Food Impaction

Food impaction is when the food you chew gets stuck in between your teeth or on a tooth cavity. These areas of the tooth can be challenging to clean with only brushing, which makes it an excellent environment to grow and multiply. To treat this, get your decayed tooth filled and floss every day to prevent bacterial infection.

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Why do I have pain in my gums while brushing?

Query: Hello doctor, Something is stuck between my teeth. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Chinmay Arora

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What is stuck between your teeth? Do you feel stains or calculus? If yes, go for scaling and root planing. If you think it is a cavity where food is stuck, then you need a dental filling. Kindly attach a photo and tell the chief complaint. Thanks.  Read Full »

Why does food get stuck between the dental crown and the adjacent tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I placed a dental crown on my first upper premolar tooth. Now, food gets stuck between it. My second premolar tooth also has a crown. When I use floss between them, I hear a click sound. What is the solution?  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have food lodgement. Your crown has not been made properly. Kindly send an image of the area where the food gets accumulated and I will also inspect the crown. Kindly send the image. Flossing is a good habit. But new crown should not have this issue. You can use...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to get my wisdom tooth removed?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it a must to remove wisdom tooth? I have attached an image of my tooth. Kindly advise if it is possible not to remove it.  Read Full »


Dr. Paras Angrish

Dentist, Pedodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can make out that the position of your wisdom tooth is not vertical that means, it is not coming at the normal position. My concern is, are you getting any pain in gums area? Is there any uneasiness whil...  Read Full »

Can measles cause pericoronitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am really suffering from pericoronitis and I cannot eat properly. Does measles cause pericoronitis?   Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Measles does not have any connection with pericoronitis. Pericoronitis occurs when the gums over the wisdom tooth get swelled and there is an accumulation of food particles and bacteria leading to a painful condition. There is a restricted mouth opening in some cases. Measl...  Read Full »

I have intense pain in my lower wisdom teeth. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having intense pain in my lower wisdom tooth that is making my neck, shoulder, and head hurt badly. This just started up around 6 PM today. I have been taking Ibuprofen, but nothing is working. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your age, your lower wisdom tooth should be erupting to its position. The pain is due to the soreness of the gums around the tooth as the wisdom tooth erupts. Also, when the upper last molar on that side hits the lower gum region, it causes injury and hence th...  Read Full »

I have a tooth with small stains next to the filled tooth. Are they cavities?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the photos of my teeth. The tooth, which is next to the tooth with a filling, has some small stains. What are these little stains? Are they cavities? This tooth often feels sensitive and at times hurts when I floss if I have food stuck between my teeth. I am on birth contr...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The stain does not seem to be a cavity by seeing the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Sensitivity and pain while flossing seems to occur due to the deep filling and food impaction between those teeth. Also, the two metal filling are touching ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have food stuck in the retromolar region?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. I have noticed that small pieces of food (meat) would get stuck in the retromolar region in the mouth. I did not see this before in my life. Is this normal? What can I do to prevent food from getting stuck there?  Read Full »


Dr. Blake Louscher

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for taking the time to figure out why that is happening to you. Given your age, my first inclination is that you may have your third molars (wisdom teeth) starting to erupt behind your second molars. Have you ever been told that you have third molars developi...  Read Full »

Why do I have gum pain after having implants?

Query: Hi doctor,Eight days ago, I had four dental implants placed in the lower jaw. Is it normal to have pain on the sides of the gums where I got implants?  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding dental health. The presence of pain for 10 to 15 days after implant is a normal one. It might also be due to some infections like plaque or food lodgement or due to some pathological changes in bone. So, you should consult your nea...  Read Full »

Why is the area around my last tooth swollen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a swelling around my tooth. Also, one side of the wisdom tooth is infected. I feel pain over the area. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The swelling is mainly due to infection around the wisdom tooth due to food lodgement behind it. It is called pericoronitis, which has two solution. One is you can take antibiotics and painkillers to reduce the swelling and then do a small flap surgery to remove the ove...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to manage swollen and bleeding gums.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a cut in the gum after having some food. Later, I gargled with Listerine and it worsens the condition with swelling. I am having bleeding gums while brushing. I am 35 years old and I am diabetic. Please do the needful.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is called localized peridontitis, which occur sometimes if there was food impaction between the two teeth or some prolonged infection due to plaque and calculus deposition. You should use warm saline gargle thrice a day for a week. Visit a dentist and ask him to cle...  Read Full »

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