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Why are there hard yellow deposits in lower teeth?


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Answered by

Dr. Vijeta Singh

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At November 22, 2023
Reviewed AtNovember 22, 2023

Patient's 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.

Answered by Dr. Vijeta Singh


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 lower teeth. As per treatment, if you have calculus then get ultrasonic scaling done.

The Probable causes

Oral hygiene.

Differential diagnosis


Probable diagnosis

Apical periodontitis.

Preventive measures

Maintain your oral hygiene and get ultrasonic scaling done every six months.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vijeta Singh
Dr. Vijeta Singh


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