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 dry socket a complication after tooth extraction?

Query: Hi doctor,It has been five days since I got my wisdom tooth pulled out. The extraction took around 45 minutes for that one tooth and they had to break it into three pieces. The wisdom tooth was impacted. My dentist packed the socket, but said that I might have dry socket. The pain with the packing w...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dry socket is one of the complications of tooth extraction. If the dry socket occurs, then it takes 7 to 10 days to heal. Do lukewarm saline mouth rinse for three to four days. And, continue the medication as advised. Increase protein intake in your diet, avoid alcohol,...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have pain for more than a week post wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my wisdom teeth removed eight days ago, and my left jaw is aching so bad, and my left cheek is still extremely swollen inside. My right side has only minimal swelling and does not hurt to touch. I also have a hard knot in my jawline, which seems to be the primary pain point. I jus...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, I am quite concerned that you should be having minimal to no pain by the eighth day unless there is any complication. Kindly upload an image of the extraction site (left third molar) area and the right third molar area as soon as possible. I nee...  Read Full »

Is it better to get my two impacted wisdom teeth removed?

Query: Hi doctor, I visited a dentist and he completed deep cleaning of all four quadrants. I got composite fillings on one side of the mouth for five cavities (right side). However, I still have four cavities on the left side. I have two options. Wait for three more months and take care of it, as my in...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cavities or tooth decay is chronic infections that spread further at a slow rate in most cases. The other thing to consider is any pain or associated symptoms with the cavities, which are indicative of active acute infection that has already spread deeper. So, if the cavi...  Read Full »

How to manage severe pain and swelling in the jaw after coronectomy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had wisdom tooth extraction in addition to coronectomy on one tooth, and I am having extreme pain in my ear and jaw. Is this normal? I took OTC painkillers and ice, but the pain is not going away. I do not have a fever, and I do not have a dry socket or infection. I am currently t...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. I am very sorry for the discomfort. Kindly upload an image of the extraction site. Use flash for clicking the image. And please mention when did you get the extraction done? You need antibiotics as just over the counter pain medicines...  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

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Is it possible to fill the adjacent tooth without extracting the wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife's dentist says that my wife has to get a tooth pulled in order for him to do dental work on my wife's adjacent tooth. My wife lost a piece of a filling and the dentist says he needs to take out the remaining filling, and then re-fill it. But in order to do that, he needs to pull...  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Banu M

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? First of all, there is nothing to worry. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The tooth that the dentist is mentioning for removal is the upper wisdom tooth. It has not erupted completely. The age for its erup...  Read Full »

Is the removal of all wisdom teeth safe?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an infection in my lower left wisdom teeth. The doctor drained my operculum and suggested to get all four wisdom teeth removed. I am freaked out, because the lower ones are not completely erupted. I have attached my x-ray. Can you please tell me whether it is safe to do this proce...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Both lower wisdom teeth are impacted; they have to be removed, as and when required (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You can get the tooth removed of upper and lower on the same side causing pain. If you only remove lower once, then the upper teeth will n...  Read Full »

What is the yellow fluid coming out from my extracted wisdom tooth socket?

Query: Hello doctor, I surgically removed my lower left wisdom teeth five days ago. I still have a yellow liquid mixed with saliva that tastes a bit sour keep coming out from the surgical site. I do not have any fever, numbness, or pain. Do I have an infection?  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since it is already five days, you had the extraction. By now, you should be entirely relieved from all symptoms. I would like to see the surgical site. Kindly upload an image of the area, and I will let you know for sure whether any infection or any other reason. ...  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

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

It has been six days after removal of wisdom tooth, and still I have severe pain. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my lower wisdom tooth extraction last week. I had bone cutting and stitches. Today is the sixth day of surgery, but I have severe pain even after taking pain killers. But there is no adequate response. I had five days of antibiotics too. Please suggest me what I should do?   Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your medications are fine, are you taking Cataflam still or stopped? Did you follow all the do's and dont's your dentist had suggested you after extraction? As wisdom tooth extraction is in itself a complex one and any manhandling makes the patient suffer a lot. For ...  Read Full »

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