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Dr. Poonam

Dentist, Bangalore

Dr. Poonam Dentist, Bangalore
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Dr. Poonam is an experienced Dentist in Old Airport Road, Bangalore. She is currently associated with Meenaakshi's Dental Clinic in Old Airport Road, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Poonam on Lybrate.com.

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Post graduate certificate course of implantogy, BDS
Dentist,
Diabetes and Oral Health

During the past 10 years, much research has been undertaken on the link between diabetes and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the sixth leading complication of diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you are 3 to 4 times more likely to develop periodontal disease, with a higher rate of more severe levels of bone loss and gum infection.1

What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a serious disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone needed to convert sugar, starches, and other foods into energy. Normally, insulin helps get sugar from the blood to the body's cells, where it is used for energy. When you have diabetes, your body has trouble making and/or using insulin, so your body does not get the fuel it needs and your blood sugar stays too high. High blood sugar sets off processes that can lead to complications, such as heart, kidney, and eye disease, or other serious problems.2,3

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you are 3 to 4 times more likely to develop periodontal disease.

Are There Different Types of Diabetes? It is estimated that more than 20 million adults and children in the United States have some form of diabetes?14 million having been diagnosed with the disease and 6 million being unaware they have it. There are different types of the disease: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes, as well as prediabetes. Most Americans (around 90%) who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.2,3

What Is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a bacterial infection of the gums, ligaments, and bone that support your teeth and hold them in the jaw. If left untreated, you may experience tooth loss. The main cause of periodontal disease is bacterial plaque, a sticky, colorless microbial film that constantly forms on your teeth. Toxins (or poisons) produced by the bacteria in plaque irritate the gums, causing infection.4

Diabetes Control and Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease may make it more difficult for you to control your blood sugar. Your body's reaction to periodontal disease can increase your blood sugar level. Consequently, it is important for patients with diabetes to treat and eliminate periodontal infection for optimal diabetes control. Periodontal treatment combined with antibiotics has been shown to improve blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes, suggesting that treating periodontal disease could decrease insulin requirements.1

What Are the Warning Signs?

DIABETES

Constant hunger or thirstFrequent urinationBlurred visionConstant fatigueWeight loss without tryingPoor wound healing (cuts or bruises that are slow to heal)Dry mouthItchy, dry skinTingling or numbness in the hands or feetMost people with diabetes do not notice any warning signs
PERIODONTAL DISEASE 
Red and swollen gums that bleed often during brushing or flossing and are tender to the touchGums that have pulled away from the teeth, exposing the rootsMilky white or yellowish plaque deposits, which are usually heaviest between the teethPus between the teeth and gums accompanied by tenderness or swelling in the gum areaA consistent foul, offensive odor from the mouth

IMPORTANT: Physicians and Dentists Need to Work Together

It is important that your dentist be kept up-to-date on your diabetic condition and treatment and that your physician be kept up-to-date on your oral condition and treatment, so that they can work together to help you control your diabetes and prevent or control periodontal disease.1

Keep your dentist up-to-date on your diabetic condition and your physician up-to-date on your oral condition.

If your diabetic condition is well controlled, periodontal treatment would be the same for you as for a patient without diabetes. In early stages, treatment usually involves removing the plaque and calculus from the pockets around your teeth. If the periodontal disease is more severe or if your diabetes is not well controlled, treatment will be more specialized and tailored toward your specific condition. Your dentist may recommend more frequent oral prophylaxes (dental cleanings) involving scaling and root planing or may recommend periodontal surgery.1

Diabetes and Your Mouth

Periodontal disease is not the only problem that can occur if you have diabetes. Although you might not be able to prevent these problems, you can minimize the trouble they cause you5:

Dry mouth: Xerostomia occurs when your salivary glands don't produce sufficient saliva to keep your mouth moist, causing tissues in your mouth to become inflamed and sore. It can make chewing, tasting, and swallowing more difficult, as well as cause difficulty in eating, making it more difficult to control blood sugar.Fungal infection: Candida albicans is a fungus that normally lives inside the mouth without causing any problems. But when you have diabetes, deficient saliva in your mouth and extra sugar in your saliva allow the fungus to cause an infection called candidiasis (thrush), which appears as sore white or red areas in your mouth.Burning mouth syndrome: If you feel severe burning and pain in your mouth even though you don't see any problems causing it, you may have this syndrome.Oral surgery complications:If you need oral surgery, diabetes? particularly if poorly controlled?can complicate oral surgery. Diabetes retards healing and increases risk of infection. Your blood sugar levels also may be harder to control after oral surgery. Your dentist should work closely with your physician to minimize possible complications. If you need oral surgery, the American Diabetes Association recommends that you: 
Remind your dentist that you have diabetes and discuss any specific diabetes-related issues.Eat before your dental visit so your blood sugar is within normal range.Take your usual medications. Your dentist should consult with your physician about whether you can adjust your diabetes medications or take an antibiotic to prevent infection before surgery.Plan for your eating needs after surgery. If you're having dental work that may leave your mouth sore, plan to eat soft or liquid foods that will allow you to eat without pain.Wait until your blood sugar is under control. It's best to have surgery when your blood sugar levels are within your goal range. If your dental needs are urgent and your blood sugar is poorly controlled, talk to your dentist and physician about receiving dental treatments in a hospital.


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4 year ago I have a RCT treatment. Very thing is fine but now pain start in that teeth when I chew any thing.

BDS
Dentist, Noida
4 year ago I have a RCT treatment. Very thing is fine but now pain start in that teeth when I chew any thing.
Hello lybrate-user may b your tooth is re-infected, there can b various causes for this thing to happen- 1. It can b due to poor oral hygiene, leading to any gum infections, causing rct to fail. 2. It can b due to poor cap placement, 3. If cap is not there, might b the permanent filling is fractured, leading to the microleakage through your gp points leading to infection. 4. May b your previous rct itself was not done properly, 5. May b adjacent teeth are infected, leading to the spread of infection in rctreated one too. So I would suggest you to visit a dentist for proper clinical check-up with xrays to find out the cause, and further deciding the proper treatment. May b your tooth will go for re-rct or extraction.
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I am 27 year old and have problem of mouth not complety open during eating or spoken, pain in ear. I consult with dentist but they said that there was no problem in my teeth. Now what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 27 year old and have problem of mouth not complety open during eating or spoken, pain in ear. I consult with den...
See that your last teeth are fully erupted in mouth, if not than consult a qualified oral surgeon. For mouth opening do mouth opening exercises, stop pan gutka or smoking and alcohol immediately.
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I was having celin (vitamin c) tablets by just keeping in my mouth. And after a week ive got sores and red ness in my mouth and at the tip of my tongue! Its is because of those tablets that ive got sores and redness or something else? What should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Eat lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables & drink plenty of water. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges) along with t. Rebagen 10, morning one tab & one at night for 5 days, c. Becosules 5 cap, for five days in the morning after meals. Hexigel ointment on the area of ulcer. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. 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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Dentist, Ramanathapuram
Since brushing after every meal is not convinient, try chewing a sugarless gum for freshening your breath and removing the leftover food particles.
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I have been facing problem of gums bleeding from few days please tell me any home remedies to stop it and my teeth became so sensitive with any hot and cold things which I consume. I have shown it to doctor but till its not getting stopped. Please let me know asap. Age-28.

BDS
Dentist, Pulwama
I have been facing problem of gums bleeding from few days please tell me any home remedies to stop it and my teeth be...
Hi . You are most likely suffering from periodontal problem. You need scalling (teeth cleaning) by a dentist followed by medication. Please visit your dentist soon.
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Do whitening toothpaste whiten teeth More than regular toothpaste? What should I do?

BDS
Dentist,
Do whitening toothpaste whiten teeth More than regular toothpaste? What should I do?
There is no any scientific proof regarding this. White tooth or yellow tooth. Leave it. The tooth must be healthy, free of tartar, plaque. And cavity.
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Sir I m 17 years old, my 2 teeth (mole) have 80% lost due to cavity and I have applied for indian air force, sir is this make any problem in air force medical test? What can I do?

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Having cavities is not a serious problem at all. Cavities which are not too deep can be excavated and be restored by a dental cement. Cavities that are very deep can be cured by root canal treatment followed by crown ( cap ). For better prevention of cavities , 1- Follow proper brushing technique. 2- Brush twice a day 3-clean your teeth immediately every time after you eat fiid or liquids. 4- Undergo scaling ( cleaning of teeth) at the interval of every 5-6 months. 5- Visit dentist for regular oral cavity check up every 4 months for the early diagnosis and prevention of dental diseases. Wish you Healthy and fast recovery. All thr best for your Indian Airforce Selection God Bless You, Jay Swaminarayan.
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I have toothache from last 2 days. It. Usually occurs with a span of 2-3 month but now it is at it worst.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
I have toothache from last 2 days. It. Usually occurs with a span of 2-3 month but now it is at it worst.
You may have cavity inside tooth and pulp infection called pulpitis. Get an x-ray done to know about the position of cavity. You may need rct. For temporary relief from pain you can take ketorol dt 2 tabs dissolved in half cup of water. Or ibuprofen after meal. Brush regularly two times daily. Rinse your mouth with chlorhexidine mouthwash for 15 days.
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BDS
Dentist, Nizamabad
Brushing more than 2 to 5 minutes can seriously damage the gums.
Also putting a lot of pressure on the teeth can cause good amount of wear and tear of the teeth as well as the gums
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My teeth is very pale and I drink fluoride water 7-8 years and current I brushed everyday but no improvement in my teeth also want treatment for whitish any damage someone says that it may gape in your teeth. Thats right or not.

BDS
Dentist, Rewari
My teeth is very pale and I drink fluoride water 7-8 years and current I brushed everyday but no improvement in my te...
Treatment for flourosed teeth depends on severity of flourosis. You may need bleaching or laminates or crowns. Come for checkup, consultation and treatment,
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I am looking for a good dentist. My son who is 3.5 years old, has carries in front teeth. Is that curable?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am looking for a good dentist.  My son who is 3.5 years old,  has carries in front teeth. Is that curable?
Certainly curable. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning and artificial enamel filling or root canal treatment. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food or milk after dinner to avoid tooth decay. Brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean the tongue with a tongue cleaner.
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Hi, I'm 25 years old for last 4 days I'm suffering with mouth ulcer what i have to do please let me know.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Hi, I'm 25 years old for last 4 days I'm suffering with mouth ulcer what i  have to do please let me know.
Cap bnc one a day local application of metrogyl gel suck on tab bifilac twice daily drink plenty of water take fibrous food.
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I have an ulcer in the back side of my tongue. But wrongly I have used mometasone furoate cream usp in that tongue ulcer twice by that I have swallowed some ointment also. What will be the reaction.

BDS, MDS oral medicine
Dentist, Thrissur
Ulcers on back side of tongue, kindly mention since how long you have that ulcer and how big is that ulcer. Do not take any medication without showing a dentist or oral medicine specialist. I understood you have taken medicine, do not worry about cream you have used. Stop using that cream and consult your dentist.
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Hi Due to upper jaw teeth infection my cheek got swollen. After infection dentist removed the teeth. Though cured the swelling remained. Is the swelling dangerous? if so what to do?

B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
Swelling arises due inflammation that reaches deeper. Advised to take proper medications antibiotics and painkillers. For better help u can ask me. Thank you Dr Jagrati
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My teeth is in lit yellowish colour how to remove this, give some tips to remove.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
My teeth is in lit yellowish colour how to remove this, give some tips to remove.
Hi, You need to get a professional cleaning done. If that does not help then you may go for teeth whitening. Regards
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I have gorilla like jaw. My two teeth besides upper incisors r out. I hav tried pin also. And I hav space between my teeth. How to get a perfect smile.

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Homeopath, Faridabad
I have gorilla like jaw. My two teeth besides upper incisors r out. I hav tried pin also. And I hav space between my ...
Hello, you should go for dental braces, this is right age also. Consult a good dentist for the purpose. Take care.
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Yesterday I bought hexigel and used till today my chhala becomes 50% and the white part of chhala almost disappeared is this a good sign,

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Yes. 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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Suddenly I m notice a gap between my upright teeth. And I m eating some stronger food starts pain there. What I do for ends the problem? Please give m a proper answer.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Suddenly I m notice a gap between my upright teeth. And I m eating some stronger food starts pain there. What I do fo...
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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Hi. I am 25 male. 2days ago I am fall down on a concrete slap. Its hit at the lower portion of my mouth. Now I can't open my mouth properly. When trying start pain in my lower jow.� teeth are also slidely broke. Please help me. What can I do?

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Ranchi
Hi. I am 25 male. 2days ago I am fall down on a concrete slap. Its hit at the lower portion of my mouth. Now I can't ...
Consult dentist and get a full mouth x ray. Fall might have damaged your jaw joint near ear. Don't ignore.
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