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Dr. Purushotham R

BDS

Dentist, Bangalore

17 Years Experience
Dr. Purushotham R BDS Dentist, Bangalore
17 Years Experience
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Purushotham R is a popular Dentist in Kanakapura Road, Bangalore. He has had many happy patients in his 17 years of journey as a Dentist. He is a qualified BDS . You can meet Dr. Purushotham R personally at Shri Dental Clinic in Kanakapura Road, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Purushotham R on Lybrate.com.

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What You Need to Know About Invisible Braces?

MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Post Graduation Certicate In Clear Aligner Therapy, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI) , Certificate In Advanced Endodontics,Laser Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
What You Need to Know About Invisible Braces?

Few people are lucky enough to be born with a set of perfectly aligned teeth. This fact and the pursuit for beautiful smile led to the development of braces. Traditional braces did help realign teeth, but are uncomfortable and affect a person's appearance while they are in use. Ceramic braces are less noticeable as the brackets are clear or tooth coloured. Invisible braces are the latest in dental realignment therapy. They are virtually invisible and are not associated with any dietary restrictions unlike the earlier forms of braces.

Invisible braces are also known as aligners. Aligners are similar to mouth guards in appearance, but are custom built to fit tightly around the patient's teeth. These slip over the teeth and are designed to be removed and replaced every fortnight. Aligners may also be removed for eating, brushing and flossing. Each set of aligners vary slightly so as to move your teeth forcefully and correct your bite.

Treatment time of invisible braces depends on how much the teeth needs to be moved. In most cases, treatment takes between 10 months to 24 months. Aligners are also often used by adults who wore braces as children to correct slight displacement of teeth. In such cases, treatment could take as little as 10 weeks.

However, not everyone can get invisible braces. Aligners are custom built to fit tightly over teeth. This makes them unfit for use on children teeth as their teeth are constantly growing and developing. This is typically used for patients suffering from mild to moderately crowded teeth or those who have minor spacing issues between teeth. It can also be used as a follow up form of treatment for traditional braces.

Invisible braces are also slightly more expensive as compared to traditional braces as they are custom fitted.

The first step towards getting invisible braces is an X-ray, dental photographs and impression of the patient's teeth, gums and bite. These are then used to create a digital 3D representation of the patient's teeth in their current positions and their desired positions. The in-between stages are then created by moving the teeth .25 to .33 millimeters in each stage. The number of intermediate stages depend on the extent teeth need to be moved. Each stage is representative of an aligner to be worn for 2 weeks. If a tooth needs to be pulled away or rotated, a small, composite attachment may be bonded to the tooth.

The biggest advantage with invisible braces is that they can be worn without making a person self-conscious.

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After a getting a root canal and crown in my two front top teeth. I think my tooth are loose. Not the crown, the whole teeth. Does this happen normally. If not. What should I do.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
After a getting a root canal and crown in my two front top teeth. I think my tooth are loose. Not the crown, the whol...
Rct doesn't cause mobility of teeth. Mobility'll b due to periodontitis. Get scalling n deep cleaning done. Use mouthwash regularly. Maintain oral hygiene n take care food lodgement doesn't happen around your crowns.
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Hello sir I got mouth urecles from so many days it is not going what should I do.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hello sir I got mouth urecles from so many days it is not going what should I do.
Dear lybrate user, normally ulcers take 7-14 days to heal properly; if they remain for a longer period, immediate dental consultation is mandatory. Drink plenty of water and fluid to keep yourself hydrated, avoid hot, spicy food and get yourself checked for any nutritional/vitamin deficiencies.
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Gums of my front teeth of both lower and upper jaw are black while the rest of gums are fine i. E. Pink. Is it something to worry about because it doesn't look good to me.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ernakulam
Gums of my front teeth of both lower and upper jaw are black while the rest of gums are fine i. E. Pink. Is it someth...
If the gums are dark and unsightly you can correct it with depigmentation therapy with or without laser.
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BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
The tiny tots must use a toothbrush with a small rounded brush head and soft bristles. It helps in cleaning their milk teeth thoroughly.
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For oral hygiene please suggest me as my gums bleeds and teeth get pale in color. can you tell any medicine, paste or lotion?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
For oral hygiene please suggest me as my gums bleeds and teeth get pale in color. can you tell any medicine, paste or...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening, whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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.
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My dentist fill cap in my teeth. And it is paining.Please help

BDS
Dentist,
Hi was your tooth rct treated ,visit your doctor and tell him its paining or take ultracet along with nexprofast 40 mg
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Hi, My baby is 1 year and 8 months. She has got almost 20 teeth. Should we start brushing here teeth with tooth paste because we can see the color of the teeth getting yellow?

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General Physician, Mumbai
Hi, My baby is 1 year and 8 months. She has got almost 20 teeth. Should we start brushing here teeth with tooth paste...
First train your baby for mouth rinsing and spitting the content after rinse and than can apply toothpaste
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I am 18years old. My mouth always smell after brushing thrice in day what should I do.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 18years old. My mouth always smell after brushing thrice in day what should I do.
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. Dry mouth also can cause bad breath. Smoking or chewing tobacco-based products also can cause bad breath, You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then.
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I have a swelling in my gums, please suggest what should I do or suggest medicine. Thank you.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Delhi
I have a swelling in my gums, please suggest what should I do or suggest medicine.
Thank you.
Swelling in gums have multiple causes and to found out it you need to show to a dentist. Generally pyorrea is cause which can be treated by simple scaling.
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I m 22 year old. My teeth r getting yellow day by day wt precautions I hv take nd any medicine.

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Homeopath, Faridabad
I m 22 year old. My teeth r getting yellow day by day wt precautions I hv take nd any medicine.
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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What Are Dental Implants

BDS, Masters in Immediate Loading Implants, Digital Smile Degin , Fellowship in Implantology
Dentist, Gurgaon
What Are Dental Implants

People loose lose their teeth for various reasons ranging from gum diseases, bone loss conditions,dental cavities, injuries and age. A missing tooth, particularly at the front of your mouth, can lead to changes in your smile and loss of confidence. Apart from aesthetic reasons, a missing tooth also impacts the way you talk, and eat your food. Over time, the bone mass which was supporting the tooth starts eroding and causes the loosening of your neighboring teeth. To prevent this and regain the confidence of a beautiful smile, most people, as well as doctors, prefer dental implants.

Why are dental implants the preferred option?

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth since they are the closest thing to getting back your original pearly whites. Most patients prefer implants to other tooth replacement options like dentures and dental bridges since they offer the maximum stability and durability. Patients maintaining their dental implants properly can expect them to last around 25-30 years and even more. Besides looking like real teeth, they also function like your natural ones. That alone is the reason why so many people consider them.

Now let's understand what are dental implants?

Dental implants are small titanium metal posts which are used to replace the roots of a missing tooth and support a custom made crown. They are placed in your jawbone through a minor surgical procedure that is done under local anesthesia at your doctor's chamber. To replace your missing tooth with an implant, the dentist will attach a crown that takes the place of your visible tooth. After your implant has fused with your jaw bone and healed, the crown will be changed to a permanent one that matches the colour of your teeth flawlessly. This process can be used to replace a single tooth or a number of teeth. Unlike bridges and dentures, crowns which are fitted to these implants do not shift or slip. The secure fit gives a more natural look. It also gives comfort while speaking and chewing food.

Is a dental implant very painful?

A dental implant is as painful as any other procedure done by your dentist, for eg a filling. Done under local anesthesia, an implant does not leave any open wound so the healing process is quicker. Minor discomfort after the placement of the implants can be relieved through normal painkillers like ibuprofen. Depending on which part of the mouth you have lost your tooth, your dental implant procedure should take less than an hour to complete.

Healthy gums for implants

If one is considering going for an implant, then you must know that implants need healthy gums with enough bone support. Oral hygiene is of utmost importance and regular dental visits should be made so as to ensure long term success of the implants.

Care of the Implants:

Usually dental implants are very successful and here are few steps to help you take care of them to get long term benefits:

  • Good oral hygiene: Brush twice a day and make flossing a routine. Use of interdental brushes
  • can help clean the areas around the implant.
  • Abstain from smoking as it can make your bones weak and result in implant failure.
  • Avoid putting too much pressure on the implants: Eating food items like gums and candies can
  • break the crown of both artificial and natural teeth.
  • Visit your dentist every six months.

If you wish to discuss about any specific dental problem, you can consult a dentist and ask a free question.

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I have ulcers on the tongue and gingiva and its paining a lot. Prescribe me some medicine for this.

MFDS RCPS (Glasgow), MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I have ulcers on the tongue and gingiva and its paining a lot. Prescribe me some medicine for this.
Hi lybrate-user ulcers on the tongue and gingiva could be indicative of viral infection in the mouth. I suggest you see a dentist, an oral surgeon, or an oral medicine specialist for evaluation. In the meantime, you can use any anaesthetic mouth ulcer gel, particularly just before meals, for symptomatic relief.
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I want to ask about my teeth, my teeth are week and a smell is present in my mouth what should I use?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I want to ask about my teeth, my teeth are week and a smell is present in my mouth what should I use?
Hi, get a cleaning done once may be becuse if calculus depisit there can be smell in your mouth and do brush twice a day but cleaning is must frm a dentist.
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How to remove teeth-cavity without going to a dentist?

BDS
Dentist,
Cavities are caused because of long standing food particles in our mouth. Ways for removal of cavities: a) regular brushing atleast twice a day b) regular use of mouthwash c) use of dental floss d) rinse your mouth after everything you eat e) use of citrus fruits like amla, orange etc f) make it a habit of visiting your dentist once in 6 months. Regards.
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I have pain in my tooth what should I do?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist,
I have pain in my tooth what should I do?
Tooth ache may be due to cavities or due to gum infection. If you have pain which cannot be located to a specific tooth it may be due to gum infection. Kindly visit your dentist he may look into your mouth which you cant do and he may give you relief.
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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
99% of the plaque can be removed by the use of waterjets along with daily brushing.
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Sir/mam this time I am facing a very bad dental issue because in my upper two teeth hole in both side, so what should I do please suggests me.

BDS, MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Kochi
Sir/mam this time I am facing a very bad dental issue because in my upper two teeth hole in both side, so what should...
Hello lybrate-user .if the decay is not too deep then you can get the restoration (filling) done with composite .else opt for root canal treatment followed by crown for permanent solution.
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My tooth always hurts after eating sugar. What shall I do. Are there any home remedies or I should remove it by going to a dentist?

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
My tooth always hurts after eating sugar. What shall I do. Are there any home remedies or I should remove it by going...
Yes of course you need to go to a dentist, you are having decayed tooth which is causing problems. Get it sorted before it deteriorates further.
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I have bad breath problem. I brush 2 times a but nothing happens how can I get rid of it.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
•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. You may consult me in person.
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