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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Two of my lower jaw teeth are slightly inward and higher than the other. How to correct it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two of my lower jaw teeth just beside the front two teeth on either side are slightly inward and higher than the other. Is there a dental treatment to rub or cut the upper side of the teeth to lower the height of the teeth so that they can be made equal to the other teeth?  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope you are well. Thanks for approaching icliniq. I saw your query. I saw the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) attached. The lower front teeth are not increased in height, and it is just displaced from its position lingually. You can tr...  Read Full »

How to treat bad breath permanently?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from bad breath. Bad smell prevails after I brush my teeth or clean my tongue. I want to get rid of it. Is there any permanent solution?  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Bad breath can be due to many reasons. One of the most common reasons is poor oral hygiene. Despite brushing well, there is some deposit of tartar (calculus) and plaque over a period. You should get a regular clean up (scaling - once a year) done by a dent...  Read Full »

I have bleeding gums while brushing despite getting scaling done two months ago. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had bleeding and red gums for the last three months. I am not able to eat medium spicy food also. I have pain, and my gums bleed while brushing. I went to a dentist, and he did a scaling procedure on the teeth and gave me Vitamin C and a gum gel (Metrogyl DG) to apply two month...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the clinical picture attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I will help you solve the issue. It is normal to have bleeding while brushing, do not worry. I suggest you do ultra scaling once again. Then take antibiotics tablets for ...  Read Full »

I have dark grayish colored patches on my upper four teeth. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female, and I have dark grayish colored patches on the crown of my four upper teeth along the gum line. I can send pictures if you want. Is it periodontitis? I am very scared.  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Thampy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query. The dark gray colored deposits on your teeth is a part of the subgingival calculus. That means, the deposits started long back and irritated the gingiva. The slight bleeding from gums made it stained. This is not periodontitis. But, it is the sta...  Read Full »

My teeth are yellow, which does not go away by brushing. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My teeth are yellow and do not get clean with brushing. They were white before but gradually got yellow. What can be done? Also, I have bleeding and painful gums.  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you visit a dentist and get your teeth cleaned for gum pain and bleeding. For yellow teeth, use baking soda, salt, and lemon juice paste to brush your teeth and then use normal tooth paste. Use this paste twice a week only, and it will give you good whitening...  Read Full »

Why did my gums swell when I tried to remove food particles?

Query: Hi doctor, I tried to get food out between my teeth. I feel like I have gotten my gum stuck between my teeth as I tried to get the food out. I feel pinching, and the gum is purple, swollen and bleeding. What do I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Due to extra efforts, you have injured gum. It is inflamed, and that is why it is swollen. You can visit a dentist. Do not irritate the gum with tongue or nails. Brush the teeth slowly and carefully. I suggest antibiotics like capsule Amoxicillin 200 mg for two days tw...  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 Arora

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. This acid can erode your teeth making the enamel thin due to loss of minerals. I have common...  Read Full »

Does dental scaling cause bleeding and gaps between teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe gingivitis and have done three sessions of deep tooth cleaning (each one week apart). When I rinse at the dentist, my mouth is full of blood every time, and I see pieces of tissue floating in the blood, and it takes three to five of the little rinsing cups for the whole red...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I checked your history and photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). As per my diagnosis, there is no need to worry. Space has been created due to scaling, which is normal in patients who do oral prophylaxis with doctors. This gap closes after...  Read Full »

Can one get bad breath even after maintaining good oral hygiene?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from chronic bad breath for the past few years. I did not get it diagnosed, though. What confuses me is that I perform good oral hygiene but still cannot get rid of it. I went to a dentist two months back, she just cleaned my teeth, and it seemed like it worked, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concern. The most common cause of bad breath is a gum condition called gingivitis. Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums caused by constant irritation due to tartar/calculus (hardened yellow deposits on the ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old female. I have numbness behind my lower front two tooth with a toothache. It seems to be receding. I have this issue for two or three days. I have tried using Hydrogen peroxide with mouthwash. I scrubbed inside my tooth using it. I believe that it occurred due to poor ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly upload an image to see the condition of your tooth. For now, use Betadine mouthwash for gargling. You can take tablet Metrogyl ER (Metronidazole) one tablet twice daily for five days. Use Rexidine M forte gel for gum massage. Do not use Hydrogen peroxide. Ora...  Read Full »

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