Topical Anesthetic Gel

A topical anesthetic gel is commonly used in dentistry to reduce the slight discomfort and pain that is associated with injection needles. Topical anesthetic gel are effective in numbing up to a depth of 2 to 3 mm. Benzocaine and Lidocaine are the most common topical anesthetics used.

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Will the tooth come back if a 1.5-year-old baby loses her tooth?

Query: My baby 1 and half year old while playing she fall down she lost her front upper tooth from root Is that tooth come again?  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Icliniq This is your Dentist - I went through your query and it too painful to see a baby in pain . Kindly donot worry as its a primary(milk tooth) so it will surely erupt by the age of 7 years . So Ma'am kindly be patient till then . If possible kindly upload an image of th...  Read Full »

How is mouth ulcer treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a sore in the mouth. I have attached the photos. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the sore looks just like a simple mouth ulcer. This will take at least 8 to 10 days to heal. Do you get frequent sores? Since how long are you having this? Is it very painful when eating hot or spicy food? Wh...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to manage swollen and bleeding gums.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a cut in the gum after having some food. Later, I gargled with Listerine and it worsens the condition with swelling. I am having bleeding gums while brushing. I am 35 years old and I am diabetic. Please do the needful.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is called localized peridontitis, which occur sometimes if there was food impaction between the two teeth or some prolonged infection due to plaque and calculus deposition. You should use warm saline gargle thrice a day for a week. Visit a dentist and ask him to cle...  Read Full »

Why do I have a bump in place of a wisdom tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a kind of bump on the side where my bottom wisdom tooth was. Also, there appears to be a little hole in the area with white stuff on it. It is behind my last bottom tooth where the wisdom tooth was removed years ago. It is sore to touch. I have attached the photo. It is not the whe...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that your upper wisdom tooth (if it is present or the last molar) has grown more downwards making direct contact with the gums leading to ulceration and soreness (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As you removed lower wisdom tooth years ago, the up...  Read Full »

Can skin thinning result from Anovate cream?

Query: Hi doctor, Around 1 year ago, I was diagnosed with anal fissure. My doctor has prescribed me a topical steroid cream, Anovate and I used it for about eight months. My fissure was healed, but I was left with constant pain, itching and pricking sensation around the anus while walking. I was not able ...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Anal fissure develops due to erosion of anal mucosa during hard straining particularly in constipated person. This is the main cause for it. So, prevention or treatment of constipation is very important. Once the anal mucosa get eroded due to straining, then the norm...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in the last lower left tooth region?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from pain in the left lower jaw. I do not have any tooth pain, but the skin surrounding the last tooth is troubling me. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think it can be due to pericoronitis. This is a condition where the tissue over the erupting wisdom tooth will get inflamed. Apply anesthetic gel in that area. Do lukewarm saline mouth rinse three to four times a day. If possible attach a picture for better diagnos...  Read Full »

Can an anal fissure heal on its own?

Query: Hi doctor, After passing stool yesterday, I noticed bright red blood on the toilet paper after wiping. Now today after passing stool, I noticed a bit of bright red blood on the toilet seat, but not in the stool and a bit when wiping. I am suffering from a bit of pain when this happens, and the bleed...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your symptoms are consistent with anal fissure. Yes, fissure will heal on its own, provided it will get a proper environment. An anal fissure can be prevented by avoiding constipation. Because constipation will produce more pressure on...  Read Full »

I have white debris on the inner side of my cheeks. Is it possible to scrap it off?

Query: Hi doctor, I have white debris on the inner surface of my cheeks, where teeth rub the cheeks and lower lip. Is it possible to scrape off this debris?¬†Today after brushing and cleaning the debris, I had bleeding from my mouth. On examining, I found two fissures inside my left cheek, the whole left c...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have described along with pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), point towards a fungal infection. It is mostly¬†candidiasis. It is very simple to treat. However, it must be determined why it occurred. It can be due to stress, other vi...  Read Full »

My decayed tooth is held by the edge of my gums. Shall I pull it out?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a decayed second molar on the bottom right side (photo attached). It is decayed over the years to about one third. Just now, it has completely broken off and freed itself from its roots, but is held by only the inside edge of my gums. There is no swelling, but the gums have been te...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The ideal solution is to visit the dentist or oral surgeon for removing the tooth. The broken piece is not clearly visible on the photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). However, trying to pull it out on your own will be quite painful and also may lea...  Read Full »

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