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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How to save my molar tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. A few days ago, I had a toothache on my molar teeth and have mobility when touched. I have a big hole in that tooth from my childhood. I guess the black circle is the vein of the tooth. I could not afford to get an implant tooth. I had pain in that tooth a year back...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is clear that this tooth is decayed with loss of large crown structure. The decay has also spread to the roots.  As you have mentioned, there is some mobility on touching the tooth and some...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain due to swollen gums?

Query: 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 pre-molar and molar teeth, three in a sequence, are infected. They all are causing pain because of the cavity. She had to go for a filling o...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your Dentist , I went through your query and am deeply moved by the current condition of your Mom . She is in too much pain and I know the level of discomfort she is been through. As a Specialist I would like to help her. Since she is a kidney donor so medications m...  Read Full »

I have a big cavity in tooth. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I am going to the dentist soon and I know I have a cavity and I think it is pretty big- it is easily noticeable. And I am just nervous because it is probably obvious that I do not brush- the bristles are always a really weird texture for me and I just do not want anyone to be mad at m...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As a human we all carry some kinds of secrets or fear back in our head. I felt glad as you have the courage to admit that, most people cannot. So be proud of that. I think you need a scaling too, as you have not brushed for a long time its leads to swollen gingiv...  Read Full »

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

Query: Cavity on the front teeth. Sensitivity. Sudden aches in the front teeth. There are dents on my front teeth. These dents have lasted for more than a year. And visible cavity between two teeth. Sensitivity and gum redness happens but rarely.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your Dentist - I went through your query and the image attached , its been very tough for you as those tooths seems to be in a preety bad shape. Please donot worry . What has happened is you have a cavity between your left upper central incissor and lateral inci...  Read Full »

Severe tooth pain with large cavity is disturbing my sleep. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a severe toothache that prevents me from sleeping and eating, and there is a big hole in my teeth. I am currently using Tylenol.  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for describing your dental pain. It clearly indicates that the tooth is visibly decayed and gone deeper to involve the nerves and blood vessels of that particular tooth. Ideally, there will be sensitivity if the first two layers of the tooth are affected (enamel ...  Read Full »

Please suggest medication to relieve severe pain in the lower front teeth.

Query: Hello doctor, My front lower teeth have become extremely sensitive and I have very severe pain in them. The gums are not hurting but the tooth itself is hurting. How to relieve the pain?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Take a painkiller like Dolo 650 mg or Acenext-P (Aceclofenac and Paracetamol) three times a day. Use warm salt water gargle twice a day for a week. Send a picture of the area if possible.  Read Full »

Can I brush my teeth after wisdom tooth removal?

Query: Hello doctor, I just got all four of my wisdom teeth removed last week. I was looking at my back teeth, both top and bottom. On all the four teeth, at the very back of my mouth, just front of where the wisdom teeth were, I noticed what appears to be brown hairline-looking marks in the pits and on th...  Read Full »


Dr. Shamaz Mohamed

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nothing to worry. They must be just stained pits and fissures. Since you have not brushed your teeth, or maintained your oral hygiene for a week, they have developed. I insist that you start gentle brushing and rinsing of your mouth twice daily with any over t...  Read Full »

My tooth is rotting away below the gum line. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My tooth is rotting away below the gum line. I have not been to a dentist because I could never afford it, but now I think I might need one really bad, so what should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Menon

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your thought is exactly right. It is high time you visited a dentist. Tooth rotting below the gum line is not a good sign. The dentist would tell you to take an X-ray. If it is non-painful and if the x-ray reveals that the infection has not touched the pulp, you can ...  Read Full »

How to prevent infection in tooth cavity?

Query: Hello doctor, In my whole life I am known for eating candy and not brushing my teeth as much as I should. Today, I went to the dentist and said that I have nine cavities. This concerns me because I am not sure how long I had the cavities. This is my first time I am visiting a dentist. I read an a...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, by getting the tooth filled you can prevent further decay of the teeth. It would prevent any spread of infection. Yes, dental infection can get life-threatening through septicemia (bacteria in blood), which can go through the maxillary sinus to the brain. But, it ha...  Read Full »

Will a cavity of a tooth that hits the nerve hurt worse than a necrotic tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, Will a cavity tooth that hits the nerve hurt worse than a necrotic tooth? I have two teeth that are bothering me but are next to each other. I am getting one pulled, but I am not sure on 100 % on which one is bothering me. I think it is the cavity that has hit the nerve. Kindly advice...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Necrotic roots of the tooth cause pain only if the pus formation has increased the pressure inside. The tooth which has a large cavity but nerves are vital is very painful since nerves are stimulated at the slightest touch of fluids etc. You need to ask for root cana...  Read Full »

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