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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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 »

I have pain in the gums of molar tooth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing gum pain on a back molar. I am trying to catch it before it becomes an abscess. Please help. I am currently on Levothyroxine.  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry for the pain you are bearing. Though I needed more details and a photograph, what type of pain is it? Is it only around the gums or in the tooth also? If it is only in the gums means there is some periodontal problem maybe some food has got stuck up there. Do y...  Read Full »

How can I cure bleeding gums?

Query: Hello doctor, Blood comes from my teeth and my teeth are going to loose its grip. How can I stop this blood which is coming from my teeth and how can I strengthen them?  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gum bleeding and gum recession or weakness is a sign of gum condition called gingivitis. Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums caused due to constant irritation by tartar/calculus (hardened yellow deposits on the tooth). Food deposits or plaque that settles on ...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the treatment of periodontitis.

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly explain the treatment of periodontitis.  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Any history of previous braces treatment? Smoking history? Any systemic diseases? Under any long term medication usage? I have gone through your OPG (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Looks like you have a moderate form of generalized periodontitis. ...  Read Full »

How to fix the broken edges of my front teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, My front two teeth are not fixed and have broken edges because of a car accident, but right now I feel like my lower front tooth are peeling. I can feel a white powder type thing whenever I touch the tooth with my tongue. I cannot bite from my upper front tooth plus after the trauma I...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and have gone through your clinical picture. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please do not be tensed. This can be treated. White powder substance in your lower front tooth is called calculus. Food deposits or plaque that...  Read Full »

What does green discoloration of upper front tooth indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a crack that runs from my two front top teeth and it has a green color and is noticeable when I smile. It is near the gum line but causes no pain. Do I need a dentist checkup?  Read Full »


Dr. Sourendra Nath Basu

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you need to visit your dentist as early as possible. Those green lines are basically a form of "calcified plaque or calculus" in medical term and the reason behind their green color can be chromogenic bacteria. These plaques are needed to be removed at the earl...  Read Full »

Is my dental problem curable?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 70 years old. He has some dental problem and that is filled with pus and blood. Local dentist checked it, but the treatment does not provide complete solution. It occurs again and again. Please check the picture and tell me what it is. Is it cancerous? Is it curable? Ple...  Read Full »


Dr. Johnn Kazimm

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) go, first inadequate frenum mandibular reveals inadequacy of attached gingiva. Then, two swellings can be seen in the lower region and possibly with pus. Firstly, a thorough scaling followed by deep scaling...  Read Full »

I am having two bumps with red gums after gum cleaning. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I was at the dentist yesterday and had a gum cleaning and now today there are 2 bumps in the back of my mouth on top and my gums right there also look red and there more looking like balls per say.  Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. The feeling of strange, weird and sometimes loose tooth are major complaints that a patient generally comes with, after having the cleaning (scaling and root planing) done. This is because of the rem...  Read Full »

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