Salt Water Gargling

Gargling with salt water is the most widely used home remedy for infections like sore throat, cold, cough, strep throat, mononucleosis, allergies, periodontitis, canker sores, and gingivitis. Salt is helpful to treat mild inflammations as it draws out water from the cells and prevents microorganisms from entering the cells.

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Why do I feel there is a bone in the extracted site?

Query: Hi doctor, A week ago, I had all of my wisdom teeth removed. Three are healing fine, but my bottom left feels and looks like bone. I am not sure whether the bone is visible. It is smooth, but I am concerned about it. My dad, who is not a dentist, think that the gum is growing over it. It is not pain...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. The bone exposure is a common thing after extraction of teeth. But as far as there is no pain, you need not worry about it. May be the extraction was a bit difficult on the lower left wisdom tooth, and the gums...  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 »

How to treat swollen gum near the molar?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I have got a swelling in gums near the area of wisdom tooth for the past three days. Now, it is paining a lot. Please prescribe any medicine.  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read through your complaint and the relevant details. The swelling of the gums is because of the infection around the erupting wisdom tooth. Also, there will be clogged food particles within the gums in that region. To get rid of the pain, I suggest tablet Ketorol DT (K...  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

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 »

Why do I have gum pain after temporary crown placement?

Query: Hi doctor, I am looking for a little advice since I cannot be seen until tomorrow by my dentist. I recently had a root canal on my bottom left tooth (last one at the back in the photo). A few weeks later, I got a temporary crown placed over it. The area beyond the tooth is inflamed and hurts badly. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through your complaint and the relevant details (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The cause of your pain should be either of the following. When you bite, the upper last molar might hit the lower gums beyond the root canal treated tooth cau...  Read Full »

Popcorn stuck in my tooth is causing gum pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, A week ago, some popcorn stuck in my gums, and I got it out. But, the pain and inflammation are still there. Why? How to fix it?  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Popcorn stuck in between the gums is a very common situation. Even I used to face this once in a while. The sharp particle tends to get locked so tightly between the teeth or gums, which is a reason for immediate inflammation and pain. You have also mentioned that it has ...  Read Full »

I got two wisdom teeth pulled two days back and still have pain. Please advice.

Query: Hi doctor, I got my two bottom wisdom teeth pulled two days back. I have some photos of them. I was wondering if you could tell me if everything looks fine. I am still in pain and find it hard to eat solid foods.  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures you attached with your query (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Both the extracted regions looks perfectly good. I see that the sutures have been placed for helping those gums to heal quickly. Also, there is the food debris or rem...  Read Full »

I have yellow ball on inside of cheek after wisdom tooth removal. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently got my wisdom tooth out and noticed a yellow ball on the inside of my cheek. I am not sure if this is scarring or healing tissue or if it is an infection.  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to appreciate you for the clearest picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you have attached to your complaint. Next, my question would be how long has it been since you got the wisdom tooth removed and did you visit back your dent...  Read Full »

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