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Dr. Karuna

MDS

Dentist, Bangalore

18 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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Dr. Karuna is a trusted Dentist in Vittal Nagar, Bangalore. She has helped numerous patients in her 18 years of experience as a Dentist. She studied and completed MDS . She is currently associated with Dhanvantri Dental Solutions in Vittal Nagar, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Karuna on Lybrate.com.

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MDS - H.K.E. Societys, S. Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences Research, - 1999
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Indian Dental Association

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I am Suffering from mouth bleeding and my mouth smells because of that reason. What should be the medication available in market.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am Suffering from mouth bleeding and my mouth smells because of that reason. What should be the medication availabl...
This problem may be due to 1. Bleeding from gum 2. Pharyngitis 3. Any trauma to oral cavity like Harsh brushing/ cut of oral mucosa/ tongue by teeth 4. Disease from lungs like Tuberculosis You need Oral cavity examination along with few investigation Kindly consult me for further management
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Dentist - Dr. I heard there is a technology thru wish a tooth can be screwed into the gums instead of using a bridge. Can you plz let me know where could I get it done in Chennai and what is it called in medical terminology ?

MBA (Healthcare), BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Its called as dental implants. Instead of the tooth root implant is placed in the bone and cap is given to it for the replacement of missing tooth by fixed option. The strength wil be equal to the natural teeth bcoz support is coming directly from the bone like natural teeth.
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Is holding Breathe harmful, how harmful it is. I hold my breath many times when some one comes near to my mouth as they smell bad and I think the bacteria will travel, so I hold my breath for that long and yes after holding Breathe I start giving Attention to my breath and start fast Breathing like I do Breathing externally for long time as it catches Attention.

BDS, FICOI, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
Dentist, Bangalore
Is holding Breathe harmful, how harmful it is. I hold my breath many times when some one comes near to my mouth as th...
I think you may require cleaning, kindly consult near by dentist soon, make sure you clean your tongue while brushing, brush twice a day, consume water frequently, include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet, rinse your moth with water each and every time after you eat, don't hold your breathe unnecessarily, you might die.
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Dear Dr, I am 66 years old and lost 16 tooths, including both upper and lower. I find if I do artificial tooth in use (removal and put in use often, difficulties. Therfore, I want permanent fixations. One Dr. suggested it is simply pasting and another Dr. suggests, drill and fixing methods. Please suggest me good one with economically.

BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Dear Dr, I am 66 years old and lost 16 tooths, including both upper and lower. I find if I do artificial tooth in use...
In fixed prosthesis, we have options of dental implants in which we drill titanium screw into the bone let it fuse with the bone for 3-4 months and then fix artificial tooth over it. The other option is bridges in which support is taken from the adjoining teeth, their cutting is done and then bridge is cemented on to them like a cap. Definitely implant is expensive than bridges but after assessing the condition of your bone and health of the surrounding structures it can be suggested whats best for you. So consult the dentist and make up your mind for what you are comfortable with in every sense.
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I have teeth problem in teeth inside some geap is der any food I eat that place is paining what to do for that.

BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
I have teeth problem in teeth inside some geap is der any food I eat that place is paining what to do for that.
This problem is known as pocket. Visit your dentist and go for scaling check for the cavitiy also can b a reason of food lodgemement start using interdental brush and warm saline rinses at least once in a day.
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After finishing my lunch or dinner, when I am doing gargle and spitting on basin, then I am finding very little blood spotting where as there no cut inside mouth or tongue. This is happening from yesterday onwards. Can anyone suggest what could be the reason behind it?

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
After finishing my lunch or dinner, when I am doing gargle and spitting on basin, then I am finding very little blood...
This could be due to swelling in gums. Which sometimes causes spontaneous bleeding while chewing food. Get your teeth cleaning done by professional dentist.
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How much cost of front four implantation and fixed wiring. Which one is best which one economical reliable.

BDS, FICOI, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
Dentist, Bangalore
How much cost of front four implantation and fixed wiring. Which one is best which one economical reliable.
Cost depends on the severity involved and each doctor practices his own methods since each case will be different and hence cost also varies from patient to other patients.
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Hi, I would like to ask a solution. That I recently had a problem on my tooth. I can not consume cold or chilled water or any thing, I feel heavy pain on my tooth. Please help me by giving me solution and medicine Thanks.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hi, I would like to ask a solution. That I recently had a problem on my tooth.
I can not consume cold or chilled wate...
You might have a deep cavity ..kindly get an xray done to understand the depth of cavity .. and get treatment done accordingly ... you can apply senquel f sensitivity paste two times daily for 15 days ...
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I am 28 years old female and suffering from soft palate swelling pain from last 1 year. Please advise.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
HAVE YOU CONSULTED A DOCTOR FOR THAT... IS THERE ANY OTHER lump or thickening in the oral soft tissues, soreness or a feeling that something is caught in the throat, difficulty chewing or swallowing, ear pain, difficulty moving the jaw or tongue, hoarseness, numbness of the tongue or other ... HAS THE SOFT PALATE SWELLING INCREASED OR DECREASED IN SIZE...
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My mom 43years old, suffering from severe teeth pain. What precautions should be taken?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Patna
Give her a pain killer now and then consult a dentist. Pain killer is only going to give her temporary relief. The cause of pain can only be found out after a check up.
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I used baking soda on gum bleeding is it good I got benefit. Is any good toothpaste for it Paradontax paste has waste my money.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I used baking soda on gum bleeding is it good I got benefit. Is any good toothpaste for it Paradontax paste has waste...
Baking soda works by balancing the levels of acid in the teeth thus preventing bad breath and gingivitis------ homoeopathic medicine------------------ merc sol 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 5 drops today night and forget this medicine-------------- plantago q/hammemelis q (dr reckeweg) mix both these medicines and take 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily for 2-3 months------------ hekla lava tooth powder (wheezal) scrub teeth daily night before sleep--------------- note-use brush with soft bristles and use it upside down while brushing teeth.--------------
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I have ulcer in my mouth please suggest me ,nd can I use toothpaste for a teeth clean?

BDS, MDS oral medicine
Dentist, Thrissur
I have ulcer in my mouth please suggest me ,nd can I use toothpaste for a teeth clean?
Ulcer can be differnt types diagnosis is important so visit a dentist findout its a normal apthous ulcer or traumatic ulcer. You can use topical gels and vitamin b supplement with zinc under doctors guidance. Yes you can use toothpaste to clean tooth.
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Am developing my wisdom teeth and I can not bear the pains what can I do to reduce it.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
If the pain is persisting then I recommend you to visit a dentist. Probably you may have to get tooth removed or the gum around the tooth be excised.
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MDS
Dentist, Nellore
Chewing a sugarless gum after your meal for around 20 minutes freshens your breath and also make the leftover food particles cling to it.
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BDS
Dentist, Motihari
What's in Your Mouth?
To understand what happens when your teeth decay, it's helpful to know what's in your mouth naturally. Here are a few of the elements:

Saliva ? Your mouth and teeth are constantly bathed in saliva. We never give much thought to our spit, but this fluid is remarkable for what it does to help protect our oral health. Saliva keeps teeth and other parts of your mouth moist and washes away bits of food. Saliva contains minerals that strengthen teeth. It includes buffering agents. They reduce the levels of acid that can decay teeth. Saliva also protects against some viruses and bacteria.

Plaque ? Plaque is a soft, gooey substance that sticks to the teeth a bit like jam sticks to a spoon. Like the slime that clings to the bottom of a swimming pool, plaque is a type of biofilm. It contains large numbers of closely packed bacteria, components taken from saliva, and bits of food. Also in the mix are bacterial byproducts and white blood cells. Plaque grows when bacteria attach to the tooth and begin to multiply. Plaque starts forming right after a tooth is cleaned. Within an hour, there's enough to measure. As time goes on, the plaque thickens. Within two to six hours, the plaque teems with bacteria that can cause cavities and periodontal (gum) disease.

Calculus ? If left alone long enough, plaque absorbs minerals from saliva. These minerals form crystals and harden into calculus. Then new plaque forms on top of existing calculus. This new layer can also become hard.

Bacteria ? We have many types of bacteria in our mouths. Some bacteria are good; they help control destructive bacteria. When it comes to decay, Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacilli are the bacteria that cause the most damage to teeth.

How Your Teeth Decay
The bacteria in your mouth need food to live and multiply. When you eat sugary foods, or even starches such as rice, the bacteria use them as food, too. The bacteria then produce acids that can dissolve tooth enamel (outer layer of the tooth).

It's not just candy and ice cream we're talking about. All carbohydrate foods eventually break down into simple sugars. Some of this process begins in the mouth.

Foods that break down into simple sugars in the mouth are called fermentable carbohydrates. These include the obvious sugary foods, such as cookies, cakes, soft drinks and candy. But they also include pretzels, crackers, bananas, potato chips and breakfast cereals.

Bacteria in your mouth turn the sugars in these foods into acids. These acids begin to dissolve the mineral crystals in teeth. The more times you eat each day, the more times your teeth are exposed to an acid attack.

This attack can lead to tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavities. First, the acid begins to dissolve calcium and phosphate crystals inside a tooth. A white spot may appear on the enamel in this weakened area. But the loss of minerals develops beneath the surface of the enamel. The surface may still be smooth.

At this stage, the tooth can be repaired with the help of fluoride, proteins and minerals (calcium and phosphate) in the saliva. The saliva also helps reduce the acid levels from bacteria that attack the tooth.

Once the decay breaks through the enamel to cause a cavity, the damage is permanent. A dentist must clean out the decay and fill the cavity. Left untreated, the decay will get worse. It can destroy a tooth all the way through the enamel, through the inside dentin layer and down to the pulp or nerve of the tooth. That's why it is important to treat caries at a very early stage, when the process can be reversed.

Types of Decay
Young children can get a type of decay called baby bottle tooth decay or early childhood caries. It destroys enamel quickly. This type of decay is common in children who are put to sleep with a bottle of milk or juice. The bottle exposes the teeth constantly to carbohydrates through the night. Bacteria can grow rapidly and produce acid that decays teeth.

Decay can become worse if the parent does not clean the child's teeth. It can eat through enamel and leave a large cavity in a matter of months.

In older adults, the exposed roots of teeth can develop cavities. This is called root caries. Older adults are more likely to have receding gums caused by years of hard brushing or periodontal disease. They also are more likely to have dry mouth (xerostomia). The decrease in saliva results in less protection of the teeth. This increases the risk of decay. Many common medicines can cause dry mouth. Be sure to ask the doctor or pharmacist if any of your medicines cause dry mouth.

Decay can form beneath fillings or other tooth repairs, such as crowns. Sometimes bacteria and bits of food can slip between the tooth and a filling or crown. This can happen if the filling cracks or pulls away from the tooth, leaving a gap.

Preventing Cavities
Do you or your family members get cavities often? Dental research has found out that certain factors can affect your risk of tooth decay. These factors include:

The current number of decayed or filled teeth
Your fluoride exposure, including fluoride in drinking water, toothpaste and rinses, and fluoride treatments in the dental office
Parents or siblings with dental decay
How well you take care of your teeth
The amount of saliva and the balance of minerals, enzymes and buffering agents it contains
How often and what types of foods you eat (especially fermentable carbohydrates)
Ask your dentist about the best ways to reduce your risks and limit dental decay.

To prevent your teeth from decaying, you can do three things:

Strengthen your teeth's defenses with fluoride, sealants and agents that contain calcium and phosphate ions.
Have your dentist or dental hygienist place sealants on your back teeth.
Reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth.
Fluoride penetrates into teeth. It strengthens them by replacing minerals that acid has removed. The benefits of fluoride to teeth were first discovered in the 1930s. Dentists started to notice that people who drank water that naturally contained fluoride had less tooth decay. In 1945, communities started to add fluoride to water supplies. Adding fluoride to water systems has been the most successful cavity prevention method to date.

In the early 1960s, fluoride also began to be added to toothpaste. This also had a major impact on cavity prevention. Now almost all toothpastes contain fluoride. Everyone should brush with a fluoride toothpaste every day. Dental offices sometimes recommend higher levels of fluoride in toothpastes, gels and mouth rinses for both children and adults.

Sealants are protective coatings placed over the tops of the back teeth ? molars. They block bacteria and acids from sticking in the tiny grooves on the chewing surfaces of these teeth. Sealants can be placed in adults and children. Children can have sealants placed on their permanent molars once they come in, around age 6. Sometimes they are also used on primary (baby) molars. Dentists can put sealants on molars with signs of early decay, as long as the decay hasn't broken through the enamel.

You can never get rid of all the bacteria in your mouth. But you can take steps to control and disrupt the bacteria so they don't attack your teeth:

Brush twice a day.
Floss daily.
Reduce the number of times each day that you consume fermentable carbohydrates.
Some mouthwashes reduce bacteria in your mouth. This can help prevent decay. Chewing sugarless gums, especially those with xylitol, can help reduce the number of bacteria that cause cavities and increase the flow of saliva.

Most importantly, visit your dentist regularly. Then the dentist can find any decay early, when it can be treated and reversed.

Hi doctor, I not take my food properly in all days. Because of work stress. So in my tongue ill with wounds. What I want to do?

BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Its a starting stage of peptic ulcer due to starvations you shd take food at time and needs to take more liquid which cools your stomach.
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There is blister on his tongue from 2 months and there is too much saliva is produced and he is also a patient of sugar and blood and there problem to chew and swallowing the food .what should he do ?

BDS
Dentist, Nagpur
Blister on the tongue maybe due to various reasons. Visit your dentist, he might be able to be diagnose the problem.
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Plz suggest me for a yellowness of teeth changing to White please give me a suggestion.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Thane
Plz suggest me for a yellowness of teeth changing to White please give me a suggestion.
Teeth whitening is also called bleaching can be done but the effects are not long lasting and there are lots of restrictions on diet to prolong the effect. If you want permanent solution go for crowns or laminates/veneers.
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