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Dr. Anita Karunakara

BDS

Dentist, Bangalore

27 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. Anita Karunakara BDS Dentist, Bangalore
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Dr. Anita Karunakara is an experienced Dentist in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. She has over 27 years of experience as a Dentist. She studied and completed BDS . You can visit her at Pure Smiles Dental Specialist in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Anita Karunakara and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
BDS - - 1990
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
Indian Dental Association
Karnataka State Dental Council

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#5, Ground Floor, 15th Cross, 8th Main, Malleshwaram. Landmark: Opp. Impression Gift ShopBangalore Get Directions
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Have bad breath doctor. Please help with a permanent remedy. Not confident to talk to someone in a closer distance.

BDS
Dentist, Howrah
Commonly because of poor oral hygiene causes bad breathing. Every six month visit dentist for Scaling treatment & a very course of medicine. Clean your mouth after food. Brush properly twice daily with proper tooth paste. Some time use mouth wash. If Caries or Ulcer is there in mouth then get the treatment. Drink sufficient water.
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MDS Endodontist, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Our teeth should only be used for chewing purposes. Using them for performing other activities such as cracking nuts, removing bottle tops or ripping open packaging can cause chipped or broken teeth.

Which foods and drinks containing sugar cause tooth decay and how many soft or fizzy drinks can we have in a day?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Which foods and drinks containing sugar cause tooth decay and how many soft or fizzy drinks can we have in a day?
Its better to avoid soft or fizzy drinks. All food & drink containing sugar, sticky food, dry mouth, improper oral hygiene that includes improper brushing, flossing, & tongue cleaning can cause tooth decay.
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I had a rct for my tooth and second tooth next to it had a filling of silver which I feel has started decaying it has been nearly 20 years back when I had got it filled will d dentist extract my tooth does this happen after filling your tooth decays.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I had a rct for my tooth and second tooth next to it had a filling of silver which I feel has started decaying it has...
no he might just replace your filling ... and secondly if caries is not removed properly you might inccur a pain in the tooth ... or sensation or feeling of hot or cold...
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I have done with my root cannel for front 2 teeth. And I want to fit braces. Is it harmful to have braces?

BDS
Dentist, Nashik
Not at all. Braces aren't harmful. If you think there is some problem in alignment of your teeth then you should get braces treatment done. Cap is different thing. Your front two teeth may or may not require cap treatment depending upon destruction of those teeth.
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I find mouth is dried during night hrs.(01.00 to 06.00 hrs.) Can you advice me to over come this problem ?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Are you taking any medication sir? For hypertension or otherwise? If so these medications could cause dryness of mouth.Consult your physician for an alternate medicine.Sip lot of water in the night time between 1-6 hrs .Brush with a fluoride tooth paste, avoid tobacco of any form.You can use mouthwashes before you sleep in the night.Rexidin mouthwash .
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Whenever I eat something cold or hot I can feel something in my teeth with a bit pain. so, what should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Whenever I eat something cold or hot I can feel something in my teeth with a bit pain. so, what should I do?
A major cause of tooth sensitivity is root exposure. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray) to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning along with desensitizing procedures and / or artificial enamel filling or root canal treatment. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. Until then apply a desensitizing paste (sensodyne tooth paste) on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min until you brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight will be better. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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I am 45 years old.I have removed one tooth .Two teeth having cavity. I am using Colgate sensitive Pro-relief tooth paste .Can i use this tooth paste continuously. I am expecting your advice.Thank you.

BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Dear first of all replace ur missing tooth. Colgate prorelief and other medication are just feather to ur cap. But once structural integrity of tooth is damaged. Its prone to periodontistis( bad odor and loss of tooth).
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I am suffering from the dental problems since 2 weeks in my upper teeth there is swelling and when I use toothbrush. Some blood has been out.

G.C.E.H
Homeopath, Mumbai
I am suffering from the dental problems since 2 weeks in my upper teeth there is swelling and when I use toothbrush. ...
Your gums are became spongy, a condition called gingivitis, take care of oral hygiene properly, vit c & if problem persists consult dentist.
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I had visited dentist for scaling as my teeth are yellow. I had lot of pain once he started. He stopped the process and told me to apply senquel f as my teeth are very sensitive. But after a month also there was pain while scaling and could not be done. Doctor has recommended to continue applying senquel f for more time. What else can I do for sensitivity?

Dentist, Udaipur
I had visited dentist for scaling as my teeth are yellow. I had lot of pain once he started. He stopped the process a...
Hii lybrate-user, if you are having severe sensitivity use thermoseal ra toothpaste with ultrasoft tooth brush for a month. Before brushing, apply the toothpaste on all the teeth, leave it from 5-10 min and thn brush. Do it twice a day morning n night. Avoid having too hot or too cold food. Maintain good oral hygiene.
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My son (age 7 Years) has teeth brittle issue. This I have noticed when he was around 3 years, but I thought he might have fell on the floor in my and wife's absence. Last week I have noticed the same issue with my little one who is 2 years and have some teeth. I am seeking for an expert opinion. An early reply would be much appreciated.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
My son (age 7 Years) has teeth brittle issue. This I have noticed when he was around 3 years, but I thought he might ...
Hello, such cases need to be seen clinically. Its better to see dentist, he might advice you for additional fluoride treatment which will help to fortify the teeth.
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I have swollen gums, had done rct but it failed, can a re rct help? or I have to remove tooth? as of now its painless but it will pain soon. Suggest.?

CEOR, B.D.S, P.G Dip Ortho
Dentist, Agra
I have swollen gums, had done rct but it failed, can a re rct help? or I have to remove tooth? as of now its painless...
Swallowed gums may be due to periodontal infectiontions or may be due to pus accumulation. Hence no need to remove tooth get check up done after every 6 months to ensure d prognosis of treatment.
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I have two upper molar teeth missing three year ago, I had undergone a dental implant with sinus lift and bone grafting, but the same failed. What are other option for me now.

BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
I have two upper molar teeth missing three year ago, I had undergone a dental implant with sinus lift and bone grafti...
Apart from implants, there are removable cast partial dentures and fixed prosthesis i. E bridges. According to the condition of your bone and the kind of surrounding support of teeth and tissue the dentist can tell the best option for you. Consult the dentist for ideal treatment plan for you.
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Flossing is as important as brushing on a daily basis. Taking the floss all the way down to the point where the teeth and gums meet is the appropriate way of doing it.

I have tooth problem from last 3, 4 days whenever I take tea my tooth ache starts what will I do.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have tooth problem from last 3, 4 days whenever I take tea my tooth ache starts what will I do.
U may use gc tooth mousse. For local application twice daily especially at night follow instructions.
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Hi I am 28 yrs old male and I have a pain in my left gum ( mouth) for last 1 months. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hello pain in gum could be due to gum infection or any tooth infection or an erupting 3 molar also. So a careful examination should be done by a dentist to resolve the issue.
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I have frequent mouth (tongue and throat) ulcers and it gets very painful while eating food. Please specify any medication and home remedy.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
If the mouth ulcer is causing a lot of pain, gently rub a small ice cube over the spot or rinse your mouth with ice-cold water. You could also chew on a clove bud (lavang) and direct the juice generated to the area where the ulcer is located. Clove buds are a great ingredient to cure sore throat too. To prevent the ulcerated area from getting infected, make it a point to rinse your mouth with a little salt water. Remember, this won’t make the ulcer disappear, but it can help reduce the pain. Honey is a natural humectant. It helps reduce scarring and hastens the process of new tissue growth. This, along with its anti-microbial effect ensures faster healing of the mouth ulcer. Chew a few leaves of tulsi along with some water about three to four times every day. This will help in getting rid of ulcers faster and also have a preventive action against their recurrence. Applying a little coconut oil directly onto the mouth ulcer or chewing some coconut (fresh or dry) helps reduce pain and inflammation and hence, ulcers heal faster. Mix some sugar to crushed khus-khus seeds and consume this mixture for instant relief from ulcers. You could apply a little ghee directly to the ulcerated area, or drink a glass of buttermilk two or three times every day. Mouth ulcers left untreated generally go away in a week or so; with these home remedies, you can expect faster relief. However, if you notice an ulcer in the mouth that is persistently present although it does not cause you any pain, do not neglect it or try to treat it with home remedies beyond a few days. Make it a point to see a doctor soon because often, a painless mouth ulcer is one of the earliest signs of oral cancer.
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My brother, age 32 is suffering from frequent ulcerations in mouth since 15 years. He s not a tobacco chewer, not a cigarette smoker, not even supari user. He also gets swelling in mouth. With pain. Kindly advice the best possible management.

BDS
Dentist, Azamgarh
If this is a chronic, continue approximately 15 year its not only oral problem but it is symptom of systemic disease. Most probably gi problem thats effect other part of body, have aurvedic medicine 2 week.
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I have sensitivity problem in my right teeth. When I drink cold water it pains. I want suggestions how can I get rid of it.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I have sensitivity problem in my right teeth. When I drink cold water it pains. I want suggestions how can I get rid ...
You can start using a sensitive toothpaste. Take a little bit toothpaste on your finger and massage it on the sensitive teeth. Leave for 6-8 minutes and then rinse off.
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