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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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Is it risky to remove my lower left wisdom tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old and have no issues with the third molar. However, I want to remove it because I am doing an Invisalign treatment, and the orthodontist needs space in my lower jaw to align the teeth. This tooth has created a place where food gathers and is very hard to clean, so even...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Even after your Invisalign treatment, I have seen all the enclosed scan reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The lower third molar is in a completely horizontally impacted position. You can get the extraction done without any risk, as I can...  Read Full »

I had my wisdom teeth removed. I am in pain. Kindly assist

Query: Hello doctor, I had my wisdom tooth extraction a few weeks back, and now I have jaw pain and discomfort in my mouth. Sometimes I have a feeling that something is inside my mouth. I had this weird feeling of something being lodged in my tongue for a while before my wisdom tooth was extracted. One ly...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I will be answering your queries shortly. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have persistent numbness after wisdom tooth removal. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had undergone surgery for wisdom tooth removal three weeks back. One of my wisdom teeth was horizontally placed and did not emerge in the oral cavity. There was also cyst formation. The problem is that there is still numbness in the lower lip and chin, and I am occasionally experienc...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is a possibility of nerve injury to the inferior alveolar nerve or the mental nerve of the lower jaw, and sensation loss is possible for upto three to six months. The most probable causes are; deep extraction, increased pressure during extraction, or extensive b...  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 I will be answering your query shortly. Please check your follow up messages. Regards.  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the tingling sensation in my lower jaw after the surgical removal of wisdom teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a surgical removal of wisdom teeth and cyst before one week. I have mild tingling sensation in the lower jaw for the past two days. I did root canal in the adjacent tooth before five years. I took CT (Computed Tomography) scan and eat Renerve Plus capsules. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello,Welcome to is been a week after your surgery, by now you should be alright. A mild tingling sensation indicates that the jaw nerve is still vital but it needs to be revitalized by antibiotics and antioxidant therapy. Send me your reports so that I can suggest medications.  Read Full »

What is the treatment option for impacted wisdom teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old, and I had a swelling in my upper cheekbone two months ago without pain. From last week, I have pressure in that area along with ear pain. I have an impacted wisdom tooth on the upper left side. Can it be from this swelling? I went to the dentist, who told me to take...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There may be multiple causes to this issue. Firstly, an impacted upper wisdom tooth near your cheekbones would have a radiating pain feeling from the infected tooth. So upper wisdom tooth extraction would be advisable after consulting with your dentist. The wisdom tooth i...  Read Full »

I have constant pain, swelling, and discomfort after extraction of my wisdom tooth. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had wisdom teeth on left side removed on last week. Since then I had constant pain, very noticeable swelling and discomfort. Recently I have noticed that I cannot open my mouth fully, and also I had a bitter liquid spread in my mouth, which I still feel. I have been taking tablet Aceta...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, What you are currently going through is a condition known as post extraction socket, which if not treated in a timely manner can result in joint problems in addition to restricted mouth opening also known as trismus and joint issues apart from d...  Read Full »

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