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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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

General Practitioner, Family Physician

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

Dentist

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

Dentist

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 »

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

Query: I'm having ache in lower jaw. Last time i visited dentist...i had a root canal same side After a month i started experiencing pain in that jaw sometimes... Doctor said root canal is fine and that i have impacted wisdom tooth after a quick x ray. I am having pain now again in that jaw after 3 mon...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Dentist, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Answer: Hello, welcome to iCliniq. This may be the pain from 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 xray? Can you send ...  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

Dentist

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

Ayurveda Specialist

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 »

Why is my gum swollen at the back?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a swollen gum at the back of my last tooth on my left side. It feels like a new teeth is coming up and the pain sometimes extends to ear also. I can remember that I got this pain few years back on my right side and it went away by itself. What should I do now? What is the reason...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It must be wisdom tooth eruption happening. As the tooth makes its place to come out, you are getting pain. Tooth breaks open through the gums, so there is swelling in the gum. Do lukewarm saline mouth rinse three to four times daily. If the pain is unbearab...  Read Full »

Why is my retromolar trigone swollen?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two pea-sized bumps on my retromolar pad, and it is bothersome when I swallow. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your age, I find this is mostly due to the wisdom tooth eruption. The swelling on the retromolar pad should be the reflection of the underlying unerupted wisdom tooth (third molar ) on that side. The gum layer should be thick enough to restrict the wisdom toot...  Read Full »

What is linea alba on the cheek?

Query: Hello doctor, I have white lining on both sides of inner cheek between lower and upper teeth from the last three months. l feel raised line when I wake up in the morning. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Menon

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is quite normal. Unless you have pain and irritation at the area. This is called linea alba. In case you get itching and pain, then please consult your dentist for physical evaluation. For further doubts consult a dentist online -->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-do...  Read Full »

Why do I have a water bubble under my tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had swollen glands for a few months now. I have seen an ENT doctor for the same. He ran a blood test and it came back normal. He told me give it a month and they should go down. They have not gone down or grown. Before going to the ENT doctor, I also visited a dentist and got to...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Dentist

Answer: Hi , Welcome to icliniq.com. The swollen gland can be due to the infected molar. An infected tooth also can cause swollen glands in the neck. The swollen glands will subside only if the infection site is cleared. Get it treated as soon as possible. Visit the dentist, get an x-ray (IOPA - Intraoral P...  Read Full »

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