It is an inflammation of periradicular tissues that surround the tooth. It mainly occurs due to infection of the dental pulp, and other factors like iatrogenic trauma due to endodontic treatment. It can be treated by apicoectomy, a procedure in which the tip of the root is removed.
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Query: Hi doctor,I have swollen and bleeding gums. I recently consulted a dentist and now I do not have any pain or swollen gum bleeding. On his advice, I took a tooth X-ray, and he said root canal treatment was necessary as I had a bone infection. I am attaching my X-ray report for reference. Please check... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Yes, I have reviewed the attached image (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). You have a serious problem on that side where the wisdom tooth is present. The wisdom tooth has to be extracted as soon as ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have horrible pain in my tooth and gum. If I bite down, pain shoots and my face is swollen a bit. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly uoload an inage of the tooth to me if possible. As a specialist, I am here to help you. Pain upon biting means the infection from the infected pulp has reached to the root apex and got collected locally. It is known as apical periodontitis. You need Root... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I had a cavity in my lower front tooth. I filled it and placed a crown over it. After a month, I started to have pain and sensitivity. The X-ray was normal. Yesterday, I had pain again. The X-ray was quite fine and healthy. I also have soreness in my gums and pain in the chin. Please adv... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it looks like stress related periapical periodontitis. You may need to readjust the crown if you feel muscle heaviness on the same side or opposite side. Please upload a picture of you... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old, 120 pounds, 5'7", teeth are not good. I do not have pain but have pressure and I feel like all my teeth move a little, not much. There is a swelling on one whole tooth, no pain though. What is going on? I went to my dentist today and he gave me antibiotics for swell... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and I can understand your concern. As per your history, signs, and symptoms, it seems to me that you might have apical periodontitis in the swollen single tooth. You need to take antibiotics as directed by your dentist. Pressure is als... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am having a hard yellow thing accumulated in lower four teeth near gums. I do not know what it is? It just happened a few days ago. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The hard yellow deposit is calculus (mineral deposits) on lower teeth which are receding your gums (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It can be apical periodontitis and/or apical periodontitis with abfraction. Please share a good picture just focusing on... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I had done my root canal one day before. It was paining like hell. After RCT and I went today, they did an X-ray today, and they told me RCT filling is 1 millimeter more to be filled. I have done it and will see after a day. If it is still painful there, I will check it. But my question i... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I think your tooth is infected, or there is some canal in the tooth that has not been accessed properly. Take medication for at least three days your pain will be over. If they do root canal treatment properly, it will not fail. If your tooth... Read Full »