Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
194 Doctors are Online

Tooth ache due to the improper alignment of wisdom tooth. Surgery necessary? Can it be filled?

Hi Doctor, I have a mild tooth ache from last 4-5 months, i consulted a doctor and she said i need to operate my wisdom tooth as it is not in the proper position and needs to be taken out. The wisdom tooth on both the sides are in same inclined position but i have pain on only right side. This is creating a gap in between chew and wisdom teeth and causing cavity. Is it necessary to operte it or can it be done with filling and medicines?
Asked On : Thu, 30 Aug 2012
Answers:  9 Views:  145
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
Dentist 's  Response
thanks for the query ,
As your wisdom teeth is not properly aligned and is causing pain so extraction is advisable.
Wisdom teeth are supposed to be the extra teeth which serve no role .
So better consult your dentist for extraction of it because taking pain killers and antibiotics is not the definitive treatment.
maintain oral hygiene.
take care
Answered: Sun, 21 Jul 2013
I find this answer helpful
Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Palvi 's  Response
thanks for the query...
i just want to inform you that nowadays dentists prefer conservative treatment i.e. preserving the tooth instead of extraction... but its opposite in case of wisdom teeth... they hardly play any good role in our mouth and its better to get them extracted so as to avoid any complication in future... and you have inclined teeth on top of that... so please get rid of them and go for their extraction... no fillings and no medicines...
take care...
Answered: Sat, 13 Jul 2013
I find this answer helpful

3 Doctors agree with this answer

Dentist Dr. Sapna Purwaha's  Response
yes sir your wisdom tooth need to be extracted
wisdom tooth do not carry any function so removing
it will not harm you ,its an extra tooth.generaly we do
not extract it if it not causing any problem but in
your case its harmin your adjacent teeth so it best adviced to
remove is a small surgical procedure with no harm
so dont panic at all
Answered: Mon, 3 Sep 2012
I find this answer helpful
Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm,
your dentist is right i your wisdom tooth is improperly aligned,it can cause food lodgement and therby decay of the is better to remove the tooth at the earliest.otherwise the caries can spread into periapical region and can cause complications.
the extraction of tooth will be complicated,once the decay progresses.because it can cause fracture of root due to decay in it.
it cannot be treated by filling and medicines as all these are temporary solutions and will worsen the condition.
take need to become panic to remove the tooth.
Answered: Thu, 30 Aug 2012
I find this answer helpful
Dentist Dr. Rahul Banerjee's  Response
hi mukulmonga,
sorry to say but your dentist is right you have to extract your wisdom teeth impacted wisdom teeth can result in pain, damage to other teeth and other dental problems. In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth may cause no apparent or immediate problems. But because they're hard to clean, they may be more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease than other teeth are.
take care
Dr.Rahul Banerjee
Answered: Thu, 30 Aug 2012
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

I would like to tell you that wisdom tooth does not have any significant role in the mastication and occlussion, so i would suggest you to get it extarcted if causing any trouble.
I would encourage you to visit the Oral Surgeon and get the checkup done take an OPG radiograph and plan for the extraction.
Take complete course of antibiotics and analgesics.
Take lukewarm saline and antiseptic mouthwash rinses.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Sun, 21 Jul 2013
I find this answer helpful

2 Doctors agree with this answer

Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

wisdom teeth arises very late in the mouth and that is reason why they are not able to align them selves.

usually there is less space in the jaw,this results in partial eruption of wisdom teeth which further aggravates the problem.

Also, it is recurrent in nature,therefore, it is best to get it extracted,before it damages the adjacent teeth.

Hope it helps.


Take care.
Answered: Fri, 12 Jul 2013
I find this answer helpful
Dentist Dr. Juhi Soni's  Response
Welcome to HCM forum,
As your wisdom teeth is inclined and applying pressure on other tissues, adjacent teeth so better go for its extraction.
Problems like toothache, swelling, jaw pain, difficultly in eating etc are related with wisdom teeth.
And it is meant to be an extra tooth in our dentition so better get relief from these problems by extracting it.
Maintain oral hygiene otherwise food debris wiill accumulate under the flap covering wisdom teeth and will worsen your condition.
Wishing you recovery soon
Take care
Answered: Fri, 12 Jul 2013
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Sachin Gupta's  Response
hi ,i think same as your doctors says get wisdom tooth removed .Since it is causing pain and cavity is already formed so conditions will worsen slowly.Fillings and medicine can postpone your problem for sometime but problem can recur again soon so it is advised to get it operated.
Answered: Fri, 31 Aug 2012
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor