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Dr. B C Karunakara

Dentist, Bangalore

200 at clinic
Dr. B C Karunakara Dentist, Bangalore
200 at clinic
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Dr. B C Karunakara is a trusted Dentist in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. He is currently practising at Pure Smiles Dental Specialist in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. B C Karunakara on Lybrate.com.

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Sir I am a 18 years old boy and I am suffering for the pain of my teeth. I consult with many doctors and take various types to medicines, pain killers but nothing happens.

PERIODONTIST, B.D.S.
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
Sir I am a 18 years old boy and I am suffering for the pain of my teeth. I consult with many doctors and take various...
Hello lybrate-user, the reason for your pain is cavities in your teeth. Medications give you temporary relief but for permanent relief you have take proper treatment i. E. Mostly root canal. The treatment will be decided by your dentist depending upon the severity of cavities, it can be removal of tooth also.
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I always feel smell in my mouth, although I brush my teeth twice a day and using top brands like colgate, pepsodent, please advise

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Get the cleaning done from dentist because one of the most common reason for bad smell is deposits of tartar or plaques around the teeth. By cleaning it will be removed.
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Their is soo much pain in my teeth and gums, basically pain is in thw root of teeeth in gum area after I scrath there by a key, the pain is unbearable, please suggest me somd mild pain killer.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
The key may have injured the gum which may be infected. You need an antibiotic and pain killer. Have cifran ct and dolonex dt- both twice a day for 3 days after food.
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A few days ago I noticed this lump under my tongue. It is soft but firm. It doesn't usually hurt but there is some slight pain if I keep touching it with my tongue. I have no idea what it is. Mouth cancer is vey unlikely because I'm 18. I think it might be a swollen sublingual salivary gland but I don't know. Which kind of doctor should I consult .I'd be very grateful for any suggestions.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
A few days ago I noticed this lump under my tongue. It is soft but firm. It doesn't usually hurt but there is some sl...
Hi lybrate-user It certainly cannot be mouth cancer. Either it is an enlarged gland or some other lump due to infection. I would suggest you to go for homoeopathic treatment. It will cure the problem without any side effects and really fast. You can show me at my clinic or take online consultation. Takecare.
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Hello from last two days i am feeling imense pain in my lower right jaw because of by half broken wisdom tooth what should i do ?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Very simple get the wisdom tooth extraction since wisdom teeth r not useful for chewing and there is no side effect of losing ur sight that's only a myth, and more over broken teeth cause ulcer which inturn lead to oral cancers
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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Fact about teeth.

My teeth having blooding in every morning. What I do for this problem please tells us.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth having blooding in every morning.
What I do for this problem please tells us.
- use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water or hydrogen peroxide to keep the area clean. Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums. - eat a balanced diet and limit snacking between meals. Carbohydrates and sugars feed dental plaque. - try an oral irrigation device, commonly known as a" water pick, to clear debris from around the gum line. - have your dentures aligned as needed. - you may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser.
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My son is 5+ all his teeth have cavity he is horrified of going to dentist these are milk teeth. Will the new teeth also get affected?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Caries should be treated either filling or capping. Because it will take few years to shed all milk teeth. Caries may cause pain. So it need to be filled. Avoid too much chocolates and sweetened food. Take care of his oral hygiene. Consult a good pedodontist.
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Sir my teeth have become yellow in colour. I am beijing my teeth twice a day. But too colour not changing. Please suggest.

MDS Endodontist, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist,
Sir my teeth have become yellow in colour. I am beijing my teeth twice a day. But too colour not changing. Please sug...
Dear lybrate-user the yellowing of your teeth can be attributes to your diet and oral hygiene methods. Please visit your dentist and he would be able to guide you the right treatment plan after evaluation of your clinical picture. There are various treatments to whiten your teeth so visit your dentist.
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I am facing teeth problem Blood is coming out from my teeth for 7 days What should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am facing teeth problem
Blood is coming out from my teeth for 7 days
What should I do.
Hi, Take acid nit.30, 3 drops once daily for 7 days. plantago majorQ, 10 drops with water twice daily. Revert me after 7 days.
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I have been suffering from mouth ulcers since 5 year so let me know about right way to remove ulcers from root.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have been suffering from mouth ulcers since 5 year so let me know about right way to remove ulcers from root.
Mouth ulcers are mostly due to increased stress, reduced sleep, diet nutrition deficiency, viral infection, fever and hormonal disturbances. As you have long term problem of recurring ulceration you should look into your diet and the stress factor. Eat a healthy balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables to increase your fibre intake, try meditation to reduce the stress level. Also, take a over the counter multi-vitamin preparation daily. A more detailed regimen of medication can be suggested by your dentist after a detailed history and clinical examination.
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My teeth is paining continues from 2 days and I have used tablet for teeth pain but also ky teeth pain is same now you suggest me.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
My teeth is paining continues from 2 days and I have used tablet for teeth pain but also ky teeth pain is same now yo...
Hello, you can do warm salt water rinses as a home remedy, but this will give you temporary relief from pain. You need to visit a dentist and get it checked. Get an x-ray done. If there is a cavity, get it filled. If there is infection to the roots of the tooth, you need to get it treated.
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I feel that my teeth are coming front. It makes me uncomfortable to speak. Wat should I do?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
I feel that my teeth are coming front. It makes me uncomfortable to speak. Wat should I do?
For protrusion you need orthodontic treatment ie. Braces. Consult an orthodontist. After examining your teeth he will suggest the braces accordingly.
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I have artificial teeth it was getting black colour in back side what is the solution.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have artificial teeth it was getting black colour in back side what is the solution.
Firstly is it fixed. Artificial tooth. You can get it replaced. But before that kindly get it checked by dentist.
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Hello doctors! Meri tongue me problem ho rahi hai kuch khata hu to jalan hoti hai aur red dots hai. and penis m bhi Hoti hai. and wahan bhi red dots hote hai. Please help me.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
Hello doctors! 
Meri tongue me problem ho rahi hai kuch khata hu to jalan hoti hai aur red dots hai. and  penis m bhi...
Sir please consult a doctor soon. I doubt it is a case of syphilis. Please start treatment soon and not delay anymore. Tc.
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Teeth have became yellow colour to remove this yellow colour what I should do.

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Delhi
Teeth  have became  yellow colour to remove this  yellow  colour  what I should  do.
Yellow discoloration of your teeth may be due to different reasons including maintenance of your oral hygiene. Kindly consult a dentist.
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HI sir.I want help.My problem is my gum bleed is not tight.My teeth also little bit loose.So tel me any tips .Pls im dipressing for dis problem.My age is 25years.Please help me

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
You need to consult dentist.You are suffering from payorrea.Please go for scaling and open gums surgery if recommend by dentist
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I need to implement braces, so please give me information for this if age does matter. And what will be changes and duration.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Howrah
I need to implement braces, so please give me information for this if age does matter. And what will be changes and d...
Hello lybrate user, orthodontic treatment can be done at any age provided you have a good periodontium. Since you have mentioned your age as 25, it's perfect to undergo orthodontic (braces) treatment. The duration of treatment can vary from 1 and half to 2 years depending upon the severity of your condition. The changes from this treatment will be permanent as you will have dentoalveolar changes over a period of time. As a patient you will be able to appreciate the minor dental changes (alignment of teeth) within 1-2 months after you wear the braces.
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Flossing & Brushing

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Flossing & Brushing
Flossing
Flossing removes plaque and bacteria that you cannot reach with your toothbrush. If you don't floss, you are missing more than one-third of your tooth surface. Plaque is the main cause of gum disease. It is an invisible bacterial film that develops on your teeth every day.

Within 24 to 36 hours, plaque hardens into tartar (also called calculus), which can only be removed by professional cleaning. Floss at least once a day, and plaque never gets the chance to harden into tartar. Getting into the habit of daily flossing is easier when you floss while doing something else like watching tv or listening to music, for example.

How to floss your teeth
Step 1
Take a length of floss equal to the distance from your hand to your shoulder.

Take a length of floss equal to the distance from your hand to your shoulder

Wrap it around your index and middle fingers, leaving about two inches between your hands.

Wrap it around your index and middle fingers, leaving about two inches between your hands

Step 2
Slide the floss between your teeth and wrap it into a" c" shape around the base of the tooth and gently under the gumline. Wipe the tooth from base to tip two or three times.

Slide the floss between your teeth and wrap it into a

Step 3
Be sure to floss both sides of every tooth. Don't forget the backs of your last molars. Go to a new section of the floss as it wears and picks up particles.

Step 4
Brush your teeth after you floss - it is a more effective method of preventing tooth decay and gum disease.

Brush your teeth after you floss - it is a more effective method of preventing tooth decay and gum disease

Flossing problems and solutions
Gums sometimes bleed when you first begin to floss. Bleeding usually stops after a few days. If bleeding does not stop, see your dentist. Floss can shred if you snag it on an old filling or on the ragged edge of a tooth.

Try another type of floss or dental tape. Ask your dentist or dental hygienist for advice. If your floss still shreds, see your dentist.

Brushing
Regular, thorough brushing is a very important step in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing removes the bacteria that promote tooth decay and the plaque that can cause gum disease.

Ideally, you should brush after every meal, because the bacterial attack on teeth begins minutes after eating. At the very least, brush once a day and always before you go to bed. Brushing your teeth isn't complicated, but there is a right and a wrong way.

How to brush your teeth
Step 1
Brush at a 45 degree angle to your teeth. Direct the bristles to where your gums and teeth meet. Use a gentle, circular, massaging motion, up and down. Don't scrub. Gums that recede visibly are often a result of years of brushing too hard.

Brush at a 45 degree angle to your teeth. Direct the bristles to where your gums and teeth meet. Use a gentle, circular, massaging motion, up and down. Don't scrub. Gums that recede visibly are often a result of years of brushing too hard

Step 2
Clean every surface of every tooth. The chewing surface, the cheek side, and the tongue side.

Step 3
Don't rush your brush. A thorough brushing should take at least two to three minutes. Try timing yourself.

Don't rush your brush. A thorough brushing should take at least two to three minutes. Try timing yourself

Step 4
Change your usual brushing pattern. Most people brush their teeth the same way all the time. That means they miss the same spots all the time. Try reversing your usual pattern.

Change your usual brushing pattern. Most people brush their teeth the same way all the time. That means they miss the same spots all the time. Try reversing your usual pattern

Step 5
Use a soft brush with rounded bristles. The right toothbrush cleans better. Choose a size and shape that allow you to reach all the way to your back teeth. There are many different types of brushes, so ask your dentist to suggest the best one for you. Dentists recommends you replace your toothbrush every three months.


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