Oral Hygiene Maintenance

Maintaining your teeth and supporting structures is crucial, as you need them to chew, which is the first step of digestion. Some tips for maintaining your oral hygiene are brush your teeth twice daily, floss every day, always clean your tongue, use mouthwash, and prefer using a fluoridated toothpaste.

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What can be done for pointed metal crowns that cuts my tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a metal crown, and the metal has become pointy and cuts my tongue. What can I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. The metallic restoration or crown when placed needs to be in harmony with the occlusion or the bite of the mouth. However, sometimes with due course of time what happens is that the crown gets disharm...  Read Full »

I have something on the roof of my mouth. Is it a burn?

Query: Hi doctor, I have something on the roof of my mouth. I am wondering if it is a burn or something else.  Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. From the picture, it seems that it is a burn (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But I want to know how long it has been there and if you had anything very hot liquid or food in the past ...  Read Full »

Treatment for Canker Sores with Pus

Query: Hello doctor, I have a couple of canker sores and two are on my lip and has pus in them and two on the bottom. Can you tell me what to do with them?  Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. Canker sores are a characteristic feature of syphilis. This syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease. Purulent pustules are generally seen which burst to form canker sores. You should get yourself t...  Read Full »

What is the white spot behind my lower molar with swelling and soreness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have just noticed a white spot embedded in my gum behind my lower back molar teeth. The area is a bit swollen and is a little sore. My throat is also a bit swollen and a little sore.  Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. I need to know if you have any cavity or carious tooth near that sore. If yes, it might be due to the infection of the tooth which is exudating via the gum. However, if no carious tooth is there, then...  Read Full »

My gum is inflamed. What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor, My gum is currently inflamed and I am a bit confused as to whether I have an ulcer or gingivitis, hoping you could clarify which one I have. There is not much pain and I have not had any bleeding when brushing my teeth. However, my gum is inflamed.  Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. The picture you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows a bump on the gingiva of your front tooth. This does not look like gingivitis as if it were so, all the tooth would...  Read Full »

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