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Dr. Karthik

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Dr. Karthik is a trusted Dentist in Old Airport Road, Bangalore. You can visit him at Meenaakshi's Dental Clinic in Old Airport Road, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Karthik on Lybrate.com.

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I am a 27 yr old man. I have throat pain, dry tongue & marks at mouth soft palate. What should I do?

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
If you think your dry mouth is caused by certain medication you're taking, talk to your doctor. The doctor may adjust the dose you're taking or switch you to a different drug that doesn't cause dry mouth. The doctor may also prescribe an oral rinse to restore mouth moisture. If that doesn't help, he or she may prescribe a medication that boosts saliva production called salagen. You can also try these other steps, which may help improve saliva flow: suck on sugar-free candy or chew sugar-free gum. Drink plenty of water to help keep your mouth moist. Brush with a fluoridetoothpaste, use a fluoride rinse, and visit your dentist regularly. Breathe through your nose, not your mouth, as much as possible. Use a room vaporizer to add moisture to the bedroom air. Use an over-the-counter artificial saliva substitute.
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I am feeling severe sensitivity in my right side of the mouth, especially in the late night after taking the meal. Kindly advise.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am feeling severe sensitivity in my right side of the mouth, especially in the late night after taking the meal. Ki...
A major cause of tooth sensitivity is root exposure. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning along with desensitizing procedures and / or artificial enamel filling and / or root canal treatment. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. You may consult me in person. 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.
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Ma gums are bleeding and got cut on gums very deep it's not panning but what could be the problem

MFDS RCPS (Glasgow), MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I think you might have fairly advanced gum disease. You need to consult a dentist for more definitive recommendations regarding treatment options.
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What should I do for my mouth smell? Normally I use emoform and closeup paste's twice a day. Please suggest.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
What should I do for my mouth smell? Normally I use emoform and closeup paste's twice a day. Please suggest.
Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. 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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If will go for ceramic (tooth colored) braces, how much will cost it? and how many days it will take for treatment.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Cost of ceramic braces or any treatment varies from clinic to clinic.. It ranges from min of 30K to 80K.. Duration of treatment depends on diagnosis and clinical examination.. Each individual s treatment will be different, and so the duration ( depend on its complexitiy as wel).. However, it should be done by 14 to 18 months.. Do visit ur nearby clinic for visual examination, then accordingly the treatment plan, duration cost will be told by dentist..
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Super Fact of the Day: Your mouth is home to 6 million bacteria!

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Super Fact of the Day: Your mouth is home to 6 million bacteria!

Here's the reason as to why you must brush and floss. At any given time, you will have 6 million bacteria living in your mouth.

Would you like to share this interesting fact with family or friends? go ahead and share!
 

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My wisdom tooth on left downward have grown in vertical position. Doc is guiding to remove. Is there any other option?

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hi if your wisdom tooth is growing vertically. You need to get it removed. No other treatment for this.
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I have teeth problem, when I eat cold things I suffer from very much pain. Please consult me some toothpaste or the things which can give me relief from this too much pain.

BDS
Dentist, Mohali
I have teeth problem, when I eat cold things I suffer from very much pain. Please consult me some toothpaste or the t...
Toothpaste and medicines are not of much help in this condition. When you eat cold things and suffer from severe pain then your tooth or teeth may need an rct to be done. If required crown (capping). So rct is only answer for your tooth which is too much sensitive to cold. Rest your dentist will take an xray and decide an appropriate treatment.
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I have a problem of mouth ulcers (white ulcer) in my mouth (on the walls of mouth and also on my tongue) my question is .is there any problem in my stomach as the continuously appear after disappearance.

BDS
Dentist, Amritsar
There are many causes of tooth ulcer in mouth but it may be also due to stomach problem like acidity avoid stress avoid tea or coffee avoid spicy food take meal on time.
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I have a cavity in my last tooth of upper jaw & what is the approx. Cost of root canal treatment and, how much time this process will take? Please advice. Thanx

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Since its upper last molar, access will be very limited, it is better to extract if its upper third molar
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I will brush my teeth very well but some bad smell coming wen I am talking can you teach me how to brush.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I will brush my teeth very well but some bad smell coming wen I am talking can you teach me how to brush.
Bad breath can b caused fue to various reasons. Due to smoking n using tobacco products, dental prob such as decay teeth, unclean tongue, gum infections, reduced saliva n dry mouth, ill fitting dentues, salivary gland probs. Other diseases n infections which also cause bad breath r sinus infections, respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis n pneumonia, liver n kidney probs, diabetes, acid reflux from stomach etc. Get scalling done by dentist. Use proper brushing techniques. Brush , floss n use mouthwash twice daily. Massage ur gums with ur finger tips after brushing. Keep ur tongue clean. Rinse ur mouth well after each meal. Get ur decay teeth filled. Visit ur dentist for dental checkups every 6 months to detect n prevent dental probs. Inspite of these measures if bad breath persists, consult a general physician for further evaluation.
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There is a fungal infection in my mouth since 2 months, what can I do in home to reslove this.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Oral thrush is a fungal infection which occurs due to dry mouth, uncontrolled diabetes, weak immune system or patient on corticosteroids. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need candid ointment until then. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush.
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I am suffering from last two weeks in mouth ulcer I am tried all ointment and medicines but not use please suggest what I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from last two weeks in mouth ulcer I am tried all ointment and medicines but not use please suggest wh...
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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I am unable to open mouth for ate gutkha. please give me solution. This problem has 4year older.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mohali
Stop taking gutka immediately. You are suffering from osmf. Visit dentist as soon as possible to access extent of your problem. Do not delay treatment any further.
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I have ulcers in my mouth from last 30 days. I am having problem while eating food. How can I solve this problem. Please help me doctors. I am having pain.

I have ulcers in my mouth from last 30 days. I am having problem while eating food. How can I solve this problem. Ple...
Start eating g multivitamin and apply gel locally on the ulcers. Many oral gels ate available. Quit smoking, spicy food, outside food and drink lots of fluids. Have a check- up done by dentist.
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I am suffering from tooth pain there is deep hole that pain too much, soo can you help, for what medicine I take.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am suffering from tooth pain there is deep hole that pain too much, soo can you help, for what medicine I take.
Dear Lybrate user, dental decay is a progressive disease that does not stop until treated. The main treatment options are filling, root canal treatment or extraction (removal) of the tooth depending upon the extent of decay. No medication in the world can repair or arrest dental decay. It would be better for you to immediately visit your local dentist for a checkup and start with the treatment. Dentistry is a field that does not depend on medications. It works on treatment performance by the dentist and compliance by the patient. If you delay the treatment, the tooth might fall out or completely decay in which case it will have to be extracted.
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My teeth are very yellow kindly suggest something good so that it can be white enough? I use to eat rajnigandha but now sometime I have pan after dinner. Recently I have quit smoking.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth are very yellow kindly suggest something good so that it can be white enough?
I use to eat rajnigandha but n...
Kindly stop all your habits only then you can restore the natural color of your teeth. Deep cleaning, polishing along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel Cause of discoloration Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics. The regularly through good oral hygiene practices. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need yellow bacterial film called plaque that occurs naturally in your mouth can build up if not removed filling and / or capping. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Use Snowdent tooth paste for whitening until then. Apply SNOWDENT paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min .Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results. You may consult me in person.
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Hi my son teeth is very big and unbalanced his age is 12 year please tell me how to solve the problem.

MDS
Dentist, Ahmednagar
Hi my son teeth is very big and unbalanced his age is 12 year please tell me how to solve the problem.
Your son is a 12 year old, but the permanent teeth which are erupting in his mouth are of the size of a fully grown adult, this is absolutely normal. The size will get matched as he grows up. If the teeth are not in a proper order or crooked in nature, please consider consulting an orthodontist, or a child specialist dentist.
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Hello sir, I am 22 years old. I have yellow teeth. I used all colgate tooth paste. But still I have yellow teeth. What can I do?

BDS
Dentist, Aurangabad
Hello sir, I am 22 years old. I have yellow teeth. I used all colgate tooth paste. But still I have yellow teeth. Wha...
Visit to a dentist, get scaling and polishing done this might help or if want them more whiter then you can even go for bleaching.
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I have gums bleeding प्रॉब्लम. After getting treatment it remains ok for few months and it again starts. What can I do to avoid थिस.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
I have gums bleeding प्रॉब्लम. After getting treatment it remains ok for few months and it again starts. What can I d...
Kindly get scaling done and use gum paint twice daily for 15 days. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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