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Dental Infections

Infections that begin in a tooth or its surrounding tissues or bone are called dental infections. It usually begins as tooth decay, and then the bacteria invade the pulp and surrounding structures. Dental infections can also occur due to tooth injury.

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Why do I have tooth pain with no discoloration and cracks?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a sore tooth, and the pain is in the tooth itself. There is no discoloration, cracks or breaks, gum swelling, redness, and nothing stuck between the gum and tooth. Just a ridiculous amount of pain directly on the tooth itself. What could this be?  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question, and I can understand your concern. You have not mentioned which tooth. If it is the front lower one, it may be because of deep bite malocclusion. If it is any of the back regions, it can be because of root fracture (severe pain) o...  Read Full »

Why do I have persistent pain in the gums despite the tooth being extracted?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my wisdom tooth removed, but I have pain in the gums near the last molar. What could be the reason? Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Kindly upload a photo of the painful area as the pain generally arises due to the third molar eruption, but since you have got that extracted, it can be caries or a pocket formation behind the last tooth (second molar). Sometimes the uppe...  Read Full »

Can I take Amoxicillin and Ibuprofen for pain in my teeth?

Query: Hello doctor,I have pain in my lower front teeth. I do not know what has happened, but there is a swelling on the gums. I have Amoxicillin and Ibuprofen tablets with me. Can I take them to control my pain? I have an appointment with my dentist tomorrow. I cannot wait for a day with this deadly pain....  Read Full »


Dr. Rakshana Devi M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The teeth ache and swelling in the gums can be due to an infection in the apical region or gums. I suggest you take antibiotics and pain killers for three days (consult a specialist doctor, talk with them, and take medications with their consent). If you have already...  Read Full »

I have had dental issues for a long time. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male, and since the age of ten, I have had mouth issues. I have been to a dentist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and both said that my teeth are fine, but I have had issues with my mouth and teeth all my life. They hurt, and I want them all to be removed. Wha...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakshana Devi M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to you, all of your teeth are causing some pain. I advise you to take an orthopantomogram (OPG). Verify for any dental caries, abscess, periodontal issues, cyst, or other infection. In case of any infection or dental caries, go for that treatment of the sam...  Read Full »

What is the cause for the bad feces smell from my nose?

Query: Hello doctor, I have bad faeces smell coming from my nose when I breathe. What could be all possible causes? Nobody around me feels that smell and that is how I got to know that it is from my nose itself. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bad smell during breathing could be due to various reasons. Let us see those one by one. Malignancy: an intranasal (inside the nose) or intraoral (inside the mouth) malignancy can produce foul smell, that can be perceived as faeces smell by the nose. Malignancy can ...  Read Full »

After tooth removal, I have pain and a bad taste. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my wisdom teeth out two weeks back. It is now paining a lot, and I also have a bad taste in my mouth. Is it due to infection?  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sadly, Yes! Your history is giving symptoms of post-operative infection. If the pain is sharp just at the socket point, then clean this area thoroughly and start saline water mouth rinses at least 8 times a day for 2 weeks. This is best for the fast healing of the wound...  Read Full »

I have a very high CRP. Is my teeth infection causing this?

Query: Hi doctor, I currently have a very high CRP (C Reactive Protein) and the doctors suspect it may be coming from my teeth or a dental bone infection. I have attached the following: X-ray (attached as a picture). CAT (Computed Axial Tomography) scan report. Could you please provide advice on the follow...  Read Full »


Dr. Srinivas Saketh. G

Answer: Hi doctor, Thank you for the reply. I have seen all the information provided, and I will answer all the queries one by one. Based on radiological reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), there is not much evidence of tooth infection, apart from the presence of polyps, which mu...  Read Full »

Why do I have persistent black spots and toothache?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a black spot on my tooth for past three months and have toothaches every day that hurt so bad. Last year also happened, but no black spots were there, so I got a tooth crowned. This time I am using Oragel to ease the pain. Please help me. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Actually, it is a cavity with pulpitis (inflammation of the pulp) due to exposed pulp. I suggest you visit a dentist and get your root canal treatment done as soon as possible. And after consulting your dentist take the medication tablet ...  Read Full »

I have frequent infections in my dental implant. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my tooth removed and a dental implant done five months ago. About three months ago it got infected. I went to my dentist, who cleaned out the infection and prescribed antibiotics. The infection did not go away, so I was prescribed antibiotics two more times. Once again, the infe...  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. That is hard that you got infected several times. If still infection persists, now your dentist must remove the implant and let the area heal. Maybe this foreign body is not accepted well by the immunity of your body so infection had occurred. Antibiotic coverage is enoug...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing severe pain in my tooth due to an abscess under the tooth for the past few months. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female, and I have been dealing with severe pain in my tooth. I was supposed to have it extracted a few months ago, but I never got around to it. Finally, I went to the dentist yesterday, and they suspect there is an abscess under the tooth. They prescribed antibioti...  Read Full »


Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iCliniq.com I read your query and can understand your concern. Based on the information provided, it is crucial that you seek immediate attention from your dental surgeon. Please do not postpone your visit. I wish you a speedy recovery, and please let me know if there is anything ...  Read Full »

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