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Dr. Subbu

BDS

Dentist, Bangalore

21 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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Dr. Subbu is an experienced Dentist in HAL, Bangalore. Doctor has been a successful Dentist for the last 21 years. Doctor is a qualified BDS . Doctor is currently associated with Lathika Dental Clinic in HAL, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Subbu on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - R V Dental College, Bangalore, - 1997
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English
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#584, 10th Main, 6th Cross, HAL 3rd Stage. Landmark:Opp Merenda CollegeBangalore Get Directions
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Sir my son has tongue problem. Means when my son put out his tongue then pic point of tongue make a heart shape. Means connector of tongue and jaw joined together. Due to this complete tongue not put out as usual. Please advise me what I do. Age of son is 4 year.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hi, your son seems to b. E having a tongue tie. That makes moving tongue upward and outward difficult. This can be corrected with a minor tongue tie surgery. Get him to your dentist and get a complete checkup done. Tongue tie surgery can help him to freely move his tongue.
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Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

What are dental cleanings (scale and polish) and why have them?

Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Usually, it is tooth coloured and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in colour.

If the scale or calculus (tartar, as dentists like to call it) is allowed to accumulate on the teeth it will, unfortunately, provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.Also it leaves your teeth feeling lovely and smooth and clean, which is nice when you run your tongue around them. Actually, come to think of it, there's nothing worse than someone you fancy running their tongue around your teeth and finding a piece of spinach or something! Still, if they're hungry

The professional cleaning of teeth is sometimes referred to as prophylaxis (orprophy for short). It's a Greek word which means 'to prevent beforehand' - in this case, it helps prevent gum disease.

How are dental cleanings done?

The dental hygienist or dentist uses specialized instruments to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. The instruments which may be used during your cleaning, and what they feel like, are described below.

Ultrasonic instrument

Commonly used first is an ultrasonic instrument which uses tickling vibrations to knock larger pieces of tartar loose. It also sprays a cooling mist of water while it works to wash away debris and keep the area at a proper temperature. The device typically emits a humming or high pitched whistling sound. This may seem louder than it actually is because the sound may get amplified inside your head, just like when you put an electric toothbrush into your mouth.

The ultrasonic instrument tips are curved and rounded and are always kept in motion around the teeth. They are by no means sharp since their purpose is to knock tartar loose and not to cut into the teeth. It is best to inform the operator if the sensations are too strong or ticklish so that they can adjust the setting appropriately on the device or modify the pressure applied.

With larger deposits that have hardened on, it can take some time to remove these, just like trying to remove baked-on grime on a stove that has been left over a long time. So your cleaning may take longer than future cleanings. Imagine not cleaning a house for six months versus cleaning it every week. The six-month job is going to take longer than doing smaller weekly jobs.

Fine hand tools

Once the larger pieces of tartar are gone, the dental worker will switch to finer hand tools (called scalers and curettes in dental-speak) to remove smaller deposits and smoothen the tooth surfaces. These tools are curved and shaped to match the curves of the teeth. They allow smaller tartar deposits to be removed bycarefully scraping them off with a gentle to moderate amount of pressure. Just like taking a scrubbing brush to a soiled pot, the dental worker has to get the areas clean and smooth.

Polishing

Once all the surfaces are smooth, the dental worker may polish your teeth. Polishing is done using a slow speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins on the end. Prophylaxis (short for prophy) paste - a special gritty toothpaste-like material - is scooped up like ice cream into the cup and spun around on the teeth to make them shiny smooth.

Fluoride


Your dentist may also apply fluoride. This is the final, and my favorite part of the dental cleaning! Fluoride comes in many different flavours such as chocolate, mint, strawberry, cherry, watermelon, pina colada and can be mixed and matched just like ice cream at a parlour for a great taste sensation! Make no mistake though, this in-office fluoride treatment is meant for topical use only on the surfaces of the teeth and swallowing excessive amounts can give a person a tummy ache as it is not meant to be ingested.

Fluoride foam or gel is then placed into small, flexible foam trays and placed over the teeth for 30 seconds. Afterwards, the patient is directed to spit as much out as possible into a saliva ejector. The fluoride helps to strengthen the teeth since the acids from bacteria in dental tartar and plaque will have weakened the surfaces. It is best not to eat, drink or rinse for 30 minutes after the fluoride has been applied.

Is it going to be painful?

Most people find that cleanings are painless, and find the sensations described above - tickling vibrations, the cooling mist of water, and the feeling of pressure during 'scraping' - do not cause discomfort. A lot of people even report that they enjoy cleanings and the lovely smooth feel of their teeth afterwards! There may be odd zingy sensations, but many people don't mind as they only last a nanosecond.

Be sure to let your dentist/hygienist know if you find things are getting too uncomfortable for your liking. They can recommend various options to make the cleaning more enjoyable.

Painful cleaning experiences can be caused by a number of things: a rough dentist or hygienist, exposed dentine (not dangerous, but can make cleanings unpleasant), or sore gum tissues.

In case you may have had painful cleaning experiences in the past, switching to a gentle hygienist/dentist and perhaps a spot of nitrous oxide can often make all the difference. You could also choose to be numbed. If you find the scaling a bit uncomfortable because the gum tissues (rather than the teeth themselves) are sensitive, topical numbing gels can be used.

 

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Sir I got pain in left mandibular 6 no teeth and feel more masticatory force while chewing and wen I consult dentist he said that there is dental fracture which has led to deepening of developmental groove in centre of molar. Wat I should do now.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Pune
Sir I got pain in left mandibular 6 no teeth and feel more masticatory force while chewing and wen I consult dentist ...
Hello In case the fracture line is running to the pulpal floor then tooth needs to be removed or if it's a superficial crack then root canal is done. Your dentist will diagnose and do the needful.
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I need to have a tooth implant in place of a milk tooth, I want to inquire about the procedure and budget.

BDS
Dentist, Patiala
I need to have a tooth implant in place of a milk tooth, I want to inquire about the procedure and budget.
It depends on which tooth you want to replace. Anterior teeth are usually very costly. 30k is starting cost. Procedure is not very invasive but you should not dink any alcohal or smoke till the procedure is on. And you should keep your cavity clean. Otherwise it may result in impalnt falure.
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I am 48 years old. Please provide me treatment for teeth shaking in gum the last 2 month. After chewing food feeling pain in teeth Please suggest me the right medicine and also suggest me what is the cost of replacing the new teeth in place of old teeth.

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Greater Noida
I am 48 years old. Please provide me treatment for teeth shaking in gum the last 2 month. After chewing food feeling ...
Get urself examined. U may need tooth cleaning done. Pain may also be due to decay in teeth. So visit your dentist. Start salt water rinse. Tooth replacemnet may cost from 500 rs depending on treatment. So consult your dentist.
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Hi sir I am taking so many ghutka and tobacco now I am l wet and mere muh me chole agaya kiye karu.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Allahabad
You have ulcer in your mouth. You can take candid mouth paint. It will heal your ulcer. If you can it will be better to you that you quite tobacco, either it can cause major problem in future.
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How to reduce mouth ulcer I have black spot inside of mouth when ill eat hot n spicy food then it will be paint in total mouth I think it's fungus infection or mouth ulcer.

BDS, PG Diploma In PG Advance Course Of Oral Implantology On New Generation Implants, PGDHHM
Dentist, Gurgaon
How to reduce mouth ulcer I have black spot inside of mouth when ill eat hot n spicy food then it will be paint in to...
Hello there can be many reasons for ulcers. But most common reasons for stress, vitamin b12 folic acid deficiency, or stomach upset. Firstly we have found out reason causing ulcer. Which type of ulcers are you suffering from painful or non painful, size and no of ulcers, frequency of recurrence, and systemic disease like diabetes or cardiac disease. Which types of medications you have taken before or taking all these type information is necessary to know exact nature of disease. Is it from months or years
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Mine teeth are dirty so I saw a video of mixing baking soda and lime and washing teeth but no changes are seen so how can I get rid of this problem. Whitening Teeth?

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Mine teeth are dirty so I saw a video of mixing baking soda and lime and washing teeth but no changes are seen so how...
Well it won't change in one day,,u have to do it regularly to get the result,,brush atlst twice daily,,at night brush with baking soda and rinse ur mouth with lemon water,,rub a lemon regularly to ur teeth,,use mouth wash having hydrogen peroxide but don't swallow it,, chew few leaves of basil in the morning which have a property to clean ur teeth,, take a apple per day,,the acids in apple causes to clean ur teeth,,chew few leaves of neem at night
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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
REPLACE YOUR MISSING TEETH TO RESTORE LOST ORO-MOTOR FUNCTION
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Hello. What is geographic tongue. Some patches are being formed on the tongue for so many days and suffering from tooth pain also.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello.
What is geographic tongue.
Some patches are being formed on the tongue for so many days and suffering from too...
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and I will suggest you to take injection vitcofol 2 cc intramuscularly every alternate days for five pricks over the buttocks through a health professional and follow up on completion.
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