Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}
Call Doctor
Book Appointment

Dr. Sumithra L

BDS

Dentist, Bangalore

12 Years Experience
Book Appointment
Call Doctor
Dr. Sumithra L BDS Dentist, Bangalore
12 Years Experience
Book Appointment
Call Doctor
Submit Feedback
Report Issue
Get Help
Services
Feed

Personal Statement

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.
More about Dr. Sumithra L
Dr. Sumithra L is one of the best Dentists in HAL, Bangalore. She has over 12 years of experience as a Dentist. She is a qualified BDS . She is currently practising at Sumukha Dental Clinic in HAL, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sumithra L on Lybrate.com.

Lybrate.com has a nexus of the most experienced Dentists in India. You will find Dentists with more than 25 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Dentists online in Bangalore and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

Info

Specialty
Education
BDS - KLE Society's Institute of Dental Sciences - 2006
Languages spoken
English

Location

Book Clinic Appointment with Dr. Sumithra L

Sumukha Dental Clinic

#788, Naveen Arcade, Halagevaderahalli Main Road, Near-Aishwairya Bar Rajarajeshwari NagarBangalore Get Directions
...more
View All

Services

View All Services

Submit Feedback

Submit a review for Dr. Sumithra L

Your feedback matters!
Write a Review

Feed

Nothing posted by this doctor yet. Here are some posts by similar doctors.

How often should I go to the dentist? How can I look after my child's teeth? Why should I use dental floss? Which foods and drinks containing sugar cause tooth decay? Are pregnant women entitled to free NHS dental treatment? Why should I use interdental brushes? How many soft or fizzy drinks can children have a day?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
How often should I go to the dentist?
How can I look after my child's teeth?
Why should I use dental floss?
Which foo...
You can visit dentist every six months. Flossing helps clean interdental tooth region. All food drinks with sugar causes decay. How old is your child? its best not to give them fizzy drinks.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Sir I have a teeth problem. When I eat some fruit like apple. There is blood came. And I feel much pain. What can I do?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Sir I have a teeth problem. When I eat some fruit like apple. There is blood came. And I feel much pain. What can I do?
Bleeding is the indication of gum disease known as gingivitis with plaque deposition. Get scaling done. Rinse your mouth with chlorhexidine mouthwash. Brush regularly two times daily.
19 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

There was some cavity in my 4 teeth. So I went to a dentist for cavity filling ,but since I came from there my teeth are paining too much when I am eating something and I cannot be able to eat food properly. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
There was some cavity in my 4 teeth. So I went to a dentist for cavity filling ,but since I came from there my teeth ...
Hello Don't eat from filled teeth. This will take time. And if your filling is dried and you are allowed to eat from that side then, I suggest you not to eat hard food. And if it's not the reason then visit a dentist and ask for X-ray of teeth. Find any cavity left or any breakage in teeth.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

B.D.S., Masters in Immediate Loading Implantology
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Getting a good night sleep before the root canal treatment is the best way to go as it would reduce anxiety and maintain the overall well being.
2 people found this helpful

I am 26 years old male. I have backpain problem and I have acidity problem. Some problem in teeth also so what can I do?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am 26 years old male. I have backpain problem and I have acidity problem. Some problem in teeth also so what can I do?
teeth pain can be due to decay or fractured teeth, gum infection or sensitivity. get your teeth x-rayed n go for needful treatment. for decay, you might require rct n cap or removal n replacement by implants or bridge. for gum infection, go for scaling and polishing of teeth. for sensitivity, use desensitizing toothpaste twice daily.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I have problem with teeth pain when ever any hard food is chewing tell me suggestions abt this.

BDS
Dentist, Bardhaman
I have problem with teeth pain when ever any hard food is chewing tell me suggestions abt this.
You may have periodontal problem or carious teeth or attrited teeth. If your prblem in periodontal then you can do scaling guided by a dental surgeon. If you have carious / attrited teeth then you can do root canal treatment or crown only depends upon condition of teeth.
3 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am 24 year old female and have gum bleeding and itching problem in teeth from last 2 months. I have done cleaning of my teeth from a dentist but have not get relief. What should I do now?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 24 year old female and have gum bleeding and itching problem in teeth from last 2 months. I have done cleaning o...
- use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water or hydrogen peroxide to keep the area clean. Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums. - eat a balanced diet and limit snacking between meals. Carbohydrates and sugars feed dental plaque. - try an oral irrigation device, commonly known as a" water pick, to clear debris from around the gum line. - you may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Sir. Which medicine is effective in osmf. Mouth opening is average. But bocul mocusa. Is white. So I want to know sir .which medicine can use the bocul mocusa. How many month ya years can clear it.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Sir. Which medicine is effective in osmf. Mouth opening is average. But bocul mocusa. Is white. So I want to know sir...
Medical Care The treatment of patients with oral submucous fibrosis depends on the degree of clinical involvement. If the disease is detected at a very early stage, cessation of the habit is sufficient. Most patients with oral submucous fibrosis present with moderate-to-severe disease. Moderate-to-severe oral submucous fibrosis is irreversible. Medical treatment is symptomatic and predominantly aimed at improving mouth movements. Treatment strategies are described below. [4] The role of these treatments is still evolving. The US Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved these drugs for the treatment of oral submucous fibrosis. Steroids In patients with moderate oral submucous fibrosis, weekly submucosal intralesional injections or topical application of steroids may help prevent further damage. Placental extracts The rationale for using placental extract in patients with oral submucous fibrosis derives from its proposed anti-inflammatory effect, [58] hence, preventing or inhibiting mucosal damage. Cessation of areca nut chewing and submucosal administration of aqueous extract of healthy human placental extract (Placentrex) has shown marked improvement of the condition. [45] Hyaluronidase The use of topical hyaluronidase has been shown to improve symptoms more quickly than steroids alone. Hyaluronidase can also be added to intralesional steroid preparations. The combination of steroids and topical hyaluronidase shows better long-term results than either agent used alone. [59] IFN-gamma This plays a role in the treatment of patients with oral submucous fibrosis because of its immunoregulatory effect. IFN-gamma is a known antifibrotic cytokine. IFN-gamma, through its effect of altering collagen synthesis, appears to be a key factor to the treatment of patients with oral submucous fibrosis, and intralesional injections of the cytokine may have a significant therapeutic effect on oral submucous fibrosis. [60] Lycopene Newer studies highlight the benefit of this oral nutritional supplement at a daily dose of 16 mg. Mouth opening in 2 treatment arms (40 patients total) was statistically improved in patients with oral submucous fibrosis. This effect was slightly enhanced with the injection of intralesional betamethasone (two 1-mL ampules of 4 mg each) twice weekly, but the onset of effect was slightly delayed. [61] Pentoxifylline In a pilot study, 14 test subjects with advanced oral submucous fibrosis given pentoxifylline at 400 mg 3 times daily were compared to 15 age- and sex-matched diseased control subjects. Statistical improvement was noted in all measures of objective (mouth opening, tongue protrusion, and relief from fibrotic bands) and subjective (intolerance to spices, burning sensation of mouth, tinnitus, difficulty in swallowing, and difficulty in speech) symptoms over a 7-month period. [62] Further studies are needed, but this could be used in conjunction with other therapies. Surgical Care Surgical treatment is indicated in patients with severe trismus and/or biopsy results revealing dysplastic or neoplastic changes. Surgical modalities that have been used include the following: Simple excision of the fibrous bands: Excision can result in contracture of the tissue and exacerbation of the condition. Split-thickness skin grafting following bilateral temporalis myotomy or coronoidectomy: Trismus associated with oral submucous fibrosis may be due to changes in the temporalis tendon secondary to oral submucous fibrosis; therefore, skin grafts may relieve symptoms. [33] Nasolabial flaps and lingual pedicle flaps: Surgery to create flaps is performed only in patients with oral submucous fibrosis in whom the tongue is not involved. [63] KTP-532 laser: Use of a KTP-532 laser release procedure was found to increase mouth opening range in 9 patients over a 12-month follow-up period in one study. [64] ErCr: YSGG laser fibrotomy, performed under a local anesthesia: This may be a useful adjunct in managing oral submucous fibrosis. [65] Consultations Consult an ear, nose, and throat specialist for evaluation of dysplasia and close follow-up monitoring for the development of oral cancer. Consult a plastic surgeon for patients with severe trismus, in whom reconstructive surgery may be possible. Diet Dietary focus should be on reducing exposure to the risk factors, especially the use of betel quid, and correcting any nutritional deficiencies, such as iron and vitamin B complex deficiencies. [3] Physical therapy using muscle-stretching exercises for the mouth may be helpful in preventing further limitation of mouth movements. This is often combined with medical and surgical therapy. [66] Long-Term Monitoring Regular physical examinations, biopsy specimen analysis, and cytologic smear testing should be scheduled to detect oral dysplasia or carcinoma, especially in patients with severe oral submucous fibrosis. Patients with surface leukoplakias require close follow-up monitoring and repeat biopsies. Patients with dysplasias and carcinomas should receive routine treatment for these entities. [67] Watch for signs that indicate malignant change, which include the following: An unhealing ulcer in the lesion Lesion undergoing red changes (erythroplakia) A burning sensation in the mouth An exophytic mass A lump in the neck Difficulty in chewing, swallowing, or speaking.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My mouth sticks right side when I wake up in the morning but after 11: 00 am it gets restored and opens normally.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My mouth sticks right side when I wake up in the morning but after 11: 00 am it gets restored and opens normally.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback
Submit FeedbackFeedback
View All Feed

Near By Doctors

Dr. Sudhakar Reddy

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, FICOI
Dentist
Dr.Sudhakara Reddy's Dental Implant Center, 
300 at clinic
Book Appointment
92%
(614 ratings)

Dr. M. R. Pujari

MDS, BDS
Dentist
32 Smiles Multispeciality Dental Clinic - Main Branch, 
100 at clinic
Book Appointment