Wisdom Tooth Infection

It is called pericoronitis. It occurs due to improper eruption of the third molar. It causes halitosis, pain, swelling, redness, and difficulty in mouth opening. It is also associated with other problems such as carious adjacent teeth, gingival trauma, and cyst formation. It is only prevented only if regular dental checkups are being conducted to know the status of erupting the third molar.

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I have a horizontally placed wisdom tooth, causing pain. Can it be treated with medications?

Query: Hello doctor, My wisdom tooth is coming horizontally, causing a lot of pain in my right jaw. I have an X-ray of the same, the picture of which I will be attaching here for your reference. Is the last option to remove the teeth, or can we treat it with medicine? And how much should I expect the char...  Read Full »


Dr. Tanushree Dey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a history of horizontally placed wisdom tooth in the right lower region and intense pain. I have seen the picture of the X-ray attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I suggest the best option is extracting the tooth, as it is lying ...  Read Full »

My sister has severe pain in her wisdom tooth, which is not resolving despite taking home remedy. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor. My sister has severe pain in her wisdom tooth. She has her final exams soon. Please suggest medicine for the same. She is taking some home remedy, but it is not effective for more than three hours. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ask your sister to maintain oral hygiene and use mouthwash after brushing twice daily. Rinse mouth with salt water and turmeric mixture twice a day. Use only lukewarm water while rinsing your mouth. Take tablet Ketorol - DT (Ketorolac tromethamine)10 mg, to reduce p...  Read Full »

I am suffering from severe pain near the third molar teeth. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from severe pain near the third molar teeth. It feels sore and has a bluish discoloration. I have not taken any medications for the pain; however, I was on treatment for piles and liver infection. Kindly help  Read Full »


Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Pain in the third molar region could be due to various reasons. The excruciating pain could be due to a hidden decay in the tooth and food impaction near the third molars. The bluish discoloration indicates a poss...  Read Full »

I have limited mouth opening due to my wisdom tooth infection. Will I still be able to get my teeth removed?

Query: Hi doctor, I am supposed to be getting my wisdom tooth out in two days. They have been causing me horrible pain, and now I believe one side is very infected. It feels like a big swollen sac, and I can barely open my mouth without hurting. Like my jaw is stuck. What should I do about it? And will I s...  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Just do some exercises to open your mouth. Like in your free time, make a balloon face and fill the air in the mouth as much as you can fill, then keep it for a while, then release it and repeat it. 2. Next, put three fingers between the upper and lower back teeth...  Read Full »

I have canker sores, and my third molar is impacted. What does it indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I have terrible anxiety and went to the dentist twice last month. They told me years back that my wisdom teeth were impacted, causing infections in my mouth, and that I have canker sores. My symptoms always seem to be linked to cancer whenever I search on the internet. My dentist explaine...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It could be a common aphthous ulcer (canker sore). Several factors cause it. It could be due to a lack of vitamins, hormonal changes, psychological stress, allergies, an accident, or bacterial infection. A clear clinical image of the ulcer o...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for swelling in the wisdom tooth and painful growth in the cheeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a swelling in my wisdom tooth for the past three to four days. And, when I took a photo, I saw a pimple on the inner side of my cheeks that hurts. Also, the pimple is painful when I eat something. Can you please suggest me what to do now? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I saw the attachment. Your wisdom teeth have already erupted and are in bad condition. It looks badly carious or fractured (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I suggest you to get an X-ray do...  Read Full »

What is the white lesion on my tongue near the infected wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an infection around my wisdom tooth scheduled to be removed next week. Also, I noticed a white spot on my tongue near the infected tooth, which goes and comes back. Are they related? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The white spot on the tongue is not related to the wisdom tooth infection. The white spot could be due to trauma or lack of proper tongue cleaning. I suggest the following to reduce and prevent the recurrence of the white lesion of the tongue...  Read Full »

My wisdom teeth are growing horizontally, and I have jaw pain and swollen gums. Should I be concerned about sepsis?

Query: Hello doctor, My wisdom teeth are growing horizontally. I got an X-ray a year ago. One of my teeth has broken, and my gums are swollen and painful. I have jaw pain and a swollen lymph node on the same side. I have pain while swallowing food. I think I have a wisdom tooth infection, and I am worried ...  Read Full »


Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a horizontally impacted and partially erupted tooth, so the eruption force will spread to the adjacent tooth and the nerves and bones below it. Your jaw pain will radiate to the ears and head. Do not be scared. I am just explaining the seriousness of your case...  Read Full »

I have a frequent flare-up of left wisdom tooth problem that settles down with antibiotics. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a problem with the bottom left wisdom tooth for some time. It would flare up and settle down again. I had an infection last six months before and took antibiotics for it. It has flared up again (though not as bad as the last time). The dentist gave me an antibiotic. However, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better to either complete the course of antibiotics to remove the infection or avoid antibiotics as much as possible. You can prevent medicines by brushing twice or three times a day after food. Use warm salt water gargle twice a day for a week or two. Use a chew...  Read Full »

How to manage the pain due to impacted wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have toothache on the left side. I took an OPG of mine. I want to show the report and know the findings.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You have an impacted wisdom tooth on the left side which requires surgical extraction by an oral surgeon. It might be causing you pain. Wisdom teeth on both the upper left and right side are impacted, so remove it as soon as possible. I suggest tablet Augmentin (Amoxicil...  Read Full »

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