Oral Diseases and Conditions

  • Pain in the ear or jaw region? It could be Temporomandibular Disorder.

    Ever felt pain around your ear or jaw region? Read on to find out the reason behind it and how it can be addressed effectively. View Article

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  • All you need to know about Gingivitis

    Gum disease in general and gingivitis in particular are common. Almost three in four adults over the age of 35 have some form of gum disease. Find out all you can about Gingivitis, its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. View Article

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  • How to treat Pericoronitis (Infection Near Wisdom Tooth)

    Wisdom teeth do not always emerge into the mouth properly because there may not be enough room for them to fit. Sometimes, a part of the tooth may remain covered by a flap of gum. Food particles and bacteria can get trapped under this flap and cause a mild irritation, a low-grade infection called Pericoronitis and swelling. Read on to find out how Pericoronitis can be treated. View Article

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  • All you need to know about Thrush (Candidiasis)

    Thrush is the common name for a mouth infection caused by an overgrowth of the Candida fungus, which normally lives in many people's mouths. Read on to know more about its symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and prognosis. View Article

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  • What is Dry Mouth?

    Everyone has a dry mouth once in a while, especially if you're nervous, upset or under stress. But if you have a dry mouth all or most of the time, it can be uncomfortable and can lead to more serious health problems. Read this article to find out what is dry mouth, how to know if you have dry mouth and how it can be treated. View Article

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  • Dental Caries (Cavities)

    Tooth decay or cavities are called as dental caries in medical language. At their early stage, caries will not have any symptoms. Later, when the decay penetrates the enamel, the teeth start becoming sensitive to sweet, hot or cold food. Dental caries can be prevented by keeping plaque formation in control through good oral habits and regular dental checkups. View Article

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  • Sharp pain on release of biting force? Could be Cracked Tooth Syndrome

    Teeth with Cracked Tooth Syndrome have fractures too small to be seen on X-rays. Lower molars that absorb most of the forces of chewing, excessively clenched teeth, teeth with large fillings or teeth that have undergone root canal treatment are more susceptible to Cracked Tooth Syndrome. Treatment for this issue completely depends on the location, direction and extent of the crack. View Article

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  • Cold Sores and Blisters

    As Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1) is passed from person to person by direct contact with infected skin or secretion, it causes cold sores and fever blisters. Cold sores are often found in clusters on lips. Most people are affected by their adulthood; a blood test can help you identify HSV-1. Cold sores or fever blisters can be diagnosed by your dentist with various methods. View Article

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  • Redness or soreness around the corners of your mouth

    If you have habits like licking or rubbing the corners of your mouth, or use ill-fitting dentures, you might be unknowingly inviting a problem called Cheilosis. Cheilosis is a condition of painful inflammation and cracking of the corners of the mouth. To prevent or cure the problem, you must change your oral habits and get your dentures fixed properly for your jaw-line. View Article

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  • Canker Sores (Aphthous Stomatitis Or Recurrent Mouth Ulcers)

    Canker sores are painful, round mouth sores occurring on the inside of the lips and cheeks, on the tongue, at the base of the gums and on the roof of the mouth. The common triggers include weak immune system, stress, menstruation or a mouth injury. If you feel a burning or tingling sensation in your mouth, you can apply some home remedies to treat the symptoms of canker sores. View Article

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  • Burning Mouth Syndrome

    Burning Mouth Syndrome may give pain in your tongue, gums, lips or widespread areas of your whole mouth for no obvious reason. The causes and symptoms may vary from person to person, and hence even the treatment is different for each individual. View Article

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  • What happens when you clench your own teeth?

    Many people are unaware that they are suffering from Bruxism as most of the times people brux while sleeping. If you wake up with a sore jaw muscles or headache, you may be suffering from Bruxism. The appropriate treatment for you may vary depending on what is the root cause of the problem View Article

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  • A-Z of Tooth Grinding/ bruxism

    Excessive clenching or grinding of teeth (while awake or asleep) is called Bruxism. The causes of Bruxism may vary from physical to psychological factors. Identify early signs of bruxism in your children or yourself and discuss the problem with your dentist. View Article

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  • Bad Breath: Do You Have It? You May Not Know You Do

    Studies say that one in four people have bad breath, but most of us are absolutely unaware of the fact that they there mouth stinks. Find out what are the external and internal factors that can cause bad breath so that you can get rid of the issue in a smarter way. View Article

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  • All about Bad Breath

    You may not always be aware of your bad breath, but others may recoil as you speak. While there are thousands of causes for persistent mouth odour, there also are many easy solutions to seize the smell. View Article

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  • Tooth Abscess

    A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus that's caused by a bacterial infection. The abscess can occur at different regions of the tooth for different reasons. A periapical abscess occurs at the tip of the root, whereas a periodontal abscess occurs in the gums next to a tooth root. .A periapical tooth abscess usually occurs as a result of an untreated dental cavity, an injury or prior dental work. Leaving a tooth abscess untreated can lead to serious, even life-threatening, complications. View Article

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