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Dr. Sumalatha Karthigeyan

BDS

Dentist, Bangalore

7 Years Experience  ·  50 at clinic
Dr. Sumalatha Karthigeyan BDS Dentist, Bangalore
7 Years Experience  ·  50 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Sumalatha Karthigeyan is a popular Dentist in Thippasandra, Bangalore. She has had many happy patients in her 7 years of journey as a Dentist. She has completed BDS . She is currently associated with Divya Dental Clinic in Thippasandra, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sumalatha Karthigeyan and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - M R AMBEDKAR DENTAL COLLEGE, - 2010
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I have very bad smell in my mouth for all day even after brushing twice daily. What is the remedy?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have very bad smell in my mouth for all day even after brushing twice daily. What is the remedy?
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist massage gums drink plenty of water use betadine mouth wash twice daily.
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I am suffering from tooth pain from 6 days and I am not able to chew or eat anything so please suggest the remedies.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from tooth pain from 6 days and I am not able to chew or eat anything so please suggest the remedies.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need root canal treatment. 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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I have an teeth problem. When I eat something my teeth are pain& at the time of sleeping my teeth are pain. Aftrol I brush two time. What should I do?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
I have an teeth problem. When I eat something my teeth are pain& at the time of sleeping my teeth are pain. Aftrol I ...
As per your complains and symptoms you may have tooth decay and deep cavity with pulpitis. Get an x-ray done to decide, wether you need filling or rct. Brush regularly two times daily. Rinse your mouth with chlorhexidine mouthwash for 15 days.
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I am a 23 year male. I have cavity in my 2 teeth deeply. Is there any solution instead of removing option?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am a 23 year male. I have cavity in my 2 teeth deeply. Is there any solution instead of removing option?
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning and artificial enamel filling or root canal treatment. Advance procedures can be done with laser. 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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Hello doctor. I have Tooth bleeding problem from about a month, even after treatment by dentist. Gums are become weak. because of bleeding but smell comes from mouth even after using mouth freshener. Doing three times brush. Using both powder and paste. Even changed by tooth brush. What should I do for it please provide me better suggestion so that this bleeding problem stops and gums become stronger. Thank you for concerning.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hello doctor. I have Tooth bleeding problem from about a month, even after treatment by dentist. Gums are become weak...
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 procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. 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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There is black spot in my teeth, how can I clean that spot, I want my whitish teeth.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
That black spot may be start of tooth decay or cavity. That cant be cleaned .Get it filled to avoid pain and infection. Rinse your mouth with chlorhexidine mouthwash. Brush regularly two times daily with soft bristle toothbrush.
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My teeth looks yellow . I brush my teeth daily I take care of them but still they dnt look white what should I do.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
My teeth looks yellow . I brush my teeth daily I take care of them but still they dnt look white what should I do.
hello amey..yellowish white is the natural colour of teeth..getting professional scaling done once in every 6 months and regular dental checkups helps you maintain good oral hygiene
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I am 26 years old man, while brushing blood comes out from my teeth, I have already scaling before 10 month, so kindly suggest me the medicine and toothpaste, thank you.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
I am 26 years old man, while brushing blood comes out from my teeth, I have already scaling before 10 month, so kindl...
Kindly get scaling done and use gum paint twice daily for 15 days. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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I'm getting what I ate to my mouth. While having non veg I'm suffering a lot with this problem. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I'm getting what I ate to my mouth. While having non veg I'm suffering a lot with this problem. What should I do?
Bala ji apply boroglycerine and rinse with clohex mouthwash . take bland diet for few days .drink plenty of water .
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Some tooth was broken usually and there is a hole between teeth age.63.Please do help

BDS
Dentist, Asansol
As you said there is hole between teeth. Its actually a cavity. If it is in early stage , than you teeth can filled with filling material. But before that I will advice to for Dental X ray of that particular teeth .To see the extent of decay. If decay is Close to pulp . In that case RCT would be suitable treatment . Visit your nearest dentist. He will guide you.
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My teeth are very sensitive. I am taking anti biotics since last 5 days, there is no improvement. What should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth are very sensitive. I am taking anti biotics since last 5 days, there is no improvement. What should I do?
You may need cleaning, root canal treatment & capping. Rinse frequently with mouth wash. Advise c. Amox 500mg 1-1-1, thrice, t. Metrogyl 400mg 1-1-1, thrice, t. Imol 1-1-1, thrice (contraindicated in conditions with gastric ulcer, asthma, wheezing, and allergy), and c. Becosules 1-0-0 once, all for 3 days only.
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I have teeth problem from 8 days and when I brush teeth that time bleeding occur what can I do tell me.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
I have teeth problem from 8 days and when I brush teeth that time bleeding occur what can I do tell me.
Its mostly due to gum problems that your gums are bleeding, get teeth cleaning done and your problem mostly will be solved.
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I am 48 years male. Bad smell is coming out of my mouth. I am very uncomfortable while sitting near to my clients in meetings. Now my wife is also complaining. I brush my teeth after every meal but of no help.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, there are various reasons of bad breath, like impurities in blood, inefficient digestive system, dry mouth (lack of saliva production), gum disease, cavities, plaque and tartar formation around teeth and gums, kind of diet, improper brushing / cleaning of mouth etc. I would advise you to get a thorough physical and dental examination to rule out the cause of bad breath and to solve it permanently. You can come for a consultation (free of cost) in our clinic.
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I am 18 years old. I am living in India. I have a gap In my front tooth. How much it cost for invisalign?

BAMS, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am 18 years old. I am living in India. I have a gap In my front tooth. How much it cost for invisalign?
Dear Lybrate User, Kindly consult with your local area dentist for further treatment assistant. Thanking You.
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My teeth appears yellowish inspite of daily brushin (2 times. What can I do to whiten them?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
My teeth appears yellowish inspite of daily brushin (2 times. What can I do to whiten them?
okay... may be you have flourosis of teeth.. its mostlly happen because of excesive flouride in water... this problem can be treat with bleaching of teeth or reminerilization of teeth... for all this problem you have to visit dentist..
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I'm 17 years old every night I suffer tooth ache. What do you think to do to stop this?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I'm 17 years old every night I suffer tooth ache. What do you think to do to stop this?
You may need cleaning, root canal treatment & capping. Until then Rinse thoroughly with mouth wash. Then apply clove oil on the decayed tooth.
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I had got my teeth filled with silver filling 15 years ago. Since last week I am having lot of pain in the teeth. The silver filling is still visible. Kindly help me ease the pain.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I had got my teeth filled with silver filling 15 years ago. Since last week I am having lot of pain in the teeth. The...
Hi, apply plantago q/ few drops on cotton swab, place it on the affected tooth/ teeth and press it tightly, do it thrice a day. Orally, take mag. Phos. 6x/ after every 2 hours. Do visit a dentist for proper diagnosis, share the reports with me. In case possible, will help you in treating your problem. Home-remedies: -rub a few drops of clove oil or can even press 2-3 cloves in between the teeth on the affected tooth several times daily until the ache goes away. -rub a few drops on the affected tooth several times daily until the ache goes away. -apply a cool compress to outside of mouth or cheek. -mix 1 tsp of salt in a glass of warm water. Rinse your mouth with saltwater. Swirl it around in your mouth and spit it out. Make sure that you don't swallow. -soak a cotton ball in a mixture of a few drops of garlic clove oil and a small amount of olive oil, and apply the cotton ball to the area of pain.
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Hi doctor im having a serious gum bleeding and its swollen as well. At the end its all deep cuts as well. Tried using all types of toothpastes for this prob did not work. Being having this prob for more than 3 months. Hope you can help me with a solution.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
Hi doctor im having a serious gum bleeding and its swollen as well. At the end its all deep cuts as well. Tried using...
If you have gums have swollen which has developed in 3 months, then may I know if you have started any medication prior to 3-4 months. If yes, it can be a side effect of that. If not, sweeling and inflammation of your gums is because of tarter deposit, you need a normal scaling and gums treatment procedure. Tc.
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Dental Care Tips for Diabetes Patients

BDS
Dentist, Faridabad
Dental Care Tips for Diabetes Patients

Diabetes is a chronic, systemic disease and affects all parts of the body. While its effect on the nerves, eyes, kidneys, and skin is more common, their oral effects are less known. However, diabetes will vouch how they lost tooth and have dry mouth after their sugars went out of control.

  1. Oral Symptoms in Diabetics: There is a strong correlation between oral health and poorly controlled blood sugars. Some of the common oral indications of diabetes are as follows.
  2. Dry Mouth: There is less amount of saliva, which brings with it a whole lot of symptoms including soreness of the mucosa, ulcers, increased chances of infection, gum inflammation and tooth decay.
  3. Thrush: The saliva has higher sugar levels and attracts fungus (Candida in particular) which thrives in this dry, sugary environment. This produces a burning sensation in the mouth.
  4. Periodontal Disease: The gums get severely infected with gingival recession, where the gum line recedes exposing more of the tooth (tooth length seems to have increased). There is “pocket” formation, or space between the tooth and the gum which hosts a variety of bacteria. The periodontal ligament loses its strength to hold the tooth in place, and thereby teeth become mobile. If not worked upon in time, there could be multiple teeth lost.

As much as it sounds alarming, it is not. There are easy, simple ways to manage these. In fact, good overall management of diabetes will ensure the oral symptoms are also maintained under control. Following are some things to do which will help in managing diabetes in general and the oral symptoms in particular:

As soon as diabetes is diagnosed, visit a dentist to take stock of the oral health condition. Any identified problem should be treated to avoid progression.

  1. Keep a close watch to ensure blood sugar remains as close to normal as possible.

  2. Switch to a toothbrush with soft or extra-soft bristles. This will help reduce the pressure on the gums and thereby prevent gum bleeding

  3. After every meal, remember to brush the teeth.

  4. Flossing at least once a day will help remove food deposits between the teeth. Alternately, use interdental brushes.

  5. Rinse at least twice daily using an antiseptic mouthwash.

  6. Denture-wearers should always clean them daily and never go to sleep with the denture in the mouth.

  7. Smoking with diabetics is a strict no-no, work on quitting at the earliest.

  8. Visit a dentist every 3 months to ensure oral issues are identified at the earliest and treatment done with minimal intervention.

  9. Any dental procedure should be done only when sugar levels are under control.

These will ensure not just oral health but also overall control of diabetes.

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