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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Is swollen and yellowish gum in the extraction site after two weeks normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my first molar removed nearly two weeks ago.  It is healing, but I notice a yellowish color inside and my gum around the area is a little swollen. I am not in so much pain. But, it is definitely tender and I just have a slight pain in that area. It was a difficult tooth extract...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, there seems to be a sharp, bony edge there. You need to consult the dentist and get an X-ray done. I suggest you get an osteoplasty done, where the sharp edges would be smoothened. If you do not get the bony spicule smoothened, it will still heal,...  Read Full »

My dentist asked me to extract my right upper last molar, left upper, and lower last molar. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor,My dentist asked me to extract my right upper last molar, left upper and lower last molar. She prescribed me antibiotics for four days before the extraction and vitamin supplements. I have low blood pressure. I have attached the reports. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), you have impacted molars on both the sides. It should erupt at the age of 18 to 21 years. Lack of space causes impaction. If it troubles you with pain, it needs extraction. If you do not hav...  Read Full »

I developed a fever, pain, and swelling post wisdom tooth extraction. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a fever (37.5° celsius) after four days of wisdom teeth extraction. The swelling has increased, there is still a little pain, and I see white stuff with a black dot near the extraction site. Is everything fine for me? I took Ibuprofen for three and a half days, but I stopped it...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The white stuff is the blood clot and is normal. Do not touch the wound to allow proper healing and avoid infection. A warm salt water gargle twice a day for a week or two helps in fast healing. I suggest you consult a specialist and take the following medicines with t...  Read Full »

What are the chances of nerve damage if my lower left wisdom tooth is removed?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had conflicting opinions about whether my wisdom teeth should be removed, especially the lower left one. Please provide your valuable opinion on the same. Also, what are the chances of nerve damage in my case? I have attached my X-ray reports.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I suggest you get the lower left wisdom tooth removed as it is not straight and will cause infection in the long term as food debris will accumulate below the tilted crown. However, th...  Read Full »

Is it normal that I have two holes after getting the wisdom tooth extracted?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my wisdom tooth extracted one day before, and there are two holes in the tooth removal region. One of them looks completely opened, and I do not know if the stitches got ripped or stitch was present or not. Now I am worried about having food as I do not want it to get inside them...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Do not touch or feel the wound in any way as the wound may get infected, and you may develop a dry socket. Eat only liquid or in the form of shakes for a day or two. Also, avoid hot, spicy, or hard foods, and 24 hours ...  Read Full »

After my wisdom tooth extraction, I got the socket packed with eugenol, which has become loose and lifts with my tongue. Do I have a dry socket?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my furthest back molar on my bottom left side removed two days back, and on the following day, the clot had gone, and I booked an appointment to get it seen. I informed the doctor I had pain in the area, but I did not have any acute pain. I just wanted to get it sorted out becaus...  Read Full »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, after the extraction of a wisdom tooth, swelling, pain, and difficulty in opening the mouth are common. Healing depends upon the extraction procedure too, so if you are a smoker or have any habits, it can alter the healing process. Any activities like pullin...  Read Full »

Is extraction of wisdom teeth a highly complex procedure?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old girl. The doctor told me I should have surgery to cut and remove two teeth. I wonder if it will be a difficult operation or not? And is it possible that these teeth have not erupted at this age so far, and it is tempting for them to come out with the help of somethin...  Read Full »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. So maybe your wisdom tooth has not come out, and it is impacted, and the reason for this may vary, like lack of space, the tooth may be in different positions, or the tooth may be stuck in the bone. Get a dental X-ray to find out the position of the impacted tooth. P...  Read Full »

Why do I have frequent pain and foul odor in my mouth after extraction of my lower wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my lower wisdom tooth removed three months ago. A piece of a root was retained accidentaly. I am having frequent pain and a foul odor in my mouth. However, there is no swelling. Kindly advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have to get the root piece extracted as early as possible. I suggest the below treatment plan: Tablet Augmentin 625 mg (Amoxycillin and Clavulanic Acid) thrice a day for a week. Tablet Acenext P (Aceclofenac and Paracetamol) thrice ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the tingling sensation in my lower jaw after the surgical removal of wisdom teeth?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a surgical removal of wisdom teeth and cyst before one week. I have mild tingling sensation in the lower jaw for the past two days. I did root canal in the adjacent tooth before five years. I took CT scan and eat Renerve Plus capsules. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.It is been a week after your surgery, by now you should be alright. A mild tingling sensation indicates that the jaw nerve is still vital but it needs to be revitalized by antibiotics and antioxidant therapy. Send me your reports so that I can suggest medications.  Read Full »

Will I be able to undergo wisdom tooth extraction under general anesthesia instead of local anesthesia?

Query: Hello doctor, A piece of my wisdom tooth broke this morning when I was eating chewing gum. I did not see any browning of the tooth. Will I be able to get it removed under general anesthesia instead of the local anesthesia because I have a huge phobia of the dentist and the dental procedures?  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is absolutely no need to worry. I would not suggest a general anesthesia for teeth-related problems. You can safely undergo tooth removal under local anesthesia without any pain. I suggest you see some good and experienced dentist as he will do the job easily a...  Read Full »

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