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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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I got two wisdom teeth pulled two days back and still have pain. Please advice.

Query: Hi doctor, I got my two bottom wisdom teeth pulled two days back. I have some photos of them. I was wondering if you could tell me if everything looks fine. I am still in pain and find it hard to eat solid foods.  Read Full »


Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures you attached with your query (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Both the extracted regions looks perfectly good. I see that the sutures have been placed for helping those gums to heal quickly. Also, there is the food debris or rem...  Read Full »

Should I still have wisdom tooth extracted when another tooth is infected?

Query: Hello doctor, I am scheduled to have the two wisdom teeth on my right side extracted tomorrow. While waiting for the appointment, I developed pain in my right upper jaw which became increasingly worse over a few days. I went to see the dentist who found out I have an infection in my first molar (upp...  Read Full »


Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. Penicillin and Clindamycin are the antibiotics and are usually prescribed for a course of five to seven days. These drugs reduce infection but not the pain. So, you might not notice a big change in how you fee...  Read Full »

What is the cause of yellow ball on inside of cheek after wisdom tooth removal?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently got my wisdom tooth out and noticed a yellow ball on the inside of my cheek. I am not sure if this is scarring or healing tissue or if it is an infection.  Read Full »


Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to appreciate you for the clearest picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you have attached to your complaint. Next, my question would be, how long has it been since you removed the wisdom tooth, and did you visit your dentist aft...  Read Full »

Why are my teeth shifting after wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hello doctor,If I get my wisdom teeth extracted, do my second molars shift in that empty spot?  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, it will not shift to the empty space, but it might tilt and that too very little. Because the third molar is vestigial. If you have any associated problem with the third molar you can extract it. If you do not have any problem, do not remove it. In case you have any...  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

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 »

Why is there pain at the site of wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a wisdom tooth and an adjacent molar removed two days ago. Everything has healed nicely except a very painful white spot in the very back of my cheek next to the extraction site. What could this be? I have attached photographs for your reference.  Read Full »


Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity) By looking at the picture, it looks like an oral ulcer to me. You need not worry, and it sometimes takes more than a week to heal up completely. You can start with Hexidine (Chlorhexi...  Read Full »

Can we take a painkiller after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor, I took Covaxin vaccine three days back. I was having pain with my wisdom tooth and got it removed today morning. The dentist asked me if I had COVID, diabetes or BP. I did not have any disease so, I told him no. But after the dentist gave me the pain killer, I told him that I took Covaxin...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhra Mondal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can see that there was negligence from your side in providing your medical history to the consulting physician during or after the procedure. However, there is no harm in accepting that. Your doctor is right about what he mentioned about the pain. Now that we are in a ...  Read Full »

Why do I get swelling at the site of wisdom tooth removal?

Query: Hello doctor, I just had my wisdom tooth removal surgery 10 days back. The surgery was on the lower right side as my wisdom tooth was impacted and was inside the bone. Hence, I had to remove it as there was some TMJ discomfort. My recovery is going fine there is no numbness and I just want to take ...  Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. Post-extraction swelling is normal as the tissues require a conducive environment for healing. Normally, an extraction site shows almost complete healing after 21 days provided you do not have any neg...  Read Full »

What should I do about my wisdom tooth infection on my left side?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a wisdom tooth infection on my left side. Earlier also several times, I suffered from the same problem but on my right side. I took Amoxicillin 625 mg three days course twenty days ago. But now the infection is on my left side. What should I do?   Read Full »


Dr. Bhargav Reddy Gutha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Upon review, these were the findings: 1. You have not mentioned if the teeth have erupted. 2. If it does not erupt and cause an infection, you may have to go for a minor surgical treatment called impaction. Elaborately these are to be done for: 1. If teeth have eru...  Read Full »

I experience pain in my wisdom teeth. Is the pain due to the infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old female. Is it possible that my wisdom teeth become infected? What are the chances something could go wrong in removing them? I know I need to remove my wisdom teeth. My primary dentist told me that a few months ago. I have not gotten them removed yet, mainly because I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, every tooth gets infected. There is a very rare chance that something wrong happens during the removal of a tooth. It is ok if you have not removed your tooth, but you need to visit a dentist and get an X-ray done for the tooth to see its position and direction...  Read Full »

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