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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Is it possible to scrap the white debris present on the inner surface of the cheeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I have white debris on the inner surface of my cheeks, where teeth rub the cheeks and lower lip. Is it possible to scrape off this debris? Today after brushing and cleaning the debris, I had bleeding from my mouth. On examining, I found two fissures inside my left cheek, the whole left c...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have described along with pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), point towards a fungal infection. It is mostly candidiasis. It is very simple to treat. However, it must be determined why it occurred. It can be due to stress, other vi...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I have intense pain in my lower wisdom teeth. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having intense pain in my lower wisdom tooth that is making my neck, shoulder, and head hurt badly. This just started up around 6 PM today. I have been taking Ibuprofen, but nothing is working. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your age, your lower wisdom tooth should be erupting to its position. The pain is due to the soreness of the gums around the tooth as the wisdom tooth erupts. Also, when the upper last molar on that side hits the lower gum region, it causes injury and hence th...  Read Full »

Is dry socket a complication after tooth extraction?

Query: Hi doctor,It has been five days since I got my wisdom tooth pulled out. The extraction took around 45 minutes for that one tooth and they had to break it into three pieces. The wisdom tooth was impacted. My dentist packed the socket, but said that I might have dry socket. The pain with the packing w...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dry socket is one of the complications of tooth extraction. If the dry socket occurs, then it takes 7 to 10 days to heal. Do lukewarm saline mouth rinse for three to four days. And, continue the medication as advised. Increase protein intake in your diet, avoid alcohol,...  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 Fredrick

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 »

What is the reason for white coating on the tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last few days, there is a white or yellow coating in the back of my tongue. It has been hurting. My taste buds in the back are swollen and bleed when I use the tongue scraper, which is on my toothbrush. What could this be?  Read Full »


Dr. Rashi Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. A coated or white tongue occurs when the surface is colonized by bacteria or fungi, and dead cells become trapped between the small nodules on the tongue. From the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), that you have sent me. It lo...  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 Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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 Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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 Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

How can bad breath with gum disease be cured?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a very personal and sensitive issue. I have horrible breath. I do have gum disease but my cleaning which consists of flossing several times a day, using a miniature brush to brush between teeth, and using tongue scrapper several times a day (I occasionally oil pull as well). Ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. See the main cause behind bad odor from mouth is due to bacteria present in mouth. There are present several bacteria in our mouth. The bacteria when come in contact with food particles release sulfur compounds which ultimately cause bad brea...  Read Full »

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