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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I am a 22-year-old suffering from gaps in my teeth. Can a orthodontic treatment solve this issue?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old and I am suffering from gaps between my teeth. Some of my teeth are spaced apart approximately seven to eight millimeters, while some are even 15 mm apart. Can this problem be solved with braces? Please help me find a solution to this. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, getting an orthodontic treatment from an experienced orthodontist will be helpful in getting your teeth aligned and achieving a better smile. I will suggest you visit a dentist first and get an oral prophylaxis (teeth cleaning) and other restorative procedures (ro... Read Full »
After getting my teeth cleaned, why do I still have inflammation?
Query: Hello doctor, I got a teeth cleaning done, but the inflammation is still there. The dentist said that I need to get treated for a receding gum line through surgery. She said it was due to brushing hard and asked me to switch to a soft bristle toothbrush and sensodyne toothpaste. I am also awaiting ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Use warm saline gargling daily at least 2 or 3 times, for two weeks. This will help in reducing the inflammation and help in preventing further recession of gum line. Also if you can get Betadine gargle for rinsing then it would be much better, this would be of great h... Read Full »
Should I go for bone grafting for my periodontitis problem?
Query: Hello doctor, I have gum disease (periodontitis). I am regularly going through cleaning and scaling. One of the dentists suggested I go for bone grafting for all the teeth. Can you suggest to what extent it will be useful for me? I have attached the scan copies of my teeth. I had an extraction done ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. First, though, you have lost your bone structure at a young age. It may have happened due to your lifestyle or medical and oral habits. Bone grafting is required when you have more bone structure destroyed. The bone... Read Full »
How can I prevent early loss of teeth?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old, and my teeth are weak. Till date, I have lost three molars and one premolar. I am using caps on that place. Now, I have a slight movement on my central incisor. Please suggest me a treatment or medicine to prevent myself from the early loss of a tooth. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It looks like a condition called chronic periodontitis, in case if you do not have a decayed tooth. For that, you need to take medication like Ofloxacin 200 mg twice daily for a week, tablet Metronidazole 400 mg three times daily for a wee... Read Full »
I was diagnosed with periodontitis. What is the treatment?
Query: Hi doctor, About three months ago, I was diagnosed with periodontitis. I am facing swelling of gums, gum bleeding and pus from gums. I would like to know available treatment options and can it be treated without any surgery. I am 26 years old. I am taking Vitamin C tablets. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two treatment options for periodontitis. First includes deep scaling and medications. Periodically scaling will be done of each quadrant of the jaw in two weeks and meanwhile, you should take following medications, capsule Doxycycline 100 mg one time a day for... Read Full »
Do I have a loose tooth sensation or is my tooth actually loose?
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 »
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 »
Should I be worried if my upper front tooth had bled once?
Query: Hi doctor, My permanent incisor tooth number 10 is a little loose and had bleeds once. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern about your loose tooth. Your tooth number specifies upper left lateral incisor, which has the smallest root among the upper teeth and is vulnerable to any difficult circumstances. I suggest you get an IOPA ... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 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 »
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 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 »
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.... Read Full »