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 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 »

How to treat swollen gum near the molar?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I have got a swelling in gums near the area of wisdom tooth for the past three days. Now, it is paining a lot. Please prescribe any medicine.  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read through your complaint and the relevant details. The swelling of the gums is because of the infection around the erupting wisdom tooth. Also, there will be clogged food particles within the gums in that region. To get rid of the pain, I suggest tablet Ketorol DT (K...  Read Full »

Why do I have a bump where the wisdom tooth was removed?

Query: Hello doctor,I just got one side of my wisdom teeth removed both upper and lower six days ago, and I have another one scheduled after two days for the left side. The upper is 100 % fine, which they pulled. The lower they pulled the tooth without removing the root because it was too close to the nerv...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The lump is mostly a hard swelling which forms postsurgical removal of the wisdom tooth or maybe even by swollen lymph nodes due to infection. It takes a week or two for the swelling to subside. Sometimes, if the root is still inside, the infection may be remaining t...  Read Full »

I feel an irritation of the nerve over the left temple. Is it a neurological or dental problem?

Query: Hello doctor, From the past three months, I am having pain like irritation of the nerve on the left side exactly on the temple of the head, and in the left jaw in front of the ear. This pain radiates to the back of the ear, below the left jaw, and then radiates to the left side of the neck. The pain...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Such radiating pain can be caused by exposed nerves, infection of the tooth or gum, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, or nerve compression by the wisdom tooth. The pain is still persisting due to surrounding inflammation after removal of the tooth. Infection can be...  Read Full »

Does sleep apnea cause fatal complications during wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 years old male. I have two wisdom teeth in my lower jaw, which is impacted. And because of this, I suffer from TMJ pain. On my left side, I feel constant pressure or numbness with a formation of a small ball-like bulge seen slightly above the gums. I assume that “bumpy&rd...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, do not worry about the problem. You have TMJ (temperomandibular joint) problem, and the treatment is different for that. On the left side, you have pericoronitis, and on the right side, you have impacted teeth. Secondarily, you are taking medicine, whic...  Read Full »

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