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Periodontitis

Periodontitis is the inflammation of the structures that support a tooth, which includes the bones, gums, and ligaments. This inflammation is caused by bacteria in the mouth, which can result in bone destruction, and eventually, the affected tooth falls off. It can be prevented by maintaining good oral hygiene.

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My mouth is full of saliva when I wake up and smells bad. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, When I wake up in the morning, my mouth is full of saliva. I cannot swallow it so I have to spit it. After brushing, this problem goes off, but before brushing, saliva comes again and again. I am suffering from these problems for two years. It smells bad. What causes it? How to stop it...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Early in the morning, secretions can occur but if after brushing it does not persist, then no need to worry. Your local tooth should be examined to check any periodontitis like problem if present. Drink more water. At night, make a habit of brushing teeth before slee...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I have bleeding gums during and after brushing my teeth. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having bleeding gums for two weeks while brushing my teeth, and today there was bleeding a few hours later. What could this indicate? Are there any medications necessary to help? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Kandi Disha Yermal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attachment (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). From the attachment it is noticable that there is gingival inflammation and localized periodontitis. In a particular area there is recession and inflammation of period...  Read Full »

My front tooth are loose. How can it be fixed?

Query: Hello doctor, One of my front bottom teeth feels ever so loose. I give it a gentle push with my tongue and feel a movement sensation. However, when I look at it in a mirror and try to wiggle it to check if it is definitely loose, you cannot see it moving at all, nor can I feel the sensation mentione...  Read Full »


Dr. Akhil K P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Unless the tooth is visibly moving, there is less to worry about. The sensation you are feeling could be due to a number of reasons like less space for the tooth to be in position (crowding), the excessive force from the opposing teeth (tr...  Read Full »

What can be done for my abscess due to a broken tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bad infection from an abscess. Due to the broken tooth infection going to my ear, there is a severe pain on the whole right side and can barely open my mouth.  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The tooth is not in good condition (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Maybe it will go for root canal treatment or will be removed. These are only two options for the tooth. For now, I would suggest you maintain oral hygiene properly and use mouthwash ...  Read Full »

Why do I have a swelling on gums that bleeds when I touch?

Query: Hi doctor, I woke up this morning with this dried up blood in between my upper front teeth and blood comes out when I touch it. It does not hurt, and when I brush my teeth, I can see it move. I have not noticed any changes in my gums or teeth. My gums usually bleed when the bristles of my toothbrush...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed the images attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like there is a deep infection in the gums in that localized area and there can also be periodontal pocket formation. As you also bleeding on brushing, it further indicates towa...  Read Full »

I have some mobile teeth with periodontitis. What is the treatment option other than extraction?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 62-year-old female. I have moderate to severe periodontitis. A couple of teeth are mobile with some crowns. I have some missing teeth. My dentist advised me to have an extraction of seven teeth. I want a second opinion. I would like to treat them first. Please suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In the upper jaw, there are at least three teeth presenting with periodontitis and deep pocket formation. The only option is to do an extraction. If you do not have any symptoms for now, then you can delay doing extraction for few months or for a couple of years. In the...  Read Full »

Are multiple painful sores in the mouth indicative of canker sores?

Query: Hi doctor, I have multiple painful sores in my mouth that appeared two days ago. One being large, what I think to be a canker sore (kind of grey flesh with a bunch of swollen gum below it), one small sore (that is just two little dots in my mouth), and the other I have not looked at. I have had poo...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please be calm. They can be ANUG (acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis), lichen planus, canker sores (the grey color is descriptive of necrosis), or noma. So I suggest you please share pictures for confirmation of diagnosis. I would also suggest you do a biopsy or...  Read Full »

Is it possible to accommodate dental braces in regions with severe bone loss?

Query: Hi doctor,Most of my teeth were grafted in my bottom. I underwent surgery as my gums were not so thick to have braces and I had severe gum recession. I want to know how much bone is necessary to wear braces. If the bone loss is severe, what are the other options to restore it? How to control my gum ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shamaz Mohamed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your need to have orthodontic treatment using braces. For having braces, it is important that you should not have any gum diseases. Gum diseases like periodontitis cause bone loss and hence it can be prevented by undergoing gum treatment. It includes gu...  Read Full »

What can be done for my upper and lower tooth pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in the tooth, both upper and lower and it is fluctuating for the last five days.  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your right upper last wisdom tooth is erupting in a bit of horizontal pattern and hitting the second last tooth and has caused infection in it (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You might need extraction of upper right wisdom and root canal treatment of upp...  Read Full »

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