor, I have just had a wisdom tooth removed a few days ago and the pain is still present but manageable. The pain has also spread a little around the jaw and up my face slightly which makes me think I have an infection. I am doing saline rinses a few times a day. My question is I have some Flu...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurav Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After third molar surgery, the swelling in jaw bone is common, and cure after 3 to 4 days. It is not due to infection but it is due to body defense reaction. So do not worry about this and wait at least four days after extraction. Amoxicillin is a most popular prescr...  Read Full »

I am a 31-year-old breastfeeding mother. Can I go for wisdom tooth removal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old breastfeeding mother. I gave birth three and a half months back. Is it fine to go for wisdom tooth extraction as the painkillers are not working anymore to relieve the pain? Kindly advise.   Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Yes, you can proceed with tooth extraction, and do mention to your dentist that you are nursing a child before the procedure. The general rule is to breastfeed your little one only after a minimum of 3 hours of post-medicine intake. Feed ...  Read Full »

I got a lump along my jawbone after wisdom tooth removal. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have wisdom tooth extraction pain. I got my wisdom tooth removed a month ago. I feel a lump along my jawbone that hurts on and off.   Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Get an X-ray done to find out if the wound is healing fine or some root is remaining inside. Usually, after a week, the wound should have healed adequately and there should be no swelling or pain unless it is infected. Start taking an antibiotic and painkillers for a...  Read Full »

I had bleeding and mild pain after my lower wisdom tooth extraction. Is it normal, or should I consult the dentist?

Query: Hello doctor,I got my lower wisdom tooth removed the last week. It was impacted and was inside the bone. Everything seemed normal, but after a check-up with my surgeon, I had bleeding from the extraction site, which did not stop for hours afterward. Now almost a week after the extraction, I still ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Mild pain after a wisdom tooth extraction is normal for the next few weeks. There is quite a delay in your healing, but it should resolve soon. I suggest you continue the prescribed antibiotics for the said nu...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have a mouth sore after a tooth extraction?

Query: Hi doctor, I have extracted my upper wisdom teeth four days back. I have a mouth sore after a tooth extraction. Is it normal, or should I consult a doctor? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Usually, after impactions, the patient will feel discomfort, pain, and swelling in that region. I suggest you continue the antibiotic and pain killers for one more day, which is five days of antibiotics and pain killers. Then give warm pack m...  Read Full »

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