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Dental Erosion

Dental erosion is the tooth surface loss due to acids from food and acids regurgitated from the stomach. Taking carbonated sodas also causes it. It is managed by doing tooth bonding, and the crown is placed in cases of poorly damaged teeth.

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I have tooth pain and swollen gums. How to treat that?

Query: Hello doctor, My tooth hurts everytime I eat or drink. It feels hot and a sharp pain that does not go away. My gums are swollen. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vijeta Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your tooth has sharp pain due to tooth sensitivity (due to enamel erosion). Once you get it treated, pain will subside. If erosion has not involved the pulp then only restoration can help you, or if the pulp is involved, then root canal treatment will be a solution. ...  Read Full »

I have sensitivity and pain when drinking juices. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,My teeth have been worn out for the past four years. I have had many root canal treatments and extractions. The tooth present on the lower left side causes pain and sensitivity while drinking fresh or diluted orange juices and beer. I have sharp pain when I wake up, especially while eating...  Read Full »

Dr. Mumtaz Fatima

Answer: Hi,Welcome to a picture for diagnosis. Acidic fruit juices and cool drinks cause sensitivity in the teeth due to erosion. So limit the intake of acidic juices and beer.   Read Full »

Does regular lemon intake cause my front teeth to look awful?

Query: Hello doctor, I have eaten lemons all my life and now have no enamel on my front two teeth. It is not painful but it looks awful and feels bumpy and I am scared they will eventually corrode.  Read Full »

Dr. Vijeta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please quit your habit of eating lemon to prevent further erosion of enamel in other teeth. Rinse your mouth after taking an acidic beverage. Get x-rays of 11, 12, 21, 22 (if upper jaw teeth are involved) or 31, 32, 41, 42 (if lower jaw front teeth are involved). Treatmen...  Read Full »

Will severe acid reflux turn my teeth translucent with receding gums?

Query: Hi doctor, Lately, I noticed that my teeth are not the best looking. I had acid reflux. I looked up a lot of stuff about acid in the mouth, and looking at my teeth I think this is what is happening. My teeth started turning translucent two weeks ago. When I looked it up, it said that it could occur ...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms that you have explained are right. If you have acid reflux problem and in your case, it looks like there is too much of acid refluxing in your mouth from the stomach. Thisacid can erode your teeth making the enamel thin due to loss of minerals. I have commo...  Read Full »

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