Gum Infection

Gum infection occurs when bacteria enter the place between two teeth and the gums. An infected gum looks red and swollen and bleeds on gentle touch. If left treated, it can result in a collection of pus (gum abscess), or infect the periodontal ligaments (periodontitis).

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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

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What causes constant pain in the gums and teeth for years?

Query: Hello doctor,I had braces 7 to 8 years back. Afterward, I was told to wear plastic retainers nightly, which I did for five years. Over the last three or so, I have been experiencing nearly constant pain in my teeth and gums, particularly the front bottom row but elsewhere too, and some of my teeth w...  Read Full »


Dr. Akmal Abdelmalek

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.It seems to me that this has nothing to do with your previous orthodontic treatment, which you finished seven years ago and even discontinued your retainer's wear. You may check your wisdom teeth or have a look at your gums by a dental professional. Sometimes things happ...  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 »

Is a burst of pain in one ear while hiccups or yawn serious?

Query: Hi doctor, Currently, I have a pretty burst of pain in my left ears while having a hiccup and a big yawn. There is a very slight pain in my left ear but I notice it when I really think about it. Before a month, I ruptured my left eardrum. I was tubing in a lake and the tube got flipped out. I hit...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.As per the history, you can have a referred pain from the gums or pain can be due to increased pressure in the eustachian tube. Ear pain is really excruciating. For now, there is nothing to be worried. You can take tablet Paracetamol 500 mg and Ibuprofen 400 mg one tablet w...  Read Full »

What should I do for gum irritation below premolar crown due to food lodgement?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with my crown on premolar. Food gets stuffed in here and irritates. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. One of the following options will help you get rid of this problem. 1. If there is only slight irritation and impaction of food between the crown tooth and the adjacent teeth, I would advise the simple use of dental floss to maintain cleanliness, and your complai...  Read Full »

What could be the soft tissue growth present in tooth socket shortly after extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old male. I have soft tissue growth from the extracted tooth socket shortly after extraction and do not seem to be growing anymore. What could this be?  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is an excessive gum growth that sometimes occurs in an extracted socket. After extraction, the healing activity and blood supply in the socket will particularly be high, wh...  Read Full »

I have severe gum pain for the past two days with little bleeding on pressing. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe gum pain between two teeth for the past two days. If I press my gums, a small amount of blood comes, and I am taking tablet Calpol.  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Any history of accidental food poking two days back (e.g., chips, popcorn, fish bones, fried foods,etc.)? Any accidental gum injury? Gum pain, swelling, and bleeding could be due to accidental food lodgement, poking or due to toothbrush injury or could be because...  Read Full »

What could cause undetectable throbbing pain in tooth or gums with sleep disturbance?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I am suffering from a tooth or gum infection. My left upper jaw started to hurt last month. It felt like it was one of the teeth at the end of the left upper jaw. I checked for cavities but nothing was visible. The pain stopped after a few days but I have been suffering from...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushik Arya

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the information you have provided, it looks like you might be suffering from a dental infection due to severe dental decay causing inflammation of the dental pulp. Since the decay is not visible directly, it might be between two teeth or perhaps your upper...  Read Full »

My tooth and gum pain subsides after medication but I cannot tolerate heat. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have tooth and gum ache (not sure where it comes) but on the below right jaw. On day 1, the pain was there continuously and used Naproxen. (I was able to have coffee and tea). On day 2, pain was there then contacted physician on icliniq and suggested Ultracet for 3 days. On day 3, I...  Read Full »


Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist, Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attachment. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see some gingival inflammation and also abrasion of teeth near the cervical area. That abrasion is also a cause for severe sensitivity to hot that you are having....  Read Full »

A red tissue growth found inside a socket of extracted wisdom tooth. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my wisdom tooth extracted a few weeks ago, and I am concerned about a piece of red tissue growth in my socket. I am not sure if it is just a new forming tissue. Please clarify.  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. It looks like a piece of surrounding gum or gingival tissue remaining after extraction. 2. I wanted to know when did you notice this for the first time? Was it not there right after extraction, or did you not notice? 3. From photograph/your attachment, it does n...  Read Full »

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