Opg

OPG, otherwise called orthopantomogram, is a type of oral X-ray that provides a panoramic view of all the teeth, jaws, and lower part of the orbit and nose. You can also clearly view the temporomandibular joint in this. It is also helpful to detect any lesions or tumors in the jawbones.

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I have gap between my front teeth. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I was looking into veneers and invisalign to fix the gap between my front teeth. I am not sure what would fix them. So, I am looking for some initial advice. I have attached a picture for you to view. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all, let me know you that the space between upper front teeth, which you are having, is called midline diastema. It can occur due to many reasons like abnorma...  Read Full »

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

Query: I had braces 7 to 8 years back. Afterwards, I was told to wear plastic retainers nightly, which I did for 5 years. Over the last 3 or so, I've been experiencing nearly constant pain in my teeth and gums, particularly the front bottom row but elsewhere too, and some of my teeth wiggle slightly, they ...  Read Full »


Dr. Akmal Abdelmalek

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hello, I'm sorry for your pain. It seems to me that this has nothing to do with your previous orthodontic treatment which you finished 7 years ago and even discontinued your retainers wear. You may check your wisdom teeth or have a look at your gums by a dental professional. Sometimes things just h...  Read Full »

Can you replace loose teeth with denture implants?

Query: Hi doctor, I have very bad teeth and all are loose. I want to take them all out and replace it with denture implants. What are my options? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If most of the teeth are loose, then you can go for dentures after removing all of them. You will need to wait for at least three months after removing all to get a good seating denture. If you are going for implant supported dentures, then it is required that you unde...  Read Full »

Why do I have a high-pitched sound when I move the jaw up and down?

Query: I have symptoms of a high-pitched sound when I move my jaw up and down while eating, yawning and even when I turn my head sideways to the affected side as well as grinding the teeth. I also have fullness/pressure in the ear when the jaw is motionless. I have now had these symptoms for more than 6 mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhinav Raj Gupta

Orthodontist, Dentist

Answer: Hi, yes your symptoms of TMJ clicking will disappear with a proper treatment plan so don't worry its great that you have seen stomatologist and got advised for night guard, go for it or I will suggest for acrylic repositioning splint. and after this if you don't get relief go for orthodontic treatm...  Read Full »

How long does the pain last after wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I had all four impacted wisdom teeth out a week ago. The pain has been absolutely horrible which I knew it would be. However, my left side has healed very well, is no longer swollen with minimal sensitivity. Now my right side is still as swollen as day two or three. It is hard, sensi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Menon

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me explain a few things first. Wisdom tooth, first of all, can be fully erupted, partially erupted or totally unerupted, sometimes lying deep within the bone. The swelling of the extraction site depends on the amount of bone removal to take the tooth out. It is n...  Read Full »

What does popping sound while opening the mouth indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I got facial pain, headaches, popping sound while opening jaw, pressure and sometimes neck pain as well. I got patchy mucosal thickening of ethmoid sinuses from a CT scan. I have attached my dental x-ray. Are my symptoms due to sinuses? Or do I have TMD of right mandible? Most of my sympt...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Menon

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the symptoms you have mentioned are strongly suggestive of temperomandibular joint disorder (TMD), you will need an advice from an oral surgeon and a neurologist. Avoid chewing anything hard on the right side in the meantime. A popping sound heard is the commonest s...  Read Full »

I have pain after bone grafting in the process of implant. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I started the process of getting four implants. Last week I went for bone grafting. It has been a living nightmare ever since. I was completely fine, pain-wise, until three days after the grafting. Out of nowhere, I was in excruciating pain. Like deep in the nerve type pain. At that poi...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have X-rays of teeth that caused you pain? You seem to have an infection either due to bone grafting procedure or abscess of the roots of those anchoring teeth of the bridge. Get an OPG x-ray done to find out more. Continue antibiotics and painkillers. Use war...  Read Full »

I have jaw stiffness and was suggested to remove my wisdom tooth. I want opinion on my OPG.

Query: Hello doctor,I am feeling jaw stiffness on the right side, I had OPG and my dentist said to remove the wisdom tooth, but I do not see any issue with it in my OPG. I want to get a second opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Smitha Yalavarthy

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your wisdom tooth on both sides of your lower if you observe are at the angle of your jaw where there will be movement when you open the mouth causing stiffness. And in the second point is there are no adverse effects if you get rid of your wisdom tooth. Your brush c...  Read Full »

Can Invisalign treat gaps in the bottom row of teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old and very self-conscious about my teeth. I understand that I have an overbite, which cannot be corrected unless I have jaw surgery. I had braces as a teenager, but they were taken off early, and now my teeth are shifting. I have a gap on the bottom row of teeth and some c...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query, attached file (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and can understand your concern regarding dental health. The gap which is present in your lower left side is very small and can be closed by wearing fixed retainer for 6 to 12 m...  Read Full »

My right side jaw is paining while having food. What could be the reason for it?

Query: Hello doctor, My right side jaw is paining while having food. On consultation, I was advised for physiotherapy. What could be the reason for it?  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There might be several issues expected, 1. As you mentioned if there is only jawline problem, then you should have physiotherapy and warm massage at TM joints (tempero mandibular) at the junction of the ear when you open your mouth, it can be felt quickly. Do warm m...  Read Full »

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