Iopa

IOPA is the short form for intraoral periapical radiograph. It is a type of intraoral, that is, the x-ray film is placed inside the mouth while taking a radiograph. This type of x-ray shows the entire tooth, along with its surrounding structures.

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Why am I having severe toothache at night?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing a toothache problem, especially at night times. There is higher pain from the last three days. Please suggest me a solution for toothache problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are describing it as night pain it looks like the infection in your tooth has reached pulp and now requires root canal treatment. Please get an X-ray done and send the photo of the X-ray as soon as possible. For now, you may take the following medications for ...  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 »

I am facing a shaking tooth in my bottom jaw. What is the solution for this?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 17 years old. I am facing a shaking tooth in my bottom jaw. What is the solution for this?  Read Full »


Dr. Rohee John

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Shaking tooth means tooth mobility. Causes are various like periodontal (means your gums are loose not enough to support the tooth, or because of less oral hygiene). Other reason might be trauma, broken, and shaking (mobile) tooth.  Read Full »

Can a broken root canal file left in tooth cause problems?

Query: Hi doctor, Four months before, I had root canal treatment and the file was broken inside the tooth. So, I went to another doctor and after a month of treatment, he said the file has been removed. Now, I feel a very light sensation in the tooth. I went to a new dentist as I could not contact the old ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The broken file piece will never cause a problem for you and will never travel to any other region of the mouth or body. If the tooth does not have any pain, then there is no need for any worries as the file has got stuck (locked) inside the canal. So, it will remain ther...  Read Full »

Is it normal to find wisdom teeth with bone growths in X-ray?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18, and every year I have X-rays. I am in the 4 % that do not have wisdom teeth. Today, I was X-rayed and I suddenly have very small wisdom teeth. Every other X-ray, I did not have these teeth. I also have bone growths in my jaw. Is it normal to rapidly grow wisdom teeth?  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Nassar

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Wisdom teeth can erupt little late than usual. It depends on many factors. In some people it takes up to the age of 24, these teeth also can never erupt and stay impacted or half impacted inside the jaw bones. So for now if you do not have any complaint or problem it is n...  Read Full »

What does my X-ray for tooth pain and sensitivity indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, Please check my X-ray and guide me. I have minor pain and sensitivity in tooth.  Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. In the X-ray, I want to know if you are referring to the last tooth. In the X-ray, there are the following findings: 1. The second molar seems to have developed secondary caries which seem to approac...  Read Full »

How to find out if I have caries under my tooth restoration?

Query: Hello doctor,I have three first molars that have been filled with amalgam three years ago. I need to know how can I find out if one of them has caries under the restoration because one more first molar was also restored by amalgam, and three years later, I was experiencing some pain. When the doctor...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.Yes, there are possibilities of caries (tooth decay) underneath amalgam restorations. Please check the panoramic radiograph and see if there are any dark patches below the amalgam fillings in the teeth. It would be best if you could send a photograph of your recent pan...  Read Full »

What has to be done for tooth pain in a child?

Query: Hi doctor, My 5-year-old is complaining of tooth pain. It appears where the pain is, there is a missing part between two teeth and food gets stuck all the time. I need some advice. I can provide a picture if needed. About three weeks back, he complained about the same thing. We went to a dentist. H...  Read Full »


Dr. Pallavi Srivastava

Dentist, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, Oral Implantologist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The first molar of the lower jaw of both the left and right side are having cavities. Go for X-ray for both the tooth. In the X-ray, the dentist can see where infection (caries) has reached (to the pulp or not). If caries has reached the pulp, you have to go for pedodon...  Read Full »

Does Flucloxacillin help in case of a dental abscess?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a dental abscess. Will Flucloxacillin help?  Read Full »


Dr. Asma Parveen

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to know if you are sure it is a dental abscess or could it be another tooth infection. I do not know if you have visited a dentist for this problem. Also, if available, forward me your X-ray or any other investigation reports. If it is a dent...  Read Full »

I have pain in the left molar region and bleeding gums. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have extreme pain in my left molar region, and I also have swollen gums that bleed¬†while brushing. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern about your bleeding gums and gingivitis. You need to keep brushing your teeth even though it bleeds. And you also need to get your teeth cleaned (oral prophylaxis).Probable causes:Plaque. Calculus. I suggest ...  Read Full »

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