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 pain in the left side last tooth. Is it gingivitis?

Query: Hello doctor, One week ago, I started feeling pain in the mouth in the left side last tooth. The pain was so severe that I was unable to open mouth and also ulcer over that area was not visible to the doctor (GP). He advised me to take Becosules, Rubifol, and Zocon DT for five days. I started takin...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Laxminarayan Iyer

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your problems. The symptoms and line of treatment you have described points to be normal. Though you can take painkillers as per your requirement, I advise you to not to stop the antacid (Rabeprazole and Domperidone in many cases) as they may...  Read Full »

Is extraction the correct option for wisdom tooth decay?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from tooth decay of my third molar. Should I go for extraction? Or is there any way to save my tooth?  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and I have studied your x-ray. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The tooth is divided into the crown part and the root part. The tooth structure till the bone level from top is called the crown and beyond that is root. More...  Read Full »

Can partially erupted wisdom tooth cause face pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 weeks pregnant. I am having pain on the right side of my face. I have one half erupted wisdom tooth. Could it be the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Shwetha Hegde

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain in the back tooth of your lower jaw could probably be from the wisdom tooth. You are 32 weeks pregnant it means that you are in your third trimester of pregnancy. During the third trimester any form of dental treatment is not performed. The reason for this is that ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for yellow-colored stuff in the tooth socket post extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my wisdom teeth removed three weeks ago and on the third day, it felt like I ripped my stitching. A few days later it was bothering me so I put my finger in my mouth and I felt an opening along where the stitching should be. So I decided to feel the other side to compare that s...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding dental health. In this condition, I would strongly like to suggest you to consult your dentist again for a clinical examination of the affected area and condition of it for better results. She will examine the area in which you...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to remove wisdom teeth to cure severe crowding of teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, Our child is 12 with small face, mouth. She lost all but one milk teeth. She has severe crowding and overbite. Our orthodontist recommended removing lower jaw wisdom teeth which have not yet erupted. They are at an angle to the back teeth.  Read Full »


Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, OPG and photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity) I can see mesially titlted last or third molars. So, there is indication for its extraction. One deciduous tooth is unexfoliated. According to me, that lower unerupted tooth sho...  Read Full »

Can you die from pericoronitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with pericoronitis on the upper left side molar tooth four weeks ago. I took Amoxicillin for one week and the inflammation went down in the gum area. During that time, I had pain in my gum area and that would radiate to my head sometimes. I heard that the headach...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel sorry for the health issues you faced. After thorough review of your health query I want to add here that there is no chance of brain infection when taking a wisdom tooth and getting infected from upper left side as you mentioned in detail about pericoronitis. If w...  Read Full »

Why do I have a bump in place of a wisdom tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a kind of bump on the side where my bottom wisdom tooth was. Also, there appears to be a little hole in the area with white stuff on it. It is behind my last bottom tooth where the wisdom tooth was removed years ago. It is sore to touch. I have attached the photo. It is not the whe...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that your upper wisdom tooth (if it is present or the last molar) has grown more downwards making direct contact with the gums leading to ulceration and soreness (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As you removed lower wisdom tooth years ago, the up...  Read Full »

A red tissue growth found inside a socket of extracted wisdom tooth. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my wisdom tooth extracted a few weeks ago, and I am concerned about a piece of red tissue growth in my socket. I am not sure if it is just a new forming tissue. Please clarify.  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. It looks like a piece of surrounding gum or gingival tissue remaining after extraction. 2. I wanted to know when did you notice this for the first time? Was it not there right after extraction, or did you not notice? 3. From photograph/your attachment, it does n...  Read Full »

Can wisdom teeth cause throat pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from throat pain, red tonsil and entire jaw and neck pain. My wisdom tooth also paining for the last two to three months. When I visited an ENT doctor for my throat pain, he said that I do not have any problem inside the neck. He also advised me to visit a dentist. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The pain, which is present due to wisdom tooth, must be ruled out earlier by consulting a dentist. Because in this case, physical examination and x-ray are necessary. So, consu...  Read Full »

When should I remove the guaze piece after wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my wisdom tooth extracted. It has been 10 hours since the tooth had been take out. How long should I keep my gauze in? I have read articles on recovery, and it says a lot of reference to "dry socket," which I am trying to avoid.  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The gauze piece can be generally removed after one to two hours, provided everything is normal. Otherwise, you can change the gauze piece, along with the medication on it, and you can put fresh cotton. I do not know what your dentist had suggested to you. But I would s...  Read Full »

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