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Dr. Smitha Shetty

Dentist, Bangalore

Dr. Smitha Shetty Dentist, Bangalore
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Smitha Shetty is one of the best Dentists in Vijayanagar, Bangalore. You can visit her at Prashanth Dental Clinic in Vijayanagar, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Smitha Shetty on Lybrate.com.

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I am 24 years old female. My teeth was yellow. How to get white teeth?

BDS
Dentist,
I am 24 years old female. My teeth was yellow. How to get white teeth?
Kindly get scaling and polishing done and if you want you can also get bleaching done. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique.
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Ge Do eating WARF (blood thinner) medicine 2mg daily for 6years cause Dental problems also? Please reply.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
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Do eating WARF (blood thinner) medicine 2mg daily for 6years cause Dental problems also?
Please  reply.
Prolonged use of this drug may cause Bleeding from the gums after brushing the teeth.If so,kindly consult your your physician to alter the dose of the drug.
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How I stop chewing tobacco. I am 15 year old and in my mouth only 3 fingers has gone what should I do please doctor I am in very sad?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Stop chewing tobacco you have todo it by will power and getting your teeth cleaned and polished. Brush twice a day and use listerine mouthwash you will definitely feel better. With this continue mouth opening exercises and warm saline gargles.
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Why it is feel. Like I am dieing but the doctor do worry stop worrying. But that's not the cause .the is I am feeling like I am go to die. But all my blood work are normal. CBC blood test/ kidney function test/ liver function test/thyroid function test. HDL and LDL test. Sugar test urine test. Crp blood test. CKMB test D-dimer. Chest xray / ECG /echo cardiogram / ct scan on the brain and sinus. All my test is normal no finding's. But I like I am going to die. But I have a gum abscess but I am treating it with antibiotics 625 mg. But the antibiotics will not make you feel sick yes or no. Or my doctors miss something in my test?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Why it is feel. Like I am dieing but the doctor do worry stop worrying. But that's not the cause .the is I am feeling...
You are healthy n living. If you have human body it will go through some diseases. That's why we doctor's are there for u. Stop worrying about your health. Alwyz think positive. Remember one thing in life you have to die once. And it's solely in the hands of almighty god. Soo stop worrying from now on. Think positively. Your healthy. And with this you need some trtmnt. By proper homeopathic treatment you can get rid of this situation. Soo you can contact me through lybrate. Again m saying stop worrying about your health. Otherwise it will create some diseases. Anxiety causes soo mny things. Soo let the doctor's think about your health. You jst live life with joy.
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Redish inflamed inside mouth.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist,
The reddish inflamation you are telling can be due to various factors, it wont be possible to say something without seeing so visit a dentist soon for the same.
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I'm having severe toothache, filling came out and infection is very high. I am taking cap-mox and tab- crocin which gives me mild relief for 2 3 hrs only. I am 4 months pregnant. Can I go for tooth extraction or RCT at this stage? Will it affect my baby?

CEOR, B.D.S, P.G Dip Ortho
Dentist, Agra
I'm having severe toothache, filling came out and infection is very high. I am taking cap-mox and tab- crocin which g...
Yes root canal is a safe module in pragnancy. But extraction may be harmful. Just o for root canal treatment. Medications you r taking is harmful to your foetus at this time. Avoid medications and go for root canal at your nearby dentist.
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Certified Implantologist, B.D.S
Dentist, Vapi
FIND YOUR RIGHT BRUSH!!!!!
Have you ever wondered what to look when you are shopping for a right brush for yourself. We always read the contents, calorie intake etc etc when you buy something to eat but then why choose anything when it comes to taking care of your oral hygiene.
So, here are some tips you need to observe while buying a toothbrush for yourself
1. It should always be SOFT TOOTHBRUSH- No matter how delicate it might look , remember you are cleaning your teeth not your clothes. So never buy a hard or a medium brush. This is always written on either extreme top or extreme bottom of the toothbrush you are buying. Remember, it should be a soft toothbrush.
2. Any branded company recognised by the American Dental Association will do . I am not promoting a brand but remember to choose a good company because that will usually follow the guidelines followed by ADA to design a toothbrush.
3. Have additional features- Features you need are Gum Stimulators( for massaging the gums), 360 degree cleaning . If you are wearing braces, make sure you have a specially designed orthodontic brush for yourself.

So, i hope next time if i see you in the grocery store you know what to buy..
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What Do You Do About a Severe Toothache?

M.D.S-Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
What Do You Do About a Severe Toothache?

Those who have experienced it would vouch for the fact that toothache is one of the worst pains. There could be times when the attack happens out of nowhere and you are crying for relief.

The tooth has 2 parts - the visible part called the crown and the invisible part called the root which is embedded in the jaw bone and covered by the gums.  

Both the crown and the root have 3 layers from inside out. The crown has enamel, dentin, and pulp. The enamel is the mineralized part of the tooth, dentin has fine sensory dentinal tubules, and the pulp receives nerve and blood supply to the tooth through a small orifice at the end of the tooth called the apex.  On the root surface, instead of enamel, there is a softer substance called cementum.  The dentin and the pulp continue through the tooth, but are thinner in the root portion of the tooth.

The mouth has the largest amount of bacteria in the body. These act on the food deposits on the tooth and produce acid which leads to breakdown of the enamel. The only symptom when enamel breakdown happens is food lodgment, and it continues till treatment ensues. Once the breakdown reaches the dentin, sensitivity sets in, and most people go for treatment then. If not, the next layer is the pulp, when there is severe pain.  This acute pulpitis causes pain in spurts and can be unbearable.

On the root surface, if there is periodontal disease and the gum line goes down, then cementum gets worn off (far more easily than enamel) and decay reaches the dentin and pulp (again faster than in the crown).

Whatever the case, the treatment would be the same:

  • Dental examination, clinical testing, and x-rays would be diagnostic. Tapping the tooth would reproduce the same pain and that is indicative of acute pulpitis
  • Antibiotics and pain killers would be given to control the pain
  • Once the infection subsides, root canal therapy is initiated.  Using the decayed portion to gain access to the root, thin instruments called reamers and files are used to clean out the pulp space completely. They are then shaped to accommodate an inert substance called gutta percha which ensures infection does not seep into the tooth again.
  • With RCT, the tooth is weakened, and therefore a crown needs to be placed. This could either be a ceramic crown or a full metal crown based on economic and esthetic reasons.

The best way to avoid this is regular visits to a dentist so that decay is identified in the early stages and treated with the minimal cost and maximum natural tooth preservation.

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I am Female of 51 years .I am facing bleeding in gums.Please do help

BDS
Dentist,
Kindly get scaling done and use gum paint twice daily for 15 days. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique.
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I am having pain in my teeth when I brush in morning and also sometimes blood come from there, what is the reason?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am having pain in my teeth when I brush in morning and also sometimes blood come from there, what is the reason?
Hi, Take acid nit.30, 3 drops once daily for 7 days. plantago majorQ, 10 drops with water twice daily. Revert me after 7 days.
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I am getting white spots on teeth, kind of losing mineral, I have started using baking powder with toothpaste, can you suggest me cure for same!

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I am getting white spots on teeth, kind of losing mineral, I have started using baking powder with toothpaste, can yo...
Hello, you can get rid of white spots using flouridated tooth mousse. Other option is by getting it treated from a dentist with the help of veneers or crowns.
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I am suffering from tooth pain since 7 days took the painkiller but no relieve kindly prescribe some medicine?

Dentist, Kolkata
I am suffering from tooth pain since 7 days took the painkiller but no relieve kindly prescribe some medicine?
U have deep cavity, which is touching the nerve. u need to get check up done n take the antibiotics n painkillers,as prescribed by dentist, along with filling of teethteeth
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Mouthwash: All You Need to Know About it

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Mouthwash: All You Need to Know About it

Mouthwash has become an essential ingredient of one's oral hygiene kit. Though not a substitute for flossing or brushing, it offers additional oral protection. Due to a host of ingredients, such as alcohol,
Chlorhexidine, cetylpyridinium chloride, menthol, methyl salicylate, fluoride, antibacterial enzymes, hydrogen peroxide, essential oils, zinc chloride and other herbs and "natural" ingredients mouthwash has a number of benefits.

Alcohol is the basic ingredient in all of them. While fluoride protects against decay, chlorhexidine protects against gum diseases. Hydrogen peroxide produces a mild bleaching effect. Herbs and essential oils produce a freshening effect.

Benefits of using a mouthwash

1. Reduces formation of tartar and plaque.
2. Protects from oral problems like gingivitis and periodontal disease, especially if it contains cetylpyridinium or essential oils. Chlorhexidine is also effective in protecting plaque formation and gingivitis.
3. Kills bacteria in the mouth and prevents cavities or decay, especially if it contains fluoride.
4. Mouthwash, to some extent, covers up bad breath due to oral hygiene or oral disease and produces a fresher breath.
5. Certain mouthwashes containing cetylpyridinium chloride and zinc chloride produce a better breath freshening effect.
6. Helps manage dry mouth, especially if containing biotene.

Types of Mouthwash

1. Cosmetic
2. Therapeutic

The cosmetic one is usually for freshening up the breath and is not regulated by the FDA. The therapeutic ones contain active ingredients aimed at addressing one of the issues like plaque formation, bad breath, dry mouth, or decay. They kill bacteria, reduce plaque, fight gingivitis, and control decay. They are not a substitute for brushing or flossing but supplement these two very well. These are approved by FDA and are proven in terms of safety and efficacy. Rinses with zinc chloride are effective against bad breath, those with fluoride are useful in people who are cavity-prone, and chlorhexidine helps prevent gum disease.

Choosing a mouthwash: This depends on the oral health condition, and it is always advisable that the dentist prescribes the right rinse for you.

When and how to use mouthwash: When you are done with your brushing and flossing, rinse your mouth with a capful of the mouthwash liquid. Swish it around your mouth for about 30 seconds and spit it out. Avoid brushing, drinking water, or rinsing your mouth after using a mouthwash for about 15 to 20 minutes. This will give sufficient time for the active ingredients in the mouthwash (especially if it is a therapeutic one) to act in the mouth. Brushing after mouthwash removes all the effect of the rinse.

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I am having constant mouth ulcers please give me some solutions which are easily applicable.

MBBS
General Physician, Surat
I am having constant mouth ulcers please give me some solutions which are easily applicable.
Take simple food avoid hot and spicy food b complex tablet hexigel cream to be applied inside the mouth.
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I had ulcers in my mouth from last 5 years, a few weeks off then they reappears. What shall I do.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I had ulcers in my mouth from last 5 years, a few weeks off then they reappears. What shall I do.
start taking Multivitamins tablets, avoid spicy food. increase intake of fibrous food and drink plenty of water. keep your stomach fit. reduce stress level
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I am 21 years old and my mouth got white and oral lesions, I am bodybuilder also I have hard thigh pain cause of thigh workout please give me treatment details.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 21 years old and my mouth got white and oral lesions, I am bodybuilder also I have hard thigh pain cause of thig...
You may need Candid ointment until then. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person
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I want to tighten my teeth closer which have bit gaps at present, is it possible(my age is 21)? If it is then how long it will take for the procedure to complete?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hello. ..you can either go for orthodontic treatment which could be removable or fixed and secondly restoring the gap with good composite material within one hr to get desired results....more details can be given once I get to see pic of your teeth...so send it to me and you will be given best treatment option possible for you !
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What is good treatment for leukoplakia. I have grey patch in inside my cheeks.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist,
It may not necessarily be leukoplakia. There are many other conditions which may mimic leukoplakia. If you r using tobacco in any form, you must immediately stop that. Get a thorough evaluation done. In many conditions, quitting the habit alone will subside the condition. In case it is not leukoplakia, but other condition like leukoedema or linea alba, you dont have to undergo any treatment. Those are harmless conditions.
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My upper tooth have gaps. And I am looking bad when ever I smile. Are there any kind of clips available? What to do? Thanks.

Dentist, Udaipur
My upper tooth have gaps. And I am looking bad when ever I smile. Are there any kind of clips available? What to do? ...
Hii lybrate-user. For gaps between your upper teeth. You can either go for braces (orthodontic treatment) or you can go for laminates or veneers (cosmetic filling). For braces visit an orthodontist. For laminates/veneers visit a cosmetic dentist.
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I got 1 black color ulcer in my mouth. Please help.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
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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