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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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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 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 »
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 m... Read Full »
My tooth pain is getting worse after the removal of stitches. Kindly advice.
Query: Hi doctor, I got both my wisdom teeth extracted a week ago. My doctor prescribed Ketorol, as a painkiller. But, this medicine is not helping me much and the pain is getting worse after the removal of stitches, which was done today. Kindly advice. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry that your pain has not subsided over this period. I would like to advice you that reduction of pain not only depends on the medicines, but also on effective infection control, oral hygiene maintenance, and rest. You can ask your doctor to switch the painkill... Read Full »
There is a painful white patch near my last tooth. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,How are you doing? I have a pain in my jaw inside the mouth near my last tooth. There is a white patch. It is painful, and I cannot swallow properly because of the pain. Please help me. I am a student. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am doing very well. Thank you. As you have mentioned, the pain is around your last tooth, and it could be due to your third molar or wisdom tooth trying to erupt. This is a widespread problem at your age, but I would like a clearer picture of your case. Kind... 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 a dry socket. The pain with the pac... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A dry socket is one of the complications of tooth extraction. If the dry socket occurs, it takes seven 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, avo... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »