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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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How can I manage pain and swelling in my back tooth area?

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 »

Is bleeding and pain after wisdom teeth removal normal?

Query: Hello doctor,I got my lower wisdom tooth removed the last week. It was impacted and was inside the bone. Everything seemed normal, but after a check-up with my surgeon, I had bleeding from the extraction site, which did not stop for hours afterward. Now almost a week after the extraction, I still ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Mild pain after a wisdom tooth extraction is normal for the next few weeks. There is quite a delay in your healing, but it should resolve soon. I suggest you continue the prescribed antibiotics for the said nu...  Read Full »

My wisdom tooth was removed surgically, but I have had pain for the past two days. Why does the pain increase in the evening?

Query: Hello doctor, My wisdom tooth was removed surgically. Today is the ninth day, and I have been experiencing pain for the past two days. It starts in the evening and increases at night. I do not have pain throughout the day. What could be the issue?  Read Full »


Dr. Shubham Shekhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dry socket pain usually starts around the third day after extraction and is severe and continuous. So chances of a dry socket look a little unlikely as you said you have pain only at night, and it started after a week. It could be due to not maintaining the extraction ...  Read Full »

I have a gum problem around the wisdom tooth. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 19-year-old female, and all of my wisdom teeth erupted early without pain. They are in a healthy position and never cause any problems. For the past couple of days, I have been noticing discomfort around one of them, but not about the tooth itself, about the gum flap that somehow...  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. A picture of the same would have been helpful for confirming the diagnosis, but I guess it is pericoronitis that you are trying to explain. In pericoronitis, a gum flap usually covers a tooth crown, which can be removed under a dentist's supe...  Read Full »

Can I delay my wisdom tooth infection treatment by a week?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently in the middle of switching countries and only be around in a country for another week. I would like to know if this wisdom tooth infection can wait until I get to another country or if I should see my dentist. Pain level 2/10 for the last two days when this first appeare...  Read Full »


Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will be answering your query shortly. Please check your follow up messages. Regards.  Read Full »

My wisdom tooth has been causing pain and my gums around it are infected and filled with pus. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My wisdom tooth has been causing pain for the past month. After taking medicine, the pain subsided, but the swelling in my gums continued to increase. I experienced a similar episode of pain and infection in my wisdom tooth six months ago. At that time, I did not seek medical attention...  Read Full »


Dr. Sally Attalah

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. Recurrent swelling and pus mean that the source of infection is still present and dental treatment should be performed. The treatment options include either a root canal treatment if it can be easily acce...  Read Full »

I suffer from migraines due to molar eruption. 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 »

It hurts to open my mouth near my wisdom teeth. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. My wisdom teeth are growing. Next to my left bottom wisdom tooth, there is a little bump. It is not super painful but hurts when I open my mouth. It is a little swollen and looks infected. I am not sure if it is an abscess or something else. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the photo you have attached (attachment removed for patient identity protection). Your wisdom tooth seems to have well erupted in its position. It has pushed the surrounding gums to make themselves pop out comfortably. It is not an abscess near your wisdom tooth b...  Read Full »

I have had an ulcer and gum pain around my wisdom teeth for over a week. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been having ongoing pain in my gum, near my wisdom teeth. There seems to be something that looks like an ulcer at the place of pain, but it has lasted for over a week. I am not sure if maybe it is something else. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shiva Shangkharii. K.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. In response to your complaint, once the wisdom teeth erupt, the soft tissue beneath it becomes trapped between the teeth and causes injury. To go into further detail, You have an upper tooth opposing a lower wisdom to...  Read Full »

I have pericoronitis which causes pain and swelling. Why?

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 »

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