Intraoral Periapical Radiograph, otherwise called IOPA, are the most commonly used type of dental X-rays. An IOPA can be used to detect dental infections or decay of the tooth crown, root, and surrounding bone. They can be used to examine three to four adjacent teeth at a time.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am having severe pain on my left side jaw and cheek, frequently for about two years. It seems it radiates from the last tooth of upper jaw and lower jaw. Both are root canal treated and crowned. The pain radiates from those two to the left jaw, cheek, and inner ear. I have seen many de... Read Full »
Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may have an abscess related to root canal treated teeth. As the pain is only on the left side of face, and near to those teeth, there might be a relation. Please attach your OPG (orthopantomogram), x-ray, and pictures of your jaw inside the mouth area where you h... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. A few days ago, I had a toothache on my molar teeth and have mobility when touched. I have a big hole in that tooth from my childhood. I guess the black circle is the vein of the tooth. I could not afford to get an implant tooth. I had pain in that tooth a year back... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is clear that this tooth is decayed with loss of large crown structure. The decay has also spread to the roots. As you have mentioned, there is some mobility on touching the tooth and some... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
Query: Hello doctor, I have two cysts in relation to upper right canine and premolar. Since I did not know anything about it, I ignored it. But last year I got an OPG, and I saw the cysts in it. I do not have pain or swelling, but whenever I touch the root of the upper teeth on the gums, I feel a sensation... Read Full »
Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, Dentist, Oral Implantologist, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The OPG (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows a cystic lesion extending from your upper right canine to the last molar. Maxillary sinus floor is also involved. Enucleation is a surgical procedure to remove the cystic lesion, depending on the cyst siz... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. I have very bad teeth with many cavities. I brush my teeth twice a day. I also floss and use mouthwash every day. Even though I follow all the protective measures, my mouth is full of cavities and it has ruined all my confidence. Even though I get them filled o... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding your dental health. First of all, you should visit your dentist for a radiographic examination of the cavitated teeth which are previously filled. This is to check for any secondary caries. From these x-rays, the dentist will guid... Read Full »
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