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Dr. Karthik Venkataraghavan

Dentist, Bangalore

300 at clinic
Dr. Karthik Venkataraghavan Dentist, Bangalore
300 at clinic
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Dr. Karthik Venkataraghavan is a popular Dentist in Domlur, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Karthik Venkataraghavan personally at Vibha Dental Care Centre in Domlur, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Karthik Venkataraghavan on Lybrate.com.

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Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
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Due to more travelling I am unable to sleep at night and also getting more and more pimple and mouth ulcers. Please give me a suggestion. Thank you.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Due to more travelling I am unable to sleep at night and also getting more and more pimple and mouth ulcers. Please g...
Take a cap of bnc daily, suck on tab bifilac twice daily , take fibrous diet add banana to ur diet apply locally metrogyl gel avoid tensions, females during period may get more ulcers
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I am 40 yrs old, my gums are receding up and as a result the roots of teeth are showing and a gap is created between gums and teeth. What is it? how will it be cured?

MDS
Dentist, Kota
I am 40 yrs old, my gums are receding up and as a result the roots of teeth are showing and a gap is created between ...
This is age change but it occurs fast when you do not maintain oral hygiene properly. Treatment of the gaps depend upon the size, location. Sometimes it can not be filled. To prevent further damage you have to be punctual about hygiene and follow-up visits to dentist.
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Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Your teeth aren't tools. Don't use them to break tags, to rip open packages or to unscrew bottle caps.
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I am 53 years old, male, last 1 week my tongue back side ulserarion, what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Keep your digestive system in order, take becosule cap with folic acid twice daily for a week and apply boroglycerin. You will be fine.
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Clove and its Benefits in Relieving Tooth Pain

PG Diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
Clove and its Benefits in Relieving Tooth Pain

Clove is a commonly known spice, which is native to the Asian cuisine. They are dried flower buds of a tree from the family of Myrtaceae. These buds are known to be harvested originally in Maluku Islands in Indonesia. The cloves are aromatic and is known to lend a sweet and earthy flavor to food. Historically, cloves have been used both for culinary and medicinal uses. As a culinary spice, clove is used in meat dishes, curries, drinks and marinades. It is widely used in Indian, Chinese, African and South Asian cuisine.

Cloves have amazing medicinal properties. The bud has been widely recognized as a wonder bud packed with health benefits. In India, cloves are an important element of Ayurvedic medicine. It’s warm and soothing properties are beneficial for treating digestive tract problems. Clove oil is used in aromatherapy and can also be used as an ant repellent, due to its strong smell.

Clove oil is extracted from cloves and contains a chemical compound called Eugenol. This compound not only lends aroma to the spice, but also possesses analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic and anesthetic properties. It is for this reason, clove oil is used extensively in dentistry as an anodyne (A pain reliever). Its antiseptic and antibacterial properties are beneficial in treating infections and its anesthetic qualities are extremely helpful in relieving pain.

In painful teeth conditions like an abscessed tooth, infections, gum disease or even cavities, toothache can range from mild to sharp shooting and almost unbearable pain. The patient suffering from such conditions is usually put on antibiotics, thus, it is wise to recommend using Ayurvedic clove oil or Eugenol oil as it is commonly known for its pain relief properties. Eugenol helps in providing relief from pain by arresting the nerve tissues, causing a local anesthetic effect. However, it is strongly advised to use clove oil only under the guidance of a dentist.

Since Clove oil can alter blood sugar levels and is warm in nature and is not recommended for patients suffering from diabetes or bleeding disorders. Caution must be exercised as overuse of clove oil can cause nerve damage. If using at home, it is better to mix 2 to 3 drops of the clove oil along with half a teaspoon of olive oil and then apply the mixture to the painful area. The oil can also be applied using a cotton ball on the painful tooth with the help of tweezers; however, it is important that one should not keep the oil for more than 10 seconds on the affected area. It is also important not to swallow any oil as it can be harmful for your health. Drinking clove tea or chewing a clove till it releases its oil is much safer and effective way to use it, than using a clove oil.

So, next time you have a toothache, do not suffer. Try this medicinal gift, but stay safe. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Why my mouth is smell bad even I am brushing with better tooth paste pleasure sir help me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Why my mouth is smell bad even I am brushing with better tooth paste pleasure sir help me.
•Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy food. •Cut down on sugary food and drink, as it can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth. •Reduce your alcohol consumption. •Stop smoking. •Cut down on coffee. •Drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth becoming dry. •Chew sugar-free gum after eating, to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles. •Don't use toothpaste to clean your dentures, as it can scratch the surface and cause stains. •Clean your dentures thoroughly using soap and lukewarm water, denture cream or a denture-cleaning tablet. •Use a separate toothbrush to clean your dentures. •Make sure you visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Having regular dental check-ups will ensure that any plaque is removed from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. •Your dentist can recommend the best way to clean your teeth and gums, and point out areas you might be missing. They can also identify any signs of gum disease and ensure early treatment. •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. •If your bad breath is caused by a gastrointestinal problem, such as an H. Pylori infection or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), you may be referred to a gastroenterologist. •Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. •You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too.
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MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Thane
Avoid sticky sweets, such as toffees, soft candies and pastries. These types of foods stick to your teeth and feed decay-causing bacteria. When you do eat sweets, eat them after a meal. When candies are eaten alone, they are more likely to remain stuck between your teeth.
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Should we brush while piria treatment?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist,
Should we brush while piria treatment?
The prob has occurred because brushing was not done properly you must brush but before that get a scaling done.
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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Dental implants are the most economical solution for tooth loss.
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Hi, I have bad breath for some time. How to over come this problem. please suggest.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Hi, I have bad breath for some time. How to over come this problem. please suggest.
Bad breath can be reduced or prevented if you: practice good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. Don't forget to brush the tongue, too. Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or after an illness. Use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between teeth once a day. See your dentist regularly -- at least twice a year. He or she will conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and will be able to detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor. Drink lots of water. This will keep your mouth moist. Chewing gum (preferably sugarless) stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria.
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I have class one occlusion on my posteriors but have edge to edge occlusion (2mm) anteriorly. I am going for ortho treatment but they told me they will remove my mandibular incisor for creating space. Should I reconsider or go for extraction? All my teeth are healthy and no caries are present.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have class one occlusion on my posteriors but have edge to edge occlusion (2mm) anteriorly. I am going for ortho tr...
Kindly consult an orthodontist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (model study, full mouth & profile x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need fixed / removable braces. Requirements may depends on the age, complaint, duration of the treatment & affordability. Cost of cosmetic dentistry (braces) varies with dentist. You may consult me in person.
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I'm 16 yr old & I has a bad impression on my teeth myself. My gums is very weak & when I eat apple r guava then I have a little bit blood bleading. Even when I touch it, then blood starts it flow. So please help me to get good & strong teeth (white)

BDS
Dentist, Coimbatore
Hi it is nothing but gingivitis. Get scaling done first (professional teeth cleaning) and massage your gum with a gum paint like sensoform, astrigum etc. And follow proper method of brushing. Within a month, you will find your gums healthy & teeth strong.
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Root Canal Treatment

MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Root Canal Treatment
While preparing for rct: getting to know from a dentist if consuming an antibiotic medicine is advisable, as it can help in reducing the infection and swelling. 
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Hi I had protected sex dec 02 2015 after 3 days I developed fever and till now the mild fever is On/ Off. I had diarrhea from dec 10 to till date and from last two days I see red dots at the tip of tongue and little white patches on my tongue. Please let me know if I am having HIV?

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi I had protected sex dec 02 2015 after 3 days I developed fever and till now the mild fever is On/ Off.
I had diarr...
If you had protected sex don't worry your fever is due to intestinal infection you need to take medicine for infection.
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Hi At the age of 63, how to make teeth strong inasmuch as teeth should not leave gums ?

BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Age progresses gums and bone will degenerate you can maintain by six months once dental check up Twice brushing mouthwashes Gum massage will help to maintain Patients systemic disease should be under control.
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I am having Pain in teeth.Please suggest medicine.

Brufen 400 will reduce the pain ( max 3 times a day - dont take empty stomach) and show to dentist to cure the disease.
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How do you go about getting teeth whitening? What is teeth whitening? Who can perform teeth whitening? What happens during teeth whitening at the dentist? What about home kits and beauty salons for teeth whitening? What are the risks of home kits and salon teeth whitening? What questions should I ask the dentist before going ahead?

BDS
Dentist, Faridabad
How do you go about getting teeth whitening? What is teeth whitening? Who can perform teeth whitening? What happens d...
Teeth whitening or in technical terms bleaching is a dental procedure in which teeth are exposed to certain bleaching chemicals and then treated with high intensity light for those chemicals to work properly. Usually it takes 2-3 sittings to get desired results. But teeth can get stained again 6 months to 1 year after treatment. So to avoid that you should avoid pigmented food substances like tea, coffee, turmeric etc. So ask your dentist before procedure to match your current tooth shade on shade guide and then your desired shade and how many sittings you need for that shade. Kits for home use purpose take longer time and not as good as professional bleaching at a dental clinic.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Chewing food from the affected side should be avoided.
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Clenching of teeth subconsciously or consciously

MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
In case if you experience pain and soar muscles near jaw joint and frequent headache, it is due to clenching of teeth subconsciously or consciously, then visit your dentist and get night guard which will protect your teeth form wearing by harmful effects of bruxism.
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Hello I am 29 years old. I have problem of pain in my teeth so I am unable to eat normally from my lower right side of teeth what shall I do?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Hello I am 29 years old. I have problem of pain in my teeth so I am unable to eat normally from my lower right side o...
You should go for investigation to find out the cause of pain. You may have cavity or gum disease. If cavity get it filled or rct. And if gum problem get scaling done.
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