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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If not swollen, can we feel the lymph nodes in the neck?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it normal to feel lymph nodes under the jaw or neck? They are tiny without pain. They move well and I can feel them.   Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you can feel your lymph nodes under the jaw or neck and you want to know whether it is normal. Lymph nodes are situated in various areas of the body but people can usually feel lymp...  Read Full »

What are the causes of pain in a restored tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my filling two years back on my left wisdom tooth. It was in the center and a deeper cavity, near to the pulp. One year back, I had pain and consulted the doctor. She told me that I was not infected and gave me some medication. I did not have the drug, and I believed I could man...  Read Full »


Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your case history, if there is slight or severe pain, it indicates infection. But there are two possibilities. The first one is filling may be defective, or it has undergone some wear and tear, due to which there may be a gap that is causing fluids to pass and ca...  Read Full »

Did the cold drink prevent my tooth from getting numb?

Query: Hi doctor, I broke a tooth, so I went to the dentist, and I was very upfront about not having a root canal treatment. I preferred to get it extracted rather. She numbed my tooth and said she was going to fix it. After she had finished, she said I was going to need a root canal treatment. Now my too...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Failure of local anesthesia can be due to causes like poor quality of the anesthetic solution, a poor technique of administration, localized infection in the tooth, abscess formation, certain mutations, etc. Drinking few cold drinks has no effect on anesthesia. So, my sug...  Read Full »

How to manage a decayed tooth presenting with swollen cheeks?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday I visited my dentist for a decayed tooth and infected gums. The dentist failed to extract the tooth, as Novocaine did not work because of the infection. Now my cheek is swollen and painful. I was prescribed Amoxicillin and Vicodin.  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Thampy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The swelling of your cheek is due to infection extending from your tooth and root apex into the underlying bone and the facial surface and has reached the soft tissues (muscle and fat). This infection can spread further to the adjacent areas and cause bacteremia (bacteri...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to infection of the salivary gland?

Query: Hi doctor, I think that I have an infection of the salivary gland or sialadenitis. I noticed it initially three years back. Then I consulted a doctor and took some medicines. After few months, it reoccured again. I visited a dentist and he gave me some medicines. I took Clindamycin 300 mg and Met...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly upload an image showing the area of pus discharge. Stop searching online. You do not have a salivary gland infection. You have been taking medication for a long time and still, you are not getting proper treatment. Frequent pus formation can lead to bone loss or ...  Read Full »

Is it possible to grow bacteria on an extracted tooth?

Query: Hi doctor,Is there a possibility to have bacterial growth on the pulled tooth? How can I measure the bacteria on the tooth? How to know that the bacteria pulled out of the tooth are from the tooth? How to check the bacteria on the tooth without using any technology?   Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. An extracted site is a place to have a bacterial deposition. It creates infection. To avoid it, you will be prescribed antibiotics to avoid having bacterial growth and it helps to keep the place without infection. Plaque and tartar deposition seems to be a favorable pla...  Read Full »

How to manage severe pain and swelling in the jaw after coronectomy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had wisdom tooth extraction in addition to coronectomy on one tooth, and I am having extreme pain in my ear and jaw. Is this normal? I took OTC painkillers and ice, but the pain is not going away. I do not have a fever, and I do not have a dry socket or infection. I am currently t...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. I am very sorry for the discomfort. Kindly upload an image of the extraction site. Use flash for clicking the image. And please mention when did you get the extraction done? You need antibiotics as just over the counter pain medicines...  Read Full »

Can Flagyl cause stomach upset?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Amoxicillin 500 mg for tooth pain. Can I ask my further doubts regarding my tooth?  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you very much for choosing me for your query. Please do not hesitate to send your query.  Read Full »

Will prediabetic stage result in white spot on gums?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with prediabetics (102) two months before. Now I noticed white spots on my upper gums. Are the spots related to diabetes or some serious problem? Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Disha Kandi Yermal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before commenting anything about diabetes and its relationship with oral problems, I would like to see images of your gums having a white spot so that we can discuss appropriately.  Read Full »

What could cause severe pain in the filled molar tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing severe pain in the first molar teeth. I did the filling one year back. I had three Combiflams to reduce the pain. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Disha Kandi Yermal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, it seems that there is a reinfection in your treated tooth. Do you see any discoloration over that tooth? For permanent solution. you have to get it done in the dental clinic. As any reinfection can be confirmed only after x-ray of that toot...  Read Full »

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