Infected Tooth

Bacterial infection can affect the tooth and surrounding structures, resulting in a dental abscess. This abscess can form at the tip of the root (periapical abscess), on the gum near a tooth (periodontal abscess), and the gums (gingival abscess). It can cause severe, throbbing and radiating toothache, swollen gums, bad breath, and pain while biting.

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How to get rid of pain due to swollen gums?

Query: My mom is having a lot of trouble because of her swollen gums. Her swollen gums are getting worse. We cannot go to a doctor nearby because of the COVID-19. Her pre-molar and molar teeth, three in a sequence, are infected. They all are causing pain because of the cavity. She had to go for a filling o...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your Dentist , I went through your query and am deeply moved by the current condition of your Mom . She is in too much pain and I know the level of discomfort she is been through. As a Specialist I would like to help her. Since she is a kidney donor so medications...  Read Full »

How is pain from underneath a dental crown treated?

Query: For just over 2 weeks I have been experiencing an aching pain underneath one of my crowns. This crown has already received root canal treatment around 4/5 years ago due to A dead nerve which was a result of chipped teeth. As this throbbing pain persisted and began to get worse, especially at night b...  Read Full »


Dr. Akmal Abdelmalek

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hello, I'm sorry for your pain. It seems that the infection in your crowned tooth has come back again. You can confirm this by palpating the gum above your tooth where the root is usually located inside the bone and tap with your finger on the tip of the tooth. If you feel pain then it's a recurrin...  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 »

Can inflammation of the tooth result in numbness in the face and ear area?

Query: Symptom of numbness in the face and ear area started and spreading begins two days after inflammation in the tooth area. Numbness and itchy in the face area and occasionally in the body. Started like some insect or fly was on my skin, when I Touch it, I realized it’s just me, and symptom turn ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: hi thnx for the query. I can understand ur concern. according to ur statement,u have been suffering from feeling of numbness in face and ear area after starting inflammation in the tooth area. numbness in face and ear may be resulted from viral or bacterial infections.Dental problems such as infe...  Read Full »

How to treat teeth that are infected and pain every six months?

Query: hi, male, age 36, i have 2sides bottom big teeth its infected completely, every six months i get severe ache, the teeth is hallow, do i need to close the gap what do u suggest. this teeth is infected almost 6years above i hope. but recently since a 20days the tooth ache is severe. bottom end munchi...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, I have gone through your query and understood your concern. A clear clinical picture or an x-ray of the teeth will help determine the present condition and the extent of the decay. This tells whether the teeth can be saved with a root canal treatment or it needs to be extracted. If this pai...  Read Full »

Why do I have swelling behind my last tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a slight swelling on the skin in my mouth near my back teeth. It is slightly bigger than the other side. It has been there since three days. Though it does not hurt, there is some irritation when I eat or drink. I am not aware whether I bumped it while brushing. If so, then it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you are having infection in the area and it got swollen. It may be due to food impaction or decay in the area. You should ask your dentist to either do a small surgery to remove the inflamed flap or just some cleaning of the area might be enough...  Read Full »

What to do for infection and pain in one of the supporting teeth of FPD?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an accident history which leads to the fixation of FPD in the place of incisors with the support of two adjacent teeth on either side. Recently I got an infection above one of the supporting teeth. RCT has already done on that tooth. I got my x-ray done. I am having a throbbin...  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Banu M

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and OPG (orthopantomogram). (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a periapical (surrounding apex of tooth root) infection. I could see two radiolucent lines near the upper third and apex of root, which could pos...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain and swelling after getting a temporary filling?

Query: Hello doctor,I got a temporary filling in my tooth today. But there was swelling and pain after five hours.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand you are worried about pain and discomfort in your tooth. After dental procedures like filling a root canal, infection and pain are not so uncommon. Many dentists give pain medications and antibiotics before discharging the patient (after the procedur...  Read Full »

How to prevent infection in tooth cavity?

Query: Hello doctor, In my whole life I am known for eating candy and not brushing my teeth as much as I should. Today, I went to the dentist and said that I have nine cavities. This concerns me because I am not sure how long I had the cavities. This is my first time I am visiting a dentist. I read an a...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, by getting the tooth filled you can prevent further decay of the teeth. It would prevent any spread of infection. Yes, dental infection can get life-threatening through septicemia (bacteria in blood), which can go through the maxillary sinus to the brain. But, it ha...  Read Full »

Why do I have a water bubble under my tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had swollen glands for a few months now. I have seen an ENT doctor for the same. He ran a blood test and it came back normal. He told me give it a month and they should go down. They have not gone down or grown. Before going to the ENT doctor, I also visited a dentist and got to...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Dentist

Answer: Hi , Welcome to icliniq.com. The swollen gland can be due to the infected molar. An infected tooth also can cause swollen glands in the neck. The swollen glands will subside only if the infection site is cleared. Get it treated as soon as possible. Visit the dentist, get an x-ray (IOPA - Intraoral P...  Read Full »

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