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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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 »

I experience mild numbness and also sharp pain where the wisdom tooth was removed.Why is this happening?

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 requ...  Read Full »

I have pain in one of my erupting wisdom teeth. Can it get infected?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two wisdom teeth erupting, and I am worried one of them is getting infected on the left side. I am also worried that I might be getting a cavity under the cap of the molar teeth. And I feel that they have to be taken out, as they are 5 to 6 years old. I have attached a photo of the...  Read Full »


Dr. Nisha Ashokkumar Agrawal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query, and I can understand your concern. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Lower left wisdom tooth is out of the arch means erupting buccally. It would have been better if you had attached the x-rays too, but it ...  Read Full »

Both sides of my teeth do not come in contact with biting. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, About 2.5 years ago I put extreme pressure on my back teeth by mistake, and they are now slightly pushed into my gums. Just a week ago, I noticed my upper right wisdom tooth and the tooth next to it were growing a bit crooked, so I decided to move them back myself gradually. I started get...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Thampy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel you have to get a full check up done of your upper and lower jaw. Upper right wisdom tooth erupts between 17 to 25 years. But, if there is no space for it to erupt then they come out crooked. Pain can also result if the wisdom tooth is not erupting in the normal pa...  Read Full »

My 4-year-old daughter has an infected tooth with pain. Does it require extraction?

Query: Hello doctor,My 4 year old daughter got a cavity filled a month back. But now, she is complaining that the same tooth is paining, and there is a big swelling around the infected tooth. So, we went to the dentist, who gave her antibiotics for seven days. He wants to extract the infected tooth, and he...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. At 4 years, we never advise getting the tooth extracted. If the tooth is infected, we perform a procedure called as pulpectomy. Here we remove the infected portion of the pulp, and replace it with a filling or place a small crown to save the tooth until the patient is...  Read Full »

My 2-year-old daughter is having some problems with her front teeth. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My 2 year old baby girl has some problem in her four teeth. Both the upper and lower front teeth is paining now. Please give your suggestion. What can we do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Paras Angrish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A 2 year old may get a problem in the upper teeth because of cavities, which we say as nursing bottle caries or early childhood caries. Please tell if there is associated swelling or pus discharge? And if possible, please post a picture of the teeth. If the issue is pa...  Read Full »

What can I do for the irritation present in my front tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, My front tooth is irritating right now. The gums are not swollen and it feels like the nerve is hurting. Should I visit a dentist or will it go away in some time? What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq.com. As you have not given enough details on your complaint, I had to ask you a question. Did you bite any food or object with heavy pressure like biting guava or opening bottle cap with the teeth? If yes, then sudden and extreme pressure to the tooth might give you pain. You ...  Read Full »

When will be the next root canal sitting after extirpation of the pulp?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had an extirpation of pulp as an emergency on one of my teeth. On my treatment plan, it says my next phase to be done is root canal preparation. How long can I wait to get that done? If I wait any longer, will I lose the tooth? It has been roughly six weeks now since the emerg...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Routinely, the root canal treatment has three steps in total. Pulp extirpation. Root canal preparation. Root canal filling. Since you have mentioned that pulp removal was done under emergency, there are more chances of remnants of pulp along with bugs to be left behind in...  Read Full »

What causes constant pulsatile tooth pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have constant pain in my front tooth (11). I have not had any trauma to it as of I aware and I take good care of my teeth. I do not have gum disease. There may be a tiny bit of gum recession due to over brushing. The ache is constant. I do not get any pain from cold or hot food or drink...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The tooth pain you are experiencing is indicative of pulpitis that is there is inflammation of the living part of your tooth. It may or may not be irreversible. It would be clearer if you could answer a few more questions. When did the pain start? How long has it been? Ho...  Read Full »

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