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Problem In Teeth

Poor oral hygiene, smoking, acid reflux, congenital defects, etc., can lead to various problems not only to the teeth, but the bone, gums, and ligaments surrounding them. The common tooth problems are cavities, gum disease or gingivitis, periodontitis, cracked tooth, sensitive tooth, and pulpitis.

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I am experiencing numbness and pain post-tooth removal

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. My height is 5'5" and my weight is 140 lbs. I experience mild numbness and sharp pain where the wisdom tooth was removed two years ago, thereby making it hard to eat. Why is this happening?  Read Full »

Dr. Senthil Kumar. K.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Possible reasons for the numbness and sharp pain could be: Any root fragment leftover while removing the tooth. b) Damage to the second molar tooth (tooth just before the wisdom tooth) during the process of surgical removal. c) Cavities (decay) in the upper wisdo...  Read Full »

I am on a cruise, and my dental restoration has partially come out. What can I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on a cruise without any access to dental care. It feels like one of my fillings has come out partially. Not sure what to do. Any suggestions or care I can take to avoid it coming out completely? Thank you, doctor.  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. 1. Avoid hard, spicy, hot, or cold foods on the concerned side. 2. Brush gently and rinse your mouth after every meal to prevent infection or food lodgement into the cavity space. Even if the filling comes out entirely, do not wo...  Read Full »

What should I do for the on and off sharp pain in the gap between my teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a gap in between my teeth with on and off sharp pain. Is this normal? What should I do?   Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the query and the picture attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). I will help you solve the issue. You have dental caries in your teeth. I advise you to take an x-ray to start the treatment accordingly. It may require root canal tre...  Read Full »

Why is my wisdom tooth causing an irritation while having food?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a wisdom tooth that was irritating me while having food and have not consulted any doctor yet. Can you suggest some medicines for the same? What could be the reason for it? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and unerstand the concern. A wisdom tooth erupts at the age of 18 to 21 years. However, if there is inadequate space or the tooth is malaligned, it will be difficult for the tooth to erupt. So, if your tooth partially erupts and there is food lodgemen...  Read Full »

Is it safe to get an RCT for a 2.5-year-old kid's teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2.5 years old son has problem in four teeth (front, above) and doctors are suggesting for RCT (Root Canal Treatment). I have attached the pictures with this query (attachment removed to protect the identity). Here are my questions: Can RCT (Root Canal Treatment) be done for a 2.5...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Thanks for attaching the pictures. Now I can answer your query in detail: This clinical picture represents a case of 'Nursing Bottle Caries'. That means, kids who take milk feed while sleeping or have the habit of keeping feeder in mouth for long and then sleep without brushing develop this typ...  Read Full »

Excessive pain in a root canal treated tooth. Is it normal in an elderly diabetic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 64 years old and diabetic for 12 years. Recently she visited a dentist to get a denture. The dentist told that two pre-molars (1 up and 1 down on left side) have to be root canalled even though there was no pain in them because those teeth were not in good condition which...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I need those pre-operative x-ray to make any comment, but as you do not have them, I can only make decisions based on your explanation. Through your explanation, it does not seem normal. There was no need for a root canal; rather, the dentist could use those teeth f...  Read Full »

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