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Dr. Karthik R is an experienced Dentist in Electronic City, Bangalore. He is currently practising at Ram Dental Clinic in Electronic City, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Karthik R on Lybrate.com.

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Hey there I used to wear braces for arnd 2 years Dey asked me to put on retainers for abt 6 mnts Bt I havnt been very regular in wearing dem. Is der a risk of my teeth to protrude again?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hey there
I used to wear braces for arnd 2 years
Dey asked me to put on retainers for abt 6 mnts Bt I havnt been very...
If doctor has given you fixed retainer then no worries otherwise chances of protrusion might happen.
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Avoid too much sugary food to prevent tooth decay

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Avoid too much sugary food to prevent tooth decay
Avoid too much sugary food to prevent tooth decay.
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Dear sir, I am a vendor my job is take care of people's garden I have a problem alone time When I woke up every morning I feel my mouth test like a I chewing a nim plant leaf kindly tell me what is the problem with me When I woke up I also I filing too much speak.

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Dear sir, I am a vendor my job is take care of people's garden I have a problem alone time When I woke up every morni...
Bad taste and smell when we wake up is normal as saliva will be accumulated overnight. On proper brushing and rinsing it will subside. Other cause of bad breath is deposits around teeth and gum swelling. This won't go buy brushing alone. We need to get the teeth cleaned with dentist.
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Hello sir! I am 23 years old and I am suffering from Painless mucosal degeneration problem. Now my mucosa layer of my oral have got degenerated and I checked up many time from doctors. But they only suggested me vitamins tablets but still it do not have cured. It is painless patches in my mouth. Some time small blister occur in my mouth. What I do and which type of check up can cured my problem. please suggest me which type of blood test I do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
a mouth ulcer that does not heal within 2 or 3 weeks should be examined by a health care professional like a dentist, oral physician, oral surgeon/ maxillofacial surgeon). following special investigations may be involved: blood tests (vitamin deficiency, anemia, leukemia, Epstein-Barr virus, HIV infection, diabetes) microbiological swabs (infection), or urinalysis (diabetes) . A biopsy (minor procedure to cut out a small sample of the ulcer to look at under a microscope) , to rule out cancer, but also if a systemic disease is suspected. Ulcers caused by local trauma are painful to touch and sore.
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I am 35 year old male. From last night im suffering from gum pain. I have got a little swelling too. Pls tell me what should i. Do?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I am 35 year old male. From last night im suffering from gum pain. I have got a little swelling too. Pls tell me what...
Once get dental checkup done coz swelling in gums is not good sign therefore get dental scaling done first and the dentist will inform you the later treatment.
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Am having toothache and gums paining since 4 days. How to recur it in home? Clove will help to recur?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Am having toothache and gums paining since 4 days. How to recur it in home? Clove will help to recur?
Clove oil application is a temporary home remedy for controlling pain. Adv. root canal treatment , deep cleaning & a gum strengthening procedure for permanent cure.
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I have a small tooth between two front tooth. I want to remove this .And clip it to remove the gap. I here that removed teeth makes headache and other eye problems .I want your suggestion for this problem.

BDS, Master of Hospital Administration
Dentist, Patna
I have a small tooth between two front tooth.
I want to remove this .And clip it to remove the gap. I here that remov...
Do not hear things from the world. Visit the dentist and ask about the procedure. There is nothing to do between your mesiodens that is the middle tooth between c.incisors and eye sight or headache. Be free to get the smile correction.
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Certification In Smile Makeover, BDS
Dentist,
Oral submucous fibrosis is a premalignant condition with increased risk of cancer. In India, most common cause of this condition is chewing of tobacco, supari, paan, gutkha and other related products.

Its symptoms are:-
1. Reduced mouth opening
2. Vesicle formation on inner cheek (buccal mucosa) lips, palate etc
3. Problem in chewing spicy food
4. Feeling tightness in jaw muscles

Management involves:-
1. Cessation of tobacco chewing habit
2. Laser treatment
3. Physiotherapy
4. Topical and intramucosal steroids
5. Lycopene preparations
6. Antifibrotic drugs

Any of these treatments should always be followed by a qualified dentist /oral surgeon's consultation.
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How to reduce my weight? How to reduce my hair fall? And how to take care teeth? And how to control who're skin patches? please advice

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
How to reduce my weight? How to reduce my hair fall? And how to take care teeth? And how to control who're skin patch...
Akhilesh, for ur teeth get a scaling and polishing done from a denist in every 3-6months. use a soft tooth brush and brush ur teeth with modified brushing technique ive shared an health post pls check.also floss daily.
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Am 22 year old female, from 2, 3 months while brushing my teeth it's bleeding, I use colgate paste, no pain but it bleeds, I don't no what is the problem exactly, so please can you provide solution for this.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Am 22 year old female, from 2, 3 months while brushing my teeth it's bleeding, I use colgate paste, no pain but it bl...
This is due to gum infection. Go for scaling and polishing of teeth. Brush twice daily and use a mouthwash. Make an habit of forcefully gargle with water after you eat or drink anything.
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My sisters dental jaw shifting right side due to some wrong dentist treatments and she stop treatment from them now teeth are cut and very little can't eat Also dentist didn't provide caps kindly suggest what to do also contacted some prosthodontist. They have no time and giving long time wait appointment.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My sisters dental jaw shifting right side due to some wrong dentist treatments and she stop treatment from them now t...
Kindly consult an oral & maxillofacial surgeon in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray, tmj open & closed mouth, mri) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. Until then have soft diet. Avoid yawning. Replace posterior teeth if they are missing. You may consult me in person. 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. There are some simple measures that can help tmj problems, such as a change to a soft diet, jaw muscle exercises in exceptional cases a specialist dentist, known as a maxillo-facial surgeon, may be required to perform surgery on the tmj.
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I am 23 years old and 3 days continuous headache occurred and the mouth ulcer for next 1 week as the headache stopped. What might be the reason and remedies to it. Please help.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I am 23 years old and 3 days continuous headache occurred and the mouth ulcer for next 1 week as the headache stopped...
Hi lybrate-user, a mouth ulcer is a painful sore inside the mouth, on the tongue, soft palate (the back portion of the roof of your mouth), or inside the cheeks. Sores in your mouth are round, white, or grey in color, with a red edge or border. The condition is usually becomes okay withing 7 days. But if it persists beyond that, or if multiple ulcers keep re-appearing, medical advice must be taken. In severe mouth ulcer attacks, you may also experience fever and physical sluggishness. Taking vitamin b12 supplements along with a suitable gel for pain is the best remedy. Hope that helps.
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I am 21 years old male, I have got red patches in my gums. And its pain alot n I get blood while vomiting. Is it oral cancer?

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Nagpur
Hi oral cancer without any risk factor like smoking or chewing tobacco is less likely. It can just be a gum infection get yourself checked by a dentist and seek proper advise. Regards.
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My frontal teeth are stained on the lower jaw. Is there anything I can do at home to remove them?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My frontal teeth are stained on the lower jaw. Is there anything I can do at home to remove them?
Hello. When brushing twice a day and flossing doesn't help improve your yellow teeth, it's time to consider other options. Teeth become yellow due to stains – both deep and surface-level – as well as other causes that sometimes aren't under our control. Although coffee and cigarettes leave stains on your teeth over time, thin tooth enamel also makes teeth look yellow. Tooth enamel is the hard, white surface of your teeth, and underneath it is a pale brown substance called dentin. Thick enamel looks white, but thin enamel allows dentin tones to show through, making teeth look yellow from the outside. Enamel naturally wears thin as people age, but acids from foods and drinks such as sour candies, oranges and soda also thin the enamel by eroding its surface. Saliva neutralizes acid and washes it away, but people suffering from dry mouth miss out on this protective effect. Other causes of yellow teeth include antibiotic use or excessive fluoride intake in young children, which can cause yellow-stained adult teeth later. Treatments for certain conditions can also affect tooth color. For example, head and neck radiation and chemotherapy can cause teeth discoloration. In addition, certain infections in pregnant mothers can cause tooth discoloration in the infant by affecting enamel development. Certain medication, mouth rinses can also causes yellow staining. Preventing Yellow Teeth: Avoiding smoking, coffee and soda helps prevent yellow teeth, or you can get into the habit of drinking those darker beverages through a straw. Drink milk or plain water after eating or drinking something acidic to help reduce the acid's eroding effect. Brushing and flossing also help, and avoiding snacks between meals allows your saliva to dilute the acids in your mouth too. Using over-the-counter whitening agents will also helps. Discolorations are generally responsive to bleaching procedures.
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Basal Implantology, Digital Smile Design, MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hubli-Dharwad
Patients who have a history of gum diseases should also consult their periodontist while undergoing orthodontic treatment.
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Blood from gum joint. After brushing at morning. No severe pain. It started 4-5 months back. It's not frequent. Happens 1-2 times every 2 months approx. After brush or forceful squeezing in gum small amount of blood comes out. Slightly painful.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, MDS in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon, Bangalore
Blood from gum joint. After brushing at morning. No severe pain. It started 4-5 months back. It's not frequent. Happe...
It may be due to deposits on the teeth which is covered by gums. Get a scaling & root planing done from a dentist. Use chorhexidine mouthwash 3-4 times a day.
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I am having the mouth ulcer for around 1 week every month. As per my family doctor, a done course of 30 days of B-Complex tablets. But the problem is still there. What should I do.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am having the mouth ulcer for around 1 week every month. As per my family doctor, a done course of 30 days of B-Com...
Mouth ulcer is most commonly caused by poor diet, nutritional deficiency, constipation or excessive stress. You need to start taking multi vitamins. Avoid junk food avoid excessive stress. Avoid too hot and spicy food.
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Oral Cancer - In A Nutshell!

Post Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) (A.M) (Oncology), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) - (Cine-Med Inc. USA)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Oral Cancer - In A Nutshell!

Oral cancer (OC) occurs when DNA mutations develop in the cells lining the lips and the mouth cavity. It commonly affects the tongue, floor of mouth, buccal mucosa, lips, palate, gum etc all. Mostly, oral cancers are squamous cell carcinomas that begin in the squamous cells lining the lips and the inside of mouth.

  1. Type: of oral cancer are as enumerated below -

    1. Squamous cell carcinoma: is the most common, as described above.

    2. Adenocarcinoma: affects the salivary glands.

    3. Lymphoma: affects the tissues of the tonsil(s) or those involving the lymphatic system.

    4. Melanoma: may affect the mucous tissues of the oral cavity.

  2. Gender: affects the male populace predominantly. But, it can affect both male and female. It’s the commonest cancer in India currently, and accounts for a significant percentage of the total cancer mortality.

  3. Etiology: consumption of “khaini” (tobacco & lime mix), betel nut, areca nut, slaked lime, chronic irritation due to irregular teeth, smoking, alcohol consumption, oral infection with Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) / Human Papilloma virus (HPV), nutritional deficiencies, chronic infections & poor dental/ oral hygiene are the common risk factors that can trigger oral carcinogenesis. It is noteworthy that the local effects of tobacco and alcohol are both dose-dependent and synergistic.

  4. Features: the various presentations (of signs & symptoms) of Oral cancer are as given below –

    1. Cheek cancer - hard and painless thickening, with an ulcer sometimes that does not heal for weeks together.

    2. Lip cancer - white patch on the inner lining of the lip on which a hard mass slowly develops.

    3. Palate cancer- persistent sore on the hard palate that may ulcerate.

    4. Throat cancer - difficulty swallowing, sore throat, voice changes, feeling of hard lump in the throat.

    5. Tongue cancer - ulcer on the side of the tongue that bleeds occasionally and does not heal.

    6. Gum cancer and cancer of the minor salivary glands - loose teeth, bad breath and sensory loss of the feelings in the face

  5. Screening: is generally recommended for asymptomatic populations goal of which, as usual, is to be able to detect & diagnose oral cancer at an early stage which is potentially curable. Visual screening by healthcare personnel including dentists, general practitioners, oncologists, surgeons etc all is crucial to detect not only early asymptomatic oral cancers but also the oral pre-cancerous lesions including oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF), oral leukoplakia, erythroplakia et al which carry a high risk of malignant transformation to in-situ and invasive cancers.

  6. Diagnosis: a complete physical exam of the local parts basis the features mentioned above arouses suspicion that prompts diagnosis -

    1. Biopsy (punch or removal of mass of tissue (excision) for cytology) clinches the diagnosis of oral cancer. Should there be a neck mass that arises suspicion of a regional metastatic disease, a fine needle biopsy (FNB) can be attempted.

    2. Initial staging workup includes CT, MRI scans etc all. PET CT scan though frequently employed, is not usually used for the initial workup.

    3. A triple endoscopy that includes laryngoscopy, esophagoscopy and bronchoscopy can help definitive staging of the disease. Biopsies obtained during this procedure help confirm the primary diagnosis, define the extent to which the primary site disease has spread, and identify additional pre-malignant lesions and metastasis, if any.

  7. Treatment / Prognosis: preventive measures, earlier diagnosis and right early treatment is key for better prognostication and efficient/ effective therapeutic management of oral cancer. Conventional treatment includes surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy as deems appropriate. Simultaneously, an adjunctive or integrative naturopathic treatment with suitable complementary & alternative medicines (CAM) too can help improve clinical endpoints and facilitate recovery as would be feasible contextually. As seen with other cancers, the site, stage, histopathological grading etc all determine the treatment outlook. The number of micronucleated oral mucosal cells can be a useful biomarker for predicting course of oral pre-cancerous lesions and prognosis thereof.

  8. Prevention: rightly said, prevention is always a better choice. Although genetic risks are difficult to modify, still an increased focus on protective factors and avoidance of the risk factors can be of help. Especially, abstaining from use of tobacco/ products, alcohol, regularly maintaining oral health and hygiene and daily intake of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables can help prevent a vast majority of oral cancers. Also, timely screening/ detection of the pre-cancerous lesions of the oral cavity and prompt treatment thereof is crucial to preventing a malignant transformation of the same. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.

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