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Dr. Devika Raj

Dentist, Bangalore

Dr. Devika Raj Dentist, Bangalore
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Dr. Devika Raj is an experienced Dentist in Vignana Nagar, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Devika Raj at Gloss Dental Care in Vignana Nagar, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Devika Raj on Lybrate.com.

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#158/2 B, 1st Floor, RMV Complex, Di Mourya Bar & Restaurant, Vignana Nagar Main Road, Malleshpalya Extension, New Thippasandra, Landmark: Near Nilgiri's StoresBangalore Get Directions
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My mouth is not opening only 2 fingers can get inside. Due to gutka pan masala. Kindly suggest some medicines.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Quit habits strictly. Seems like you have oral submucous fibrosis (osmf). Kindly consult an oral & maxillo facial surgeon in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need conservative or surgical management for mouth opening depending upon the stage of osmf. Advise full mouth opening, ballooning exercise & side to side movement of the jaw. Wrap 25 to 30 ice-cream sticks, make a bundle, put it between upper & lower front teeth for 15 minutes thrice a day increase 1 sticks each day.
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. I have red and white spots inside my mouth on one side, I guess it is due to smoking, is it curable? Could I wait for its treatment till I start earning? Please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Hi. Red and white spots can be an indication of beginning of oral cancer. I would strongly suggest you to waste on time and get it immediately checked. Please do not waste time. It could be nothing but it's best to be sure.
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My teeth are going yellow day by day. I don't eat junk or outside food Also I brush twice a day regularly, then why this happened to me? I am also very thin. Please tell the medicines.

BDS
Dentist,
My teeth are going yellow day by day. I don't eat junk or outside food Also I brush twice a day regularly, then why t...
Get scaling done. Brush your teeth twice a day. Use mouthwash twice a day. Use dental floss twice a day. Tell me after 5 days.
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I am 34 year old. I have been suffering from tooth ache for the last 10 days. I can not touch my one teeth by other teeth. I feel pain in my nose also. I take pain killer with antibiotic but no relief. Please tell me what should I do?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I am 34 year old. I have been suffering from tooth ache for the last 10 days. I can not touch my one teeth by other t...
Take Belladonna 6C one dose daily for 5 days. It will be alright. Take care :) And avoid hard food stuffs..only go for soft diet.
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My grandfather is 80 years of age and recently had ulcers in his mouth, so he was not able to eat properly. He has removed his jaw and is using the temporary ones to eat. But because of the ulcers, he cant eat, the doctors can't diagnose the problem and keep on changing the medicines. He has become very weak and wasn't able to stand the other day. His legs and hands are swollen and he is not a diabetic patient. Please advise what can I do? I have his prescriptions with me and can forward if required.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Ambala
What I could get from you is that your father is using dentures to eat. May be there is something wrong with the denture itself and because of chronic irritation from the same the ulcer is not healing at that particular point. If that is the case he needs to stop wearing dentures for about 1 week and apply dologel ct locally over the ulcer. If the problem is not resolved do contact me again. He needs to take multi vitamins too that I suppose he must be taking on doctor's advice. Do send me the prescription for more details. I hope this helps.
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I just wanted to know Which toothpaste is better for human being? please suggest 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
I just wanted to know Which toothpaste is better for human being? please suggest me.
If you have the normal teeth then use the toothpaste which contain the fluoride. If you have the sensitivity of the teeth then use the sensodyne protect and relieve. Or vantage. If you have bleeding gum then go for the colgate pro gum health.
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I have a problem in my teeth. Just to tell you I have taken root canal treatment 2 months from now for the same teeth that I'm suffering right now like some sort of shock when I drink cool/chilled water or any other items. Please suggest me what should I do.

BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
May be some canal missed during previous rct visit ur dentist an xray will confirm the problem re rct followed by a good fitting crown can save ur tooth n help u in curing sensitivity of d same. Tx
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I am suffering from teeth pain from last one week could you please suggest me what to do Thank you In advance.

FWFO, MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am suffering from teeth pain from last one week could you please suggest me what to do Thank you In advance.
Mostly pain means deep carious lesion. Get it checked by a dentist. Mostly rct will have to be done.
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3 Reasons Why Summer is the Best Time for Kids to Get Braces

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
3 Reasons Why Summer is the Best Time for Kids to Get Braces

Crooked teeth pull down a child's morale in a big way. It not just impacts their chewing and looks, but also makes oral hygiene practices difficult for the child and the parent. Orthodontic treatment, which may involve removing a couple of teeth and realigning the other teeth is very popular to correctly align these teeth.

The entire process of this treatment starting from initial visits to diagnosis to completing treatment to follow-up is a prolonged one. While the time with the dentist is quite significant, the time for the child to adjust to the braces and come to terms with the new 'thing' in their mouth is also quite taxing.

This requirement of time followed by need of adjustment time makes summer the ideal time to get braces for the children. Read on to understand a little more on the same:

  1. Time/Scheduling: The summer holidays gives children enough time to make the numerous visits without having to affect their school routine. The child and the parent have to make numerous visits to the dentist, the initial oral examination, getting radiographs done, moulds done, removal of teeth if required, checking for their healing, getting the braces in place, and follow-up visits for adjustments. In addition, on the child's side, they need sufficient time to heal from the teeth removal, get used to the presence of the metallic braces (in most cases) in their mouth, and get used to the new oral care methods. Another thing to consider also is the proximity of the dental clinic and the availability of the orthodontist. Most clinics schedule the orthodontist visit on one day of the week to cover all cases. Also, most children are in their early or late teens when they go for braces and are therefore in important stages of their academics. Therefore, summer becomes the best time to go for braces without affecting the schedule.
  2. Oral Care: Having braces requires extra care from the child to learn oral hygiene measures. The braces make it easy for food particles to remain on the teeth, increasing chances of decay and gum disease. The child needs to make a conscious effort to keep this clean as developing decay during the treatment complicates the whole scene. Therefore, summer gives the ample time required to get used to the oral care routine.
  3. Safety: Children with braces who are into sports should start using mouth-guards to protect them from injury during contact sports. Again, summer is a time to indulge in sports, and this will give the child adequate time to adjust to the use of mouth-guards.

All these make summer the ideal time to go for orthodontic treatment.

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I am 24 year I have yellow teeth even I do brush daily how to get rid of yellow spot and make teeth white.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 24 year I have yellow teeth even I do brush daily how to get rid of yellow spot and make teeth white.
Hi, You need to get a professional cleaning done. If that does not help then you may go for teeth whitening. Regards Dr. Krinita Motwani's Dental Clinic
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Now I am 8th month pregnant. I am suffering from tooth pain. What shall I do. Can I take treatment for infected tooth. Tell me the home remedy to get rid of tooth pain.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Now I am 8th month pregnant. I am suffering from tooth pain. What shall I do. Can I take treatment for infected tooth...
Yeah you can go for root canal treatment but not for removal if you want to have home remedy then you can use cloves or garlic make them into paste apply to the tooth which is paining.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
For healthier teeth, flossing daily in a sawing motion is highly recommended. Take the floss to the point where the teeth meet the gums.

I have problem with my teeth (second molar) was operated root canal 2yrs back now it is having tremendous pain & swelling please suggest right solution.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Kindly get an x-ray done of the rct treated tooth. May be infection has occurred again. Avoid eating from that side of the tooth having pain till the time you don't take x-ray and the required treatment for it because it will pain more. Till then you can take a pain killer like tab flozen ns. This will help in reducing pain n swelling but this is going to give you temporary relief.
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My mother is suffering from low platelets count. She got purple spots on her body and her gums bleeding. What should be done to stop bleeding.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
My mother is suffering from low platelets count. She got purple spots on her body and her gums bleeding. What should ...
She should be on platelets theraphy avoid foods not suitable to her and have a consultation with the dactor.
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Sir, my teeth are making pain everyday and a big hole created. Please give some suggestions.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Sir, my teeth are making pain everyday and a big hole created. Please give some suggestions.
If it's painful, the cavity has gone deeper, mostly it will end up in root canal treatment followed with a crown (conservatively)
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I am 27 year old female. I feel pain in my gums. While I do brush regularly and its also swelling. What I do.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
This is because of infection of gums due to stains and calculus. You first get a professional cleaning and take a antibiotic and anti inflammatory course prescribed by dentist. And then follow the care instructions for good oral health given by your doctor. You will be fine. Cheers.
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I have problem in my teeth when I brush teeth there is blood in my teeth and I have bad breath. Please give me good medicines.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have problem in my teeth when I brush teeth there is blood in my teeth and I have bad breath. Please give me good m...
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist dentist than brush twice daily especially at night massage gums.
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I am getting mouth ulcers regularly. For every 2 months once. I took all b complex tablets. Pls suggest some permanent solution for it please.

BDS
Dentist, Amritsar
I am getting mouth ulcers regularly. For every 2 months once. I took all b complex tablets. Pls suggest some permanen...
Avoid stress maintain good oral hygiene do mouth wash brush twice a day warm saline rinses smooth sharp edges of teeth take multivitamin and vit c.
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Missing Teeth and Problems Associated With It

BDS, Masters in Immediate Loading Implants, Digital Smile Degin , Fellowship in Implantology
Dentist, Gurgaon
Missing Teeth and Problems Associated With It

A loss of tooth or teeth is one of the biggest dental problems that someone can face. The irony is that people consider loss of teeth to be very insignificant. But in reality loss of teeth can lead to not only cosmetic problems, but also functional problems and an unstable chewing mechanism.

Loss of teeth can lead to many problems. Some of them are:

  1. Supra eruption of opposing teeth
  2. Compromised efficiency of chewing
  3. Adjacent teeth might drift into the space created by missing teeth
  4. Food tend to accumulate between teeth, which have moved
  5. Food accumulation also leads to periodontal disease and caries
  6. A lopsided chewing pattern as there is loss of equilibrium in the mechanism of chewing
  7. The extracted area might reveal a loss of bone height
  8. Problems of the temporomandibular joints, like closed bite and TMJ osteoarthritis
  9. The existing functional teeth might lead to problems due to overload
  10. There are increased chances of cheek biting due to collapse of the cheek in the missing space, thus leading to functional and cosmetic problems
  11. The frequency of tongue biting and ulceration might increase in the area of missing teeth or tooth

When missing teeth are replaced, one can easily restore the healthy look of the teeth and also prevent any other dental problems which are due to the missing teeth.

While replacement of the missing teeth it is of utmost importance that the equilibrium is maintained with the distribution of the forces caused by chewing. Care is also taken that the cosmetic outlook is also maintained in the treatment.  

Ideally the teeth when extracted or lost should be immediately replaced. This is because the replacement prevents the bone resorption or bone loss in the area and also retains the good bone. But a drawback is that such an immediate replacement might lead to limitation. Immediate treatment is usually done with the help of implants which easily fit in the sockets created by extraction. But even for this an analysis of the bone and gum health is necessary, thus leading to only a few instances for such replacements. Other alternative is that immediate removable dentures can be prepared and these can be replaced once the gums of the area have healed. The time period for this is usually 3 months. If these need to be fixed permanently then a waiting period of 3 months is mandatory for the settling and healing of the gums and bone of the area.

The 3 basic ways of fixing missing teeth are through implants, fixed bridgework (bridges and crowns) and dentures, which can be removed.

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