Dental Scaling

Dental scaling is a procedure done to remove excess plaque and tartar build-up on the tooth and root surface. Scaling can be done manually or with the help of an ultrasonic machine called a scaler. Scaling prevents gum diseases.

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What is the cause for having a cyst on the gums of teeth?

Query: I have a hard cyst that is causing me pain. Wil this go away or should i get it checked? its on the inside of my teeth on my gums  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello Cysts or swelling on gums could be 1. Gum abscess 2. Tooth abscess 3. Gingivitis 4. Accidental toothbrush injury/food debris lodgement 5. Common mouth ulcer/canker sore If that's a common canker sore or an accidental injury, it will resolve on its own within a couple of weeks. If the s...  Read Full »

How to eliminate the brownish spots on my teeth?

Query: Hi doctor,What are the brownish spots that have formed between my upper back teeth? They are on both sides. I just noticed these brown spots tonight while brushing my teeth. They do not come off when I brush them. I have a habit of chewing tobacco.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and the attached images (attachment removed to protect patient identity); I am very sorry for the inconvenience. As a specialist, I am here to help you. The brown spots over the teeth that do not clean by brushing are stains and plaque. They...  Read Full »

Please suggest a way to correct my teeth problem.

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know the ways to fix my teeth and make them better. Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly ask your question in detail with your exact problem, so that I can answer your doubts to my best. Revert back with more details to a dentist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dentist  Read Full »

Is it wise to remove gum abscess with surgical scissors on my own?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a small gum abscess on the rear side of my lower left molar about the size of a skin tag. I have had this issue for about three weeks, but it has been tolerable until today. When it has got exponentially more painful to eat, brush, and even move the area with my tongue, would i...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is a bad idea to snip the abscess. If this abscess involves the gum edge along with tartar (hardened yellow food deposit), that could be gingivitis or gingival abscess. A scaling and polishing procedure should be done to remove the tartar after which the gin...  Read Full »

How often should you brush your teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, How many times a day should I brush my teeth? I recently bought an electronic toothbrush with five modes. I am not new to electronic toothbrushes. I brush my teeth in sensitive mode and I used to wash them three times a day after having food. Sometimes, especially after I had my teeth c...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Welcome to icliniq.com. The best oral hygiene maintenance method is to brush your teeth with a soft or medium toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. The electronic toothbrush does not offer any real additional benefit to normal individuals. It is the movements of the toothbrush made by our hands that b...  Read Full »

How to save my molar tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. A few days ago, I had a toothache on my molar teeth and have mobility when touched. I have a big hole in that tooth from my childhood. I guess the black circle is the vein of the tooth. I could not afford to get an implant tooth. I had pain in that tooth a year back...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is clear that this tooth is decayed with loss of large crown structure. The decay has also spread to the roots.  As you have mentioned, there is some mobility on touching the tooth and some...  Read Full »

How to lessen my gum inflammation and pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My teeth and gums get painful when I bite something. I think my gums are inflamed. What should I do to lessen the inflammation in my gums and teeth? It hurts so bad, and it is there for the past four days.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Kindly let me know, is there any history of a forceful bite upon and hard food that initiate the pain? Generally, a fractured tooth shows these kinds of symptoms. Upon biting, the fractured tooth gets pressuriz...  Read Full »

Why are my gums numb and receding behind the two front teeth?

Query: Gender: Female Age: 19 Weight: 320 Problem: Gum/Mouth problems Symptoms: Numbness behind my two front teeth, aches, receding. I had this problem for 2 or 3 days. my gums are numb and I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do. I have tried using Hydrogen peroxide and Mouthwash and scrubbed inside m...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ICLINIQ. This is your Dentist - I went through your query . As a Specialist I would like to help . But for that reason I would like to see whats actually causing you the inconvenience . I can understand how painful and uncomfortable its been . Donot worry I will help it ease....  Read Full »

Is root canal the correct treatment option for an infected tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my lower right side first molar extraction about a month ago. My dentist prescribed a course of antibiotics. The pain persisted after I finished the course of antibiotics and so the dentist again prescribed a five day antibiotic course. A week went by with no pain and then the pain ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding to dental health. First of all, I would like to suggest you go for a clinical examination of an affected area. If there is a presence of plaque or calculus near the second molar of lower right side, then go for scaling. If there is...  Read Full »

Does tooth discoloration indicate that the tooth is dead?

Query: Hello doctor, I am seeing by my top gumline 6 of my teeth have mild abfractions and are changing color from the gumline down. I do not know what to do and I am freaking out. Are my teeth all dead? My last visits to the dentist's office is in November of last year and I noticed some color change in ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and seen the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The image is not clear to determine any specific concerns of yours as color was not visible properly. But as an expert, your teeth looked fine. You need scalin...  Read Full »

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