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Dr. Supriya Shetty

BDS

Dentist, Bangalore

13 Years Experience
Dr. Supriya Shetty BDS Dentist, Bangalore
13 Years Experience
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Dr. Supriya Shetty is a renowned Dentist in Chamarajpet, Bangalore. She has had many happy patients in her 13 years of journey as a Dentist. She studied and completed BDS . You can meet Dr. Supriya Shetty personally at Sri sai prema dental clinic in Chamarajpet, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Supriya Shetty on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences (BIDS) - 2004
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I have a problem of bleeding from my tooth since my childhood. Very weak base, want some suggestion.

BDS
Dentist, Botad
I have a problem of bleeding from my tooth since my childhood. Very weak base, want some suggestion.
U should require scaling ( cleaning ) n u should apply a stolin gum paint on your teeth ..n also consult periodontist...
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I have foul mouth smell, now my mouth is acidic and more acidic when I eat biscuit etc. Last 2 day my tongue feels heavy. I have to brush and clean tongue 3-4 times a day. I go 3 times within 30 minutes in the morning to clear my bowel. 1-2 times in 10 days I have to take Aciloc or Eno. Normal BP No Sugar.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
U have to take retodril twice, ornidazole 500 mg once and tablet pantocid twice for 3 days and use Listerine or chlorhexidine mouthwash on regular basis
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BDS
Dentist, Motihari
What's in Your Mouth?
To understand what happens when your teeth decay, it's helpful to know what's in your mouth naturally. Here are a few of the elements:

Saliva ? Your mouth and teeth are constantly bathed in saliva. We never give much thought to our spit, but this fluid is remarkable for what it does to help protect our oral health. Saliva keeps teeth and other parts of your mouth moist and washes away bits of food. Saliva contains minerals that strengthen teeth. It includes buffering agents. They reduce the levels of acid that can decay teeth. Saliva also protects against some viruses and bacteria.

Plaque ? Plaque is a soft, gooey substance that sticks to the teeth a bit like jam sticks to a spoon. Like the slime that clings to the bottom of a swimming pool, plaque is a type of biofilm. It contains large numbers of closely packed bacteria, components taken from saliva, and bits of food. Also in the mix are bacterial byproducts and white blood cells. Plaque grows when bacteria attach to the tooth and begin to multiply. Plaque starts forming right after a tooth is cleaned. Within an hour, there's enough to measure. As time goes on, the plaque thickens. Within two to six hours, the plaque teems with bacteria that can cause cavities and periodontal (gum) disease.

Calculus ? If left alone long enough, plaque absorbs minerals from saliva. These minerals form crystals and harden into calculus. Then new plaque forms on top of existing calculus. This new layer can also become hard.

Bacteria ? We have many types of bacteria in our mouths. Some bacteria are good; they help control destructive bacteria. When it comes to decay, Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacilli are the bacteria that cause the most damage to teeth.

How Your Teeth Decay
The bacteria in your mouth need food to live and multiply. When you eat sugary foods, or even starches such as rice, the bacteria use them as food, too. The bacteria then produce acids that can dissolve tooth enamel (outer layer of the tooth).

It's not just candy and ice cream we're talking about. All carbohydrate foods eventually break down into simple sugars. Some of this process begins in the mouth.

Foods that break down into simple sugars in the mouth are called fermentable carbohydrates. These include the obvious sugary foods, such as cookies, cakes, soft drinks and candy. But they also include pretzels, crackers, bananas, potato chips and breakfast cereals.

Bacteria in your mouth turn the sugars in these foods into acids. These acids begin to dissolve the mineral crystals in teeth. The more times you eat each day, the more times your teeth are exposed to an acid attack.

This attack can lead to tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavities. First, the acid begins to dissolve calcium and phosphate crystals inside a tooth. A white spot may appear on the enamel in this weakened area. But the loss of minerals develops beneath the surface of the enamel. The surface may still be smooth.

At this stage, the tooth can be repaired with the help of fluoride, proteins and minerals (calcium and phosphate) in the saliva. The saliva also helps reduce the acid levels from bacteria that attack the tooth.

Once the decay breaks through the enamel to cause a cavity, the damage is permanent. A dentist must clean out the decay and fill the cavity. Left untreated, the decay will get worse. It can destroy a tooth all the way through the enamel, through the inside dentin layer and down to the pulp or nerve of the tooth. That's why it is important to treat caries at a very early stage, when the process can be reversed.

Types of Decay
Young children can get a type of decay called baby bottle tooth decay or early childhood caries. It destroys enamel quickly. This type of decay is common in children who are put to sleep with a bottle of milk or juice. The bottle exposes the teeth constantly to carbohydrates through the night. Bacteria can grow rapidly and produce acid that decays teeth.

Decay can become worse if the parent does not clean the child's teeth. It can eat through enamel and leave a large cavity in a matter of months.

In older adults, the exposed roots of teeth can develop cavities. This is called root caries. Older adults are more likely to have receding gums caused by years of hard brushing or periodontal disease. They also are more likely to have dry mouth (xerostomia). The decrease in saliva results in less protection of the teeth. This increases the risk of decay. Many common medicines can cause dry mouth. Be sure to ask the doctor or pharmacist if any of your medicines cause dry mouth.

Decay can form beneath fillings or other tooth repairs, such as crowns. Sometimes bacteria and bits of food can slip between the tooth and a filling or crown. This can happen if the filling cracks or pulls away from the tooth, leaving a gap.

Preventing Cavities
Do you or your family members get cavities often? Dental research has found out that certain factors can affect your risk of tooth decay. These factors include:

The current number of decayed or filled teeth
Your fluoride exposure, including fluoride in drinking water, toothpaste and rinses, and fluoride treatments in the dental office
Parents or siblings with dental decay
How well you take care of your teeth
The amount of saliva and the balance of minerals, enzymes and buffering agents it contains
How often and what types of foods you eat (especially fermentable carbohydrates)
Ask your dentist about the best ways to reduce your risks and limit dental decay.

To prevent your teeth from decaying, you can do three things:

Strengthen your teeth's defenses with fluoride, sealants and agents that contain calcium and phosphate ions.
Have your dentist or dental hygienist place sealants on your back teeth.
Reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth.
Fluoride penetrates into teeth. It strengthens them by replacing minerals that acid has removed. The benefits of fluoride to teeth were first discovered in the 1930s. Dentists started to notice that people who drank water that naturally contained fluoride had less tooth decay. In 1945, communities started to add fluoride to water supplies. Adding fluoride to water systems has been the most successful cavity prevention method to date.

In the early 1960s, fluoride also began to be added to toothpaste. This also had a major impact on cavity prevention. Now almost all toothpastes contain fluoride. Everyone should brush with a fluoride toothpaste every day. Dental offices sometimes recommend higher levels of fluoride in toothpastes, gels and mouth rinses for both children and adults.

Sealants are protective coatings placed over the tops of the back teeth ? molars. They block bacteria and acids from sticking in the tiny grooves on the chewing surfaces of these teeth. Sealants can be placed in adults and children. Children can have sealants placed on their permanent molars once they come in, around age 6. Sometimes they are also used on primary (baby) molars. Dentists can put sealants on molars with signs of early decay, as long as the decay hasn't broken through the enamel.

You can never get rid of all the bacteria in your mouth. But you can take steps to control and disrupt the bacteria so they don't attack your teeth:

Brush twice a day.
Floss daily.
Reduce the number of times each day that you consume fermentable carbohydrates.
Some mouthwashes reduce bacteria in your mouth. This can help prevent decay. Chewing sugarless gums, especially those with xylitol, can help reduce the number of bacteria that cause cavities and increase the flow of saliva.

Most importantly, visit your dentist regularly. Then the dentist can find any decay early, when it can be treated and reversed.
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If hot or cold foods make you wince, you may have a common dental problem—sensitive teeth. Sensitivity in your teeth can happen for several reasons, including:

BDS
Dentist, Thane
If hot or cold foods make you wince, you may have a common dental problem—sensitive teeth. Sensitivity in your teeth ...
Hello lybrate-user, sensitivity is sharp, shooting type of sensation in teeth on contact of extremely cold or hot food which usually lasts for a few seconds and disappears completely after that and re-occurs again on such stimulus. Treatment plan for sensitive teeth goes as follows: 1. You can use any commercially available desensitizing toothpastes such as colgate sensitive or sensodyne as first line of treatment. If it reduces your sensitivity substantially you can continue brushing with toothpaste in long run to avoid further sensitivity. 2. If you don't get any relief from desensitizing toothpastes it indicates a more severe problem which will need further treatment like layering/coating the damaged tooth surface or filling of the tooth if there is big cavity or root canal treatment in extreme cases getting proper treatment leads to permanent relief in sensitivity problem.
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Why pain occurs after rct for few days?

BDS
Dentist,
The pain will be mild and that will be the treatment pain which will subside as time goes on that too 3 -4days. If the rct is not performed correctly than you will have severe pain.
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I have a gum boil. Right now painless,but of the size of a pea.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist,
Its not at all something which should be ignored, specially if u r a diabetic. Please get an xray done at the earliest
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Could you please give me suggestion about smile treatment and its cost?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist,
Could you please give me suggestion about smile treatment and its cost?
Smile designing consists of work on many eras of dentistry like orthodontics , periodontist, veneering,polishing etc. And cost also depends upon number of teeth , type of treatment and the city you live. Roughly the cost will range from 1500 -3000 rs per tooth.
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What should I do for white teeth?

BDS
Dentist,
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 and maintain your oral hygiene.
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I am 22 year old, I haven't eat anything fuly since from past 4 days, I am suffering from teeth pain, I have taken pain killer tablets but it is not relieving the pain, what should I do know?

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
I am 22 year old, I haven't eat anything fuly since from past 4 days, I am suffering from teeth pain, I have taken pa...
Felt very bad to hear that you didn't had proper meals for 4 days because of tooth pain. You need root canal treatment of tooth cavity for pain relief. I hope you will have pain relief and chewing capacity very soon.
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I have periodic ulcers in my mouth and they are very painful. Can you help me.

MDS, BDS
Dentist,
There are many reasons for recurring mouth ulcers. Some are given below 1. Stress ulcers 2. Stomach upset 3. Allergy to some drug or food 4. Viral infections 5. Systemic conditions consult in person to find the cause and management.
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Hi doctor. I have gum pain from last 3 weeks. it bleed sometimes as well, please give advise?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hi doctor. I have gum pain from last 3 weeks. it bleed sometimes as well, please give advise?
We need more investigations with clinical examination 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 pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. 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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PG Fellowship In Microdentistry, BDS
Dentist, Thane
Don't rush, when you brush: For maximum results, brush your teeth for atleast 2 to 3 minutes.
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I HV pain in my tooth from last three month after I took tooth treatment. After that my other tooth started paining. I can't eat from my ryt side.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I HV pain in my tooth from last three month after I took tooth treatment. After that my other tooth started paining. ...
Get yourself checked by dentist. If pain is dull and continuous then you need to go for gum treatment. If pain is sharp and usually at night or on biting then get the root canal treatment done. If treated tooth is giving you pain then get xray done then previous treatment can be evaluated.
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Hi I have a bad situation in teeth, most of the back teeth are broken and remaining roots are there only. Is there any way to have a ga, remove all teeth and inplant all new ones? I know that might take time, but I need an assurance of that. I live in qatar.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
U can go for implants, that treatment is good you can trust the treatment no problem you can go ahead. It is time taking but good treatment. I think in Qatar it is very costly otherwise you can cum to India for the treatment.
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I have a miss oriented tooth due to which I feel swollen gum and pain sometime. Is there any way other than surgery?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have a miss oriented tooth due to which I feel swollen gum and pain sometime. Is there any way other than surgery?
You may need deep cleaning along with curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals.
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Recently I noticed a symmetry in my TMJ. There is no pain, no clicking sound. How would it be treated? By braces or surgery? Your insight on my case would be really appreciated.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
Recently I noticed a symmetry in my TMJ. There is no pain, no clicking sound. How would it be treated? By braces or s...
If it is a structural abnormality & you have been observing lately you need to consult a cosmetic surgeon & if it is temporarily then you need to know soft tissue swelling which might be from parotids underlying gums or local skin. So first understand actual swelling & its origin confirm it then look for a treatment.
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Some time my mouth full of ulcer so its very pain full so please give advice for this problem.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Some time my mouth full of ulcer so its very pain full so please give advice for this problem.
Take fibrous diet add two bananas to the diet take cap bnc one a day local appl of metrogyldg gel drink plenty of water.
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I have a teeth pain what should I do?

BDS
Dentist,
I have a teeth pain what should I do?
Kindly get yourself checked by dentist. To thoroughly diagnose the reason for pain. It might be due to a cavity on your tooth or pain in third molar.
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Hi, I am 28 yrs old, male and I have a pain in my left gum (mouth) for last 1 months. What should I do.

BDS
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
Hello . There can be many reasons for pain. It can be a decayed tooth or some periodontal infection i. E related to gums. Other thing can be a wisdom tooth issue considering your age. Get a dental checkup done. Regards Dr. Anand.
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I have gaps in between teeth's in front up and down row. can they be closed? Please suggest suitable treatment.

BDS
Dentist, Noida
I have gaps in between teeth's in front up and down row. can they be closed? Please suggest suitable treatment.
Depending on the size of the gap a number of options are available like fixed braces & direct vineers can be considered. But first a thorough clinical evaluation needs to be done to come to a final conclusion. Good luck!
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