Tooth Eruption

The process through which a tooth moves up from inside the gums and jawbones, and appears inside the mouth is called tooth eruption. The first tooth erupts around 4 to 6 months, and the last tooth between 19 to 21 years of age. Generally, a total of 20 milk teeth and 32 permanent teeth erupt.

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Baby has painful swollen gums. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby daughter is 2 years 5 months old. Weight is 12 kg. Her molar teeth is coming on both left and right side. She is have swollen gum. She is suffering from pain. She always show her finger towards teeth. Also her mouth is also giving very bad smell. Please suggest some medicine ...  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Child Health Specialist, General Practitioner, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly answer the following questions for a better understanding. Is she having fever as well, if yes how severe because it may probably be infected and may need an antibiotic course. This usually happens in children during tooth eruption, you can continue with PCM drop...  Read Full »

My daughter's incisors are yet to erupt though the milk teeth shedded before four months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, This query is for my daughter who is 6 years and 7 months old. She lost her top primary incisor teeth (universal numbering -9) before four months. She still has not got the permanent teeth until now. She however, has lost the other three incisors and got the permanent teeth. Kind...  Read Full »


Dr. Paras Angrish

Dentist, Pedodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you mentioned your daughter is 6 years and 7 months old. Please confirm if she has lost all her upper primary teeth or lowers where the permanent teeth have come? Other thing is if all the upper four primary incisors are gone and three have come. Generally, we n...  Read Full »

Why is my tooth or gums bleeding and paining for more than a month?

Query: Hi, I'm 14. I really never cared much about brushing my teeth, and it's been awhile since I haven't brushed them. I woke up one day and it felt like the right side of my gum was hurting, and I went to go brush my teeth, cause I figured maybe it was a tooth growing in or something, and to my surprise...  Read Full »


Dr. Shraddha Suryavanshi

Dentist

Answer: Hi! Greetings for the day! As you said you are 14 years old and at this age it is very common to have bleeding gums. There could be two reasons as you are getting new teeth and another one you are attaining puberty. When you attain puberty there will be harmonal imbalance which is happening inside ...  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 »

Can teething cause diarrhea?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 6 months old. For the past couple of days, he is suffering from diarrhea (watery stools and green type stools) five to seven times a day. His gums are also hard and red, may be teething. Currently he is on antibiotics, multivitamins and some medicines for diarrhea. I would b...  Read Full »


Dr. Neeru Bharadwaj

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. By reading your query, it is clear that the baby is suffering from diarrhea due to dentition only. I would advise you to stop antibiotics as it is not necessary to the baby now. Please give him homeopathic medicine Chamomilla 30c potency only two drops in little water ...  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 »

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

Dentist

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 »

One of my molars is swollen. Does that mean eruption of new tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and my grandfather said I might be teething because one of my molars are swollen. He said once I lose this molar, a new one comes in. Is that true?  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. He is not wrong nor right. If your molar in the age of 8 was not replaced with a permanent one and if there is any chance of having a molar in eruption stage then it may be true. Generally swelling around teeth comes due to gum inflammation or due to some infection i...  Read Full »

I have swollen gums where wisdom tooth is erupting. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I think my right side bottom wisdom tooth is coming as there is a ball on the back side of my gum that is really swollen. It almost feels like a pimple and the area around it has white lines on the inner cheek wall. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there is not much pain, it is better to let it grow fully. It may take a month or two to fully come out. If it does not, and the area gets painful then better to get an X-ray done for its exact position. Use warm salt water gargle twice a day for a week or two. Us...  Read Full »

How can I manage wisdom tooth eruption pain?

Query: Hello doctor, For the last two weeks, my two wisdom teeth on the right side of my face have been coming in. The pain has been incredibly severe and is almost unbearable at this point. I have been experiencing headaches and tenderness pain in my neck, jaw, and gums. I have trouble moving my jaw and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand this pain. It is like erupting pressure pain caused at every 2 to 3 months interval. Since you are done with Advil (Ibuprofen) and it is not going away. Please start taking the following antibiotic regime as soon as possible. Tablet Augmentin (Amoxicillin...  Read Full »

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