Dental Caries

Tooth decay or dental caries is the disease of the tooth where a combination of factors like carbohydrate or sugar-rich foods, bacteria, time, and poor oral hygiene, erode or damage the most rigid layer of the tooth called enamel. This results in cavity formation. If untreated, it can proceed to the deeper layers. Tooth pain and swelling are its characteristic features.

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I have sensitivity in my teeth while gargling. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I need advice on the query mentioned below. I had wisdom tooth issues for many years, and I removed them two years ago. The wisdom tooth issue was there for the lower two teeth, but my dentist advised that even their upper pairing teeth should be removed. So all four teeth were remo...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query, and I can understand your concern. As per your X-ray (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), the tooth is completely decayed. But as per your query, it has been removed so it is not involved. I suggest desensitizing agents below...  Read Full »

What are the painless methods to treat a tooth with dental caries?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a root canal and it was a traumatizing experience. My endodontist tried for an hour to give numbness to my tooth. He gave a maximum amount of Novocain and told me that no more can be given after this level. He told me that my pain gets manifested by being tensed and you need to go ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I agree that RCT (root canal treatment) is definitely a painless procedure. In your case, anesthesia was not effective and your endodontist should have postponed your appointment by giving you medications. The techniques of anesthesia range from intraligamentary, in...  Read Full »

What can cause intrinsic yellow spots on some teeth?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 23 years old. I have developed a kind of intrinsic spot on one of my canines. After few years, I noticed the same appearing on the other tooth. Secondly, I can see an accumulation of plaque on the inner side of the lower incisors. I do not have any other medical conditions apart from ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The first spot appears to be due to vitamin D deficiency or calcium deficiency while the second and third spots are due to extrinsic stains. I suggest you do scaling to remove the stains. However, the first one seems to be incipient caries. So observe it and please send a...  Read Full »

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