Ask your dentist

Pain after tooth extraction

Hello. Six days ago, I had a tooth extracted. Is it normal for the wound to still ache a bit or pulse? And when will the wound stop being white and turn pink? Thank you, all the best.


If you don’t have severe pain and swelling, there’s no need to worry. The pain will go away over time, and the wound may remain white for a few weeks after the extraction before the mucous membrane fully heals.

Gums recession and changes in tooth color

Yesterday, I noticed a problem with two teeth on my lower jaw. Near the bottom of the teeth, there is a darker color; they are not decayed, but they feel fragile, and there is a slight pain upon touch. It seems like the gum may have receded in that area. I’m unsure if it could be dangerous; I’ve been brushing my teeth a bit more vigorously. Is there any way I can address this issue on my own? Thank you in advance.


It’s likely that damage to the enamel has occurred due to vigorous tooth brushing, combined with gum recession. You cannot repair this type of damage on your own. It’s necessary to place a filling on that part of the tooth to prevent further enamel erosion.

What you can do is use a soft toothbrush and avoid aggressive brushing to prevent further damage.

Broken decayed tooth

Dear, good evening. I have a problem with my upper left tooth number 4. It has been decayed for some time. Today, while eating, I bit down on that tooth, and a significant portion came off. Now, on the outer side or left side of the tooth, there is nothing, while on the inner side, there is a healthy portion that remains. Is it necessary to extract the tooth? Regards and thank you.


Hi, to determine whether the tooth needs to be extracted or can be treated, it is necessary to undergo an examination and X-ray imaging. The further fate of this tooth depends on the level of the fracture and the extent of decay.

White tongue

Good day,

I have a question. After eating, it’s as if my tongue becomes white. I’ve had a swab test, and everything is normal. But as soon as I brush my tongue with baking soda, the condition improves.


If your swab test results are normal, it is likely related to the natural texture of your tongue, which may have more pronounced features. Regular tongue hygiene and brushing can help maintain this condition.

Bridge placement after the extraction

I had a tooth extracted two weeks ago, and I’m wondering how much time needs to pass before a dental bridge can be placed, as I’m missing multiple teeth in that area.

Best regards


Following the last tooth extraction, it is necessary to wait a minimum of 6 weeks before proceeding with the bridge construction. If the healing process has been complicated, the dentist will assess whether it is necessary to wait longer than 6 weeks.

Non caries cervical lesion NCCL

Hello, I noticed that my teeth in the lower jaw occasionally hurts, on something cold and sweet. It hurts in the part of the teeth near the gums. How can I solve this problem?


Hello, most likely it is a non caries cervical lesion NCCL (damage). The causes of these lesions are different: incorrect brushing technique, inadequate toothbrush, teeth grinding at night (bruxism) or irregular position of the teeth that suffer from high forces when chewing. Depending on the cause of the lesions, we can prevent new lesions and rehabilitate the existing  ones with composite (white) fillings.

Ultrasonic removal of plaque and calculus and teeth polishing

I wonder if the ultrasonic removal of plaque and calculus and teeth polishing is harmful for the teeth?


Hello, calculus is the result of mineralization of food residue on the teeth. It causes gums inflammation, because of his physical presence and because of bacteria. Avoiding cleaning because of the fear of damaging the enamel can only lead to periodontal disease. Teeth polishing is done with different brushes and pastes, after ultrasonic scaling, so that the tooth surface remains smooth. Temporary teeth and gums sensitivity after this procedure is not to worry about. Proper teeth brushing technique will not allow to plaque and calculus to be formed. Contact your dentist for cleaning once or twice a year.

Old silver filling changed to white one

Hi, recently I changed the old silver filling in the white one, on the upper first molar. Now that tooth is sensitive when I  bite. I wonder if this is something dangerous and should I report to the dentist?


Hello, there is a possibility that the teeth react that way after placing composite (white) fillings and these sensations are not to worry about if they appear only on the stimulus and not spontaneously. It is important that the symptoms are not  present for longer than 6 weeks. If you have the impression that the tooth is ” higher ” than others, meaning that the filling l is not well adapted to your bite, you should contact your dentist.