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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How to get rid of bleeding gums with bad breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old male, who weighs 60 kg and I am 5.8 feet tall. I am facing problems like bleeding gum, bad breath, and also my gums are getting separated from the teeth. What should I do? My gums bleed on brushing, so I tried using lemon for it.  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problems you are suffering from are common among people, but you need to know the reason behind it. Bleeding gums are due to wrong brushing techniques or you are not maintaining oral hygiene properly and there is some food lodgement. For this, visit a dentist and ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of my bad breath caused by a dental crown?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had bad breath for more than a year. I could sense the foul odor from one of the artificial crown. I am afraid of getting near someone as the odor is too foul. I have had numerous crown restorations in the past ten years. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, and I shall try my best to resolve your issue. Are you sure that the foul odor is from a single crown and not from the entire oral cavity? I saw the picture attached; the gum color has faded (attachments removed to protect the pat...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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