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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Query: Hi doctor, I am going to remove my impacted wisdom tooth in two days. I am a frequent smoker. Can a dentist tell if I smoke or not by just seeing inside my mouth? If yes, how can I prevent the dentist from knowing that I am a smoker? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query. Do not smoke before the dentist appointment. First of all, I would like to tell you that smoking before tooth extraction is problematic for you. If you smoke before extraction, anesthesia will not be effective. And you will experience too much of pai... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I had a wisdom tooth removed five days back. It was bleeding heavily until two days ago, but now the bleeding has mostly gone. But, it bleeds when I brush my teeth. Is there anything to do other than to put padded pressure on the void of the tooth? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Here, I assume that you do not have any bleeding disorder. It seems initial blood clot after the extraction was dislodged due to some reason and the bleeding continued. Yes, putting padded pressure on the socket is the ... Read Full »