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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How to fix gap in bottom teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have braces on at the moment and my orthodontist says I can get them off in four to five months. I think it looks okay for the most part but the thing that bothers me is this small gap in the bottom half of my front teeth. I have asked my orthodontist about this and she said that it...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your orthodontist is correct. The gaps at the bottom of the teeth are due to the shape of the teeth. Although very minor in your case, there are cases with much more apparent gaps. The treatment for this is to get reshaping of your teeth done or by gettin...  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

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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

Dentist

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 »

10-year-old has a broken hollow back tooth. What is the treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My 10-year-old daughter's back left tooth completely broke off on her gum, and it was hollow. I believe it is an adult tooth. How would a tooth be hollow?  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If it is the second last tooth of the last side, then it is the last milk tooth that got broken, as it falls off in between age 9 to 11 years. If it is the last tooth of arch that got broken it is the permanent molar tooth. It is the only permanent molar in arch till 12...  Read Full »

Can I die from a tooth infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an abscessed tooth. The tooth is almost gone. I will have to get surgically removed and do not have the money for it right now. I was wondering. Can I die from the infection? I have been on antibiotics from penicillin to amoxicillin to sulfur meth 800-160 mg. At about 1 AM, I...  Read Full »


Dr. Asma Parveen

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. After going through your complaint and looking at your X-ray, it sounds like a 'chronic periapical abscess' which is the presence of pus and infection in the affected tooth due to a cavity which is left untreated. You cannot die due to an acute...  Read Full »

I have read that tooth infection can spread to the brain. Is it true?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had some pain and sensitivity in the upper right back tooth for a while now. I am not sure when it started. I did not think much of it until a few days ago when my gums right around those teeth got very inflamed and tender. It looked like there were two black spots on the gums, whi...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Dentist, Oral Implantologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. First of all, do not worry, as infections reaching brain from tooth infection is very rare, and you need not to worry about it at all. It can an infected lymph node. Consult your dentist and get evaluated. He can take an x-ray of your tooth. You ca...  Read Full »

My bottom teeth have receded. How can I fix this without a gum graft?

Query: Hello doctor, The dentist said I should get my bottom two front teeth looked at by a periodontal expert but I wanted to get a second opinion first. My bottom teeth have receded due to having a tongue ring previously. How can I fix this without doing a bridge and gum grafting? The doctor also said th...  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and here is what I suggest you. It is not necessary to pull your teeth out but you need to have your tongue ring removed. The probable cause for your problem may be a mechanical recession by the tongue ring. The probable diagnosis can ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi, I am a 20 year old female. My height is 5'5" and  my weight is 140 lbs. I experience mild numbness and also sharp pain where the wisdom tooth was removed 2 years ago, thereby making it hard to eat. Why is this happening?  Read Full »


Dr. Senthil Kumar

Dentist

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

Is it normal to still have cheekbone pain a month after wisdom tooth removal?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my lower wisdom tooth removed a month ago. It was infected and they said they had to break a bone and take it out. I had two stitches removed post 10 days of my surgery. Still, I have the sensitivity and light pain in the cheekbone area. Is this normal to have? How long will it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Paras Angrish

Dentist, Pedodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After wisdom tooth removal, one generally has pain and little difficulty in chewing for a week or so. But, it is a month now and it should not be there.  Is there sensitivity on the cheeks or the adjacent tooth? If it is on the tooth, you need to check for any...  Read Full »

What are these orange and red lumps above the top teeth of my 10-month-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My 10-month-old baby is cutting her top tooth and there are orange and red lumps above where the tooth has started to come. What are these lumps? I have attached few pictures for your reference.  Read Full »


Dr. Paras Angrish

Dentist, Pedodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As your child is 10 months old, the upper teeth should have been erupted by this time. But three to six months delay is normal and it looks like your child is putting teether in his mouth ...  Read Full »

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