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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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Are sutures removed from the extraction site problematic?

Query: Hi doctor, My wisdom tooth was extracted four days ago, and the stitches came off yesterday. Should I be concerned if the stitches of my extracted wisdom tooth came off and food goes deep inside the extracted site? Please give me your suggestion.  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Healing after tooth extraction takes three to five days. However, complete closure of the socket takes a couple of weeks. Stitches coming off are not a problem if you do not have any pain or discomfort. But avoid eating hard and chewy foo...  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 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...  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 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 »

Is extraction the only treatment option for an impacted tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I am currently not taking any medications. I had a panoramic x-ray done a few days ago. I would like to hear your opinion on the photo. Thanks in advance.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are having two mesioangular impactions that need to be removed. In simple words, your last two lower molars need to be removed. The last two upper molars are also not appropriately erupted, in case it is troubling you, you can get them also removed.  Read Full »

I had wisdom tooth extarction before four days and started bleeding profusely now. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 23-year-old male. I had my wisdom teeth taken out four days ago, and it has started to bleed profusely while I was sleeping, and it seems I cannot get it to stop. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do the following things urgently to stop bleeding. 1. Take big cotton, crush some ice and put in it and then place the pack tightly at socket place where it is bleeding. 2. Keep this cotton pack at a place for two hours. 3. After it takes out cotton and have some ...  Read Full »

What things should I take care of after wisdom tooth removal?

Query: Hello doctor, I just got my wisdom tooth removed. So, I was wondering if I can get a guidance of the do's and dont's. Like tips regarding eating or drinking to avoid problems.  Read Full »

Dr. Tarun Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Take precautions for 24 hours if the wisdom tooth has been extracted non-surgically but, if the tooth has been removed by surgical intervention with sutures placed, then take precautions until the sutures are removed. Do not take hard food. Do not open your mouth wi...  Read Full »

After tooth removal, I have pain and a bad taste. Why?

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 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 »

Is the swelling in my upper cheekbone due to my impacted wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old, and I had a swelling in my upper cheekbone two months ago without pain. From last week, I have pressure in that area along with ear pain. I have an impacted wisdom tooth on the upper left side. Can it be from this swelling? I went to the dentist, who told me to take...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There may be multiple causes to this issue. Firstly, an impacted upper wisdom tooth near your cheekbones would have a radiating pain feeling from the infected tooth. So upper wisdom tooth extraction would be advisable after consulting with your dentist. The wisdom tooth i...  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 F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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 Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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