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Periodontal Pockets

Periodontal pockets are formed due to poor oral hygiene. Accumulation of plaque around the teeth results in calculus. It is cleaned by scaling, and in untreated cases, it results in gum recession. The receded gums lead to the deepening of gum pockets. Finally, periodontal pockets are formed by the loss of bone tissues around the teeth.

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I have periodontal pockets. How to prevent infections?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 62-year-old female with a history of chronic periodontal disease, particularly involving a pocket between teeth #7 and #8, which is associated with some bone loss and becomes infected every few months. I take fastidious care of my teeth and gums, including flossing, using a prox...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The antibiotic resistance is not a big issue as such, but I would suggest to not apply antibiotic gel more than two weeks with one or two months gap in between. Using warm salt water gargle twice a day is more than enough for good hygiene of gums. Root canal treatment w...  Read Full »

My gums are swollen with on and off pain. Am I at the risk of losing teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am worried because my gum has been swollen and I was in on and off pain on the left side of my jaw after a filling two weeks ago. Before that two months ago, I had a crown lengthening, and I was supposed to get a crown, but the dentist two weeks ago said it is best to do a filling. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are two conditions with your teeth, and it might be only due to overhanging filling or due to a pocket surrounding the affected tooth. In that case, you should go to the periodontist first, he will clean the area and give you a better idea of what is happening ...  Read Full »

I am anxious about a feeling that my two upper teeth have become loose as my tongue keeps pushing them. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,Two months ago, I felt my upper front teeth clicking on, pushing my tongue against them. It generally happens when I eat, but not all the time. After a few days, this feeling resolved, and the symptoms reappeared two weeks ago. My last dental cleaning was three months ago, I was informe...  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. When we sleep at night sometimes constantly push our teeth with our tongue. You mentioned pockets, but as you have good oral health, it is nothing but a feeling of loosening teeth. The mouth feels larger and w...  Read Full »

My teeth and gums are not in a good condition. Should I go for flap surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a gum flap on the upper teeth. The dentist suggested that I had an aggressive form of periodontitis. My teeth have become weaker now and more susceptible to damage. Now, my gums have receded and my teeth look longer. Also, my lower molar teeth have deep pockets. The dentist sugg...  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. No, this will not damage anything. The condition of your teeth and gum is not esthetic and that is why flap is needed. Basically, flap surgery is done to clean gums and teeth from the inside. It strengthens the teeth and gum. It is safe a...  Read Full »

I have bleeding gums despite the LANAP procedure. Need help.

Query: Hi doctor,I was having bleeding gums in one section of my teeth while flossing. So, I consulted a dentist who did a deep cleaning of that area. But after a week, I felt swelling and irritation over the area with bleeding on touching. Then, I went to a periodontist who suggested having flap surgery. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern, as per the image provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems you have an infection that has not been eliminated after surgery. It is an edematous pocket that requires a gingivectomy or ENAMP (excisional new attach...  Read Full »

Would braces close wide gap between front teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a wide gap between front teeth due to short upper and lower frenulums, which were removed nine years back. I was also treated for periodontal disease as a result of these gaps. Now I have recessions (pockets), the exposed root of that front tooth that is deviated. Do I need surger...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need to get root canal treatment for the upper and lower central teeth and then place a fixed partial denture (FPD ceramic crowns) on them to close the space. This will give a permanent solution to your problem. It will provide you with a much better esthetic soluti...  Read Full »

I am worried about the continuous pain in the right side of my jaw, and also there is a creamy layer inside my teeth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 21 years old. I am having a tooth problem for almost a year. The right side of my last two teeth is aching continuously whenever I eat from my right side. So I stopped eating from that side now I am using only my left side teeth to eat. The last two teeth have a creamy layer near t...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Well, it looks like there is a formation of calculus in the gum crevices that might also be causing deep pocket formation due to the deepening of bacterial infection in the gum crevices, separating the gum and the t...  Read Full »

I am a 32-year-old male with chronic periodontitis. Does this affect my lifespan?

Query: Hi,I am a 32-year-old male, and I recently had a scaling and root planning done for mild to moderate periodontitis. It also included a laser treatment as I had bleeding gums. My gum pockets were mostly of 3 mm, and three to four teeth had pockets of 5 mm to 6 mm. I am experiencing bleeding even thou...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Do not worry, and periodontitis will not affect your lifespan though it will have the potential to cause systemic diseases. It means it is a risk factor for developing generalized health conditions. The mouth is a mirror ...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my gums while brushing?

Query: Hello doctor, Something is stuck between my teeth. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Chinmay Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What is stuck between your teeth? Do you feel stains or calculus? If yes, go for scaling and root planing. If you think it is a cavity where food is stuck, then you need a dental filling. Kindly attach a photo and tell the chief complaint. Thanks.  Read Full »

What could be the small painless bump on the left end of the mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. There is a small bump on my gum. It is not that painful. I tried pressing it, and there is yellow pus that came out of it. It is just so bothering and becomes painful whenever I eat. The bump is close to my teeth located at the far left end of my mouth. I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly help me by uploading an image of the swollen lump along with the tooth as soon as possible. I will assist immediately as I receive an image. It is diagnostically important. I suspect periapical abscess. Long term abscess might lead to bone loss and mobility. ...  Read Full »

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