Tooth Cavity

Tooth cavity or tooth decay or caries is when a tooth gets permanently damaged due to bacteria, frequent snacking, and consuming sugary foods. The symptoms of tooth cavity are tooth pain, sensitive tooth, black or frosted white spots on the teeth, and pain on biting.

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Why do I have tooth decay in spite of brushing twice?

Query: Hello doctor, All my lower back teeth have started to decay. I brush my teeth twice daily, morning and before sleep. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Praveena Borra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like you to go to your nearby dentist and get it confirmed if it is decay or stains. If it is decay, then your dentist might suggest you get some dental fillings done. If it is just stains that you are noticing, then the stains could be removed by dental scalin...  Read Full »

My gums are swollen, and I have a cavity. How can I treat it without going to the dentist?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 15 and I have been noticing that there is an orange substance building up on some of my teeth. My gums are swollen. There is a cavity in my canine tooth and I was wondering if there was any way I can fix it without going to a dentist because my family is very poor. So, would you r...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Debris is getting deposited onto the tooth surface. The gums are inflamed due to the debris. Brush your tooth twice daily. Rinse your mouth after every meal. I suggest you get your teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist.The cavity on the tooth surface is a cervical abrasio...  Read Full »

Can my tooth cavity be cured by filling?

Query: Hi doctor, I got my dental checkup done recently. A small cavity was observed on the side of my tooth between two teeth. I am attaching a photo of the x-ray. Please check the second upper tooth from the left in the x-ray. Also, let me know if this can be cured by filling?   Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I checked the x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, this can be cured by restoration.  Read Full »

After filling my upper two teeth, I have sharp pain over them. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, About a month ago, I went to get a filling on my bottom tooth. The dentist noticed two small holes in my top teeth. So, she filled them. Since then, I have had nothing but sharp tooth pains, and have not been able to eat. What can I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A sharp pain in a filled tooth can indicate a few possible problems: A high point, due to over-filling. Your teeth will contact earlier in that tooth, leading to a lot of pressure on that tooth. A leakage in the filling, especially if it is a composite (tooth colored) ...  Read Full »

How to treat bad breath permanently?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from bad breath. Bad smell prevails after I brush my teeth or clean my tongue. I want to get rid of it. Is there any permanent solution?  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bad breath can be due to many reasons. One of the most common reasons is poor oral hygiene. Despite brushing well, there is some deposit of tartar (calculus) and plaque over a period. You should get a regular clean up (scaling - once a year) done by a dent...  Read Full »

My 4-year-old daughter has an infected tooth with pain. Does it require extraction?

Query: Hello doctor,My 4 year old daughter got a cavity filled a month back. But now, she is complaining that the same tooth is paining, and there is a big swelling around the infected tooth. So, we went to the dentist, who gave her antibiotics for seven days. He wants to extract the infected tooth, and he...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. At 4 years, we never advise getting the tooth extracted. If the tooth is infected, we perform a procedure called as pulpectomy. Here we remove the infected portion of the pulp, and replace it with a filling or place a small crown to save the tooth until the patient is...  Read Full »

How to know if a person has anxiety disorder?

Query: Hi doctor,I have tooth sensitivity problem. I am suffering from this problem since last two months. I am unable to drink water also. I tried many sensitivity toothpastes, but it does not work properly. Please suggest me a proper drug or suggestion for instant relief.  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tooth sensitivity happens due to many reasons, and it may be because of cavities in teeth. For instant relief, you need to put desensitized toothpaste, but as you are saying it is not working, then it is better for you to visit a dentist and get an x-ray done. The...  Read Full »

Do I need anesthesia before a filling procedure?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a temporary filling for a deep cavity in the wisdom tooth. I have experienced extreme pain, and the dentist did not stop when prompted. Should I have been given a painkiller or anesthesia to numb the pain? Before the filling, I was not in pain, could drink cold water and eat withou...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. All filling procedures do not require numbness before the treatment. Root canal treatment needs the tooth and associated gums to be anaesthetised. The depth of the cavity prepared in the tooth indicates whether ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain due to swollen gums?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is having a lot of trouble because of her swollen gums. Her swollen gums are getting worse. We cannot go to a doctor nearby because of the COVID-19. Her premolar and molar teeth, three in a sequence, are infected. They all are causing the pain because of the cavity. She had to go ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I went through your query, and I am deeply moved by the current condition of your mother. She is in too much pain, and I know the level of discomfort she has been through. As a specialist, I would like to help her.Since she is a kidney donor so medications must be given ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of aches and sensitivity due to tooth cavities?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a visible cavity in my front teeth. It is present between two teeth. I got sudden aches with sensitivity in my front teeth. I have this issue for more than a year. I have sensitivity with gum redness rarely.   Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attached the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your teeth seem to be in pretty bad shape. You have a cavity between your left upper central incisor and lateral incisor. So this is causing discomfort in you. Yo...  Read Full »

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