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Saline Water Mouth Rinses

Saline water mouth rinse is the most effective and natural home remedy to maintain the health of our teeth, gums, and tongue. To make a saline water mouth rinse at home, add half a teaspoon of salt to a cup of lukewarm water and mix it. Use this to rinse your mouth for 10 to 12 seconds and spit it out.

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I have severe pain after wisdom tooth extraction. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I got one of my wisdom teeth taken out a week back. My stitches came out and now there is a big hole where the tooth was extracted. My dentist gave me nothing, not cleaning tools at all. I am just freaking out because their office is closed. What should I do about the giant hole? It h...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If it hurts a lot, it means that you have a dry socket condition, where the blood clot gets dislodged from the wound causing infection. You need to start taking antibiotics like Augmentin 625 mg and a painkiller. Also, use warm salt water gargling three times a day. ...  Read Full »

Is it a concern if I have bleeding one day after tooth removal?

Query: Hi doctor, I got my wisdom teeth out yesterday and they have been bleeding for over 24 hours. Is this normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, it is normal. You just keep a cold cotton pack for the next two hours at the socket. This will make the clot. Then start with saline water mouthrinses five times a day for the next whole week. Take a 1/4th teaspoon of salt in a cup of lukewarm water and rinse it. I...  Read Full »

After wisdom tooth extraction, when can I start eating solid food?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my bottom left wisdom tooth removed yesterday. I am 25 years old and 11 weeks pregnant. I have been eating soft foods like mashed potatoes, jello, and pudding. However, I was wondering when I can begin to eat foods such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cereals, pasta, etc.  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can start with a solid diet in another one day hopefully. Make sure you are following the postoperative instructions regularly. Do lukewarm saline water mouth rinses (put some salt in half glass of warm water) at least 3 times a day and continue for a week. This wo...  Read Full »

My tooth is partially erupted with swollen gums. Is that wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, Does every wisdom teeth start growing partially erupt or do I percent have something wrong with me? My gum is half on my wisdom teeth (which is now starting to grow) are a bit swollen but the teeth does not look slanted or impacted so far, it hurts a little though. I just wanna know ...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most third molars or wisdom teeth grow half erupted or becomes impacted in most populations. Sometimes, normally erupting teeth can cause pain and swelling. This could probably be your second molar tooth. We will have three molars on each side. The age of eruption of...  Read Full »

Will painful sores on gum due to hard brushing heal on its own?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I brushed my gums hard and noticed that my right upper gum got hurt, and it looked red. Then a couple of days later, two white sores appeared. I will see a dentist soon, but since I am traveling, I will not be available for four days and got scared it is something terrible. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and understood your concern. Please do not be worried. This is a simple traumatic ulcer (gum ulcer caused due to injury). Any gum ulcers take at least a week to ...  Read Full »

My lower frenulum got injured and looks red, inflamed, and swollen. How do I cure it at home?

Query: Hello doctor, About three days ago, my bottom frenulum got cut (between the bottom two teeth), and since then, it has slowly become infected where the skin broke. As a result, the gums around the four teeth are red and inflamed, slightly swollen, and a bit of pus is developing on the cut. Is there a...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. This should settle soon. It would be best if you apply topical anesthetic gels like Orajel (Benzocaine) over the cut and the gums with a clean finger thrice daily to prevent discomfort or pain. I also suggest the following. 1. Avoid hot and s...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for my receding gum lines?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing a receding gum line and decaying teeth in my front two bottom teeth. I am desperately afraid of the dentist. I am also scared of losing the affected teeth. I need to know how to proceed with my treatment. Is there a way to make it better? I am currently on birth c...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I checked your given picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Unfortunately, there is nothing better you can do but visit a dentist and get scaling or cleaning of this hard plaque and tartar done as soon as possible. It is plaque that gets hardened, turns...  Read Full »

How to relieve jaw pain due to an impacted wisdom tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an ache in the lower jaw. Last time I visited the dentist. I had a root canal treatment done. After a month, I started experiencing pain in that jaw. The doctor said root canal treatment is fine, and they noticed an impacted wisdom tooth after a quick X-ray. I am having pain n...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This may be the pain for the same reason you had previously. If you have an impacted wisdom tooth, then that can cause you this kind of problem repeatedly. But if you have pain on biting, that may be from the root canal-treated tooth. Do you have the X-ray? Can you s...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in the site next to the molars?

Query: Next to molars where wisdom teeth grow my gums are white no tooth is visable and when i open my mouth wide it stings in that spot  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello I have gone through your query and attachment. The white area in the wisdom tooth region is because of the gum blanching. Sometimes, the gum blanches and becomes white, prior to tooth eruption in that spot. This blanching and pain could be because of wisdom tooth eruption. This should settle ...  Read Full »

I have severe gum pain for the past two days with little bleeding on pressing. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe gum pain between two teeth for the past two days. If I press my gums, a small amount of blood comes, and I am taking tablet Calpol.  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Any history of accidental food poking two days back (e.g., chips, popcorn, fish bones, fried foods,etc.)? Any accidental gum injury? Gum pain, swelling, and bleeding could be due to accidental food lodgement, poking or due to toothbrush injury or could be because...  Read Full »

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