Wisdom Tooth Pain

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth or the third molars in the mouth. Sometimes wisdom teeth find difficulty in eruption and cause lots of pain in the mouth. Wisdom teeth are commonly impacted teeth. Pain because wisdom teeth are very severe and radiating. Swelling in the jaw increases the difficulty. Gargling with warm water and painkillers help in reducing the pain. The impacted tooth needs extraction.

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I am a 32-year-old female with pain in the lower left wisdom tooth for the past 3 days. Should I get my tooth extracted?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old female, with pain in my lower left wisdom tooth for the past three days. The dentist whom I had consulted previously had suggested I come back for a follow-up after taking three days of antibiotics. However, I still have pain in my wisdom tooth. Should I consult the...  Read Full »

Dr. Malika Balamurugan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Since you have taken an antibiotic course of three days, you can proceed with the extraction. For post-extraction care, I suggest you follow these steps The cotton that is placed in the socket after extraction must...  Read Full »

I have pain from an erupting wisdom tooth, and the skin around the tooth is very sore due to constant rubbing. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a lot of pain with an erupting wisdom tooth. The skin around the tooth is very sore and slightly yellow or white in color due to constant rubbing. I am happy to send a picture if that would help. I am wondering if you could suggest whether I need it removed or what I need ...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I checked your attachment photos (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is a case of pericoronitis. The tooth is also rubbing against buccal mucosa or cheeks causing pain. I suggest you take a tablet of Ofloxacine 200 mg and Ornidazole 500 ...  Read Full »

I have wisdom teeth erupted in the mandible, and I suffer from severe migraine due to this. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have wisdom teeth erupted in the mandible. I suffer from severe migraine, and my doctors say it is from a tooth problem. I am afraid to do the surgery, but the pain persists. Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. There are three main urgent problems with your teeth. After going through your reports and X-rays (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity) following are my suggestions for your problem: 1. ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing pain and inflammation in my lower wisdom teeth due to pericoronitis, despite taking medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I recently went to the dentist to fill one of my upper teeth. That went fine. However, the same day my lower jaw wisdom teeth started to hurt a little. I ignored it, but the day after, it was inflamed and was painful while swallowing. I made an emergency dental appointment and got pres...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. Both the cases were unrelated. Wisdom teeth infection may be due to the lack of space for the wisdom teeth to grow at the corner. I do not know whether the root canal treatment will be helpful. If it is pericoronitis, then either the wisdom...  Read Full »

I have an injury in the back tooth region of my mouth, along with swelling and severe pain. How can I overcome it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing a swelling in the posterior teeth and I do not have any wisdom teeth. I got a injury inside my mouth near that region and it resulted in severe pain and it became worse the following day. Please help me get relief.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Jakhmola

Answer: Hello Sir,Welcome to icliniq.com.The present condition explained by you is indicating towards injury to gums that resulted in soreness. There is presence of inflammation of the gums in the posterior tooth region, which is known as pericoronitis. These symptoms may also arise at the time of eruption ...  Read Full »

The gums at the back of my wisdom teeth is painful, red, and swollen. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain in the gums at the back of my wisdom teeth. The gum appears swollen and red. The food particles get stuck on the gums, and I have an unpleasant smell in my mouth. I applied clove oil around the gums to relieve pain. Can you prescribe medications to help with the pain and swell...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. In a condition called pericoronitis, the gums around the wisdom teeth are swollen and painful. The underlying wisdom teeth may have dental caries. I suggest you use a mouthwash of H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) 2 % and consult a dentist to evalua...  Read Full »

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 »

Can my endodontically treated wisdom tooth cause pain in the right side of my head?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a root canal on my right wisdom tooth, which erupted a few years ago. I have frequent mouth ulcers near that area. I am having severe pain in the right side of the brain, frequent running nose, and soreness on the right side. I want to know if this pain on the right side is due ...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. There are strong possibilities of problems in the wisdom tooth or any other tooth on the right side which can cause pain in teeth, jaws, head, neck, and ear. Mouth ulcers can occur due to a traumatic bite by a s...  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 have pain in my jaws and back tooth. What could this be?

Query: Hi doctor,I am going to have a root canal treatment. But the back of my gums is in pain, and I am not sure if my wisdom teeth are coming in. My jaw has been hurting for a while, along with my toothaches and it became very uncomfortable to eat. When I close my mouth, I can feel the back of my gums sw...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Your jaw pain is definitely because of the swollen gums and the erupting wisdom tooth. 2. I can assure you of this by considering your age. 3. The treatment for this is ideally to picture an X-ray of that wisdom tooth to see its position of it. 4. For now, please ...  Read Full »

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