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Dr. B Karthik

BDS, MDS, MDS - Periodontology and Oral Implantology

Dentist, Chennai

13 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. B Karthik BDS, MDS, MDS - Periodontology and Oral Implantology Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. B Karthik is a popular Dentist in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. He has been a successful Dentist for the last 13 years. He has done BDS, MDS, MDS - Periodontology and Oral Implantology . He is currently associated with Sri Ramachandra Dental Clinic in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. B Karthik on Lybrate.com.

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Education
BDS - Sri Ramachandra Dental College Hospital, - 2004
MDS - Sri Ramachandra Dental College Hospital, - 2008
MDS - Periodontology and Oral Implantology - - 2008
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English

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#24, Dr. Vasuthevan Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur. Landmark: Behind Anuar Telephone Exchange, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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I am 38 old woman and I have pain in right side half head nick tongue cheek and shoulder and my tongue is red from right side and I face every time pain.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 38 old  woman and I have pain in right side half head nick tongue cheek and shoulder and my tongue is red from r...
We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray) to decide upon treatment. 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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hi. my daughter is 3 years old. she is having florosis. from last few days pus is accumulated in the gums above two teeths. there is no pain. please suggest what to do

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi Mr Mahesh The reason for the pus in the gums is that either the teeth are decayed or she has had a fall on her teeth(if they are the front teeth).Since she is just 3yrs old those teeth need to b saved till they naturally fall off.and to save the teeth a ROOT CANAL PROCEDURE needs to be performed. Dr.Pooja Patel Mumbai. 9833070073
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My jaw giving pain on side joint mouth within 2 months. What can I do to relief pain? Tell me sir.

MDS Pediatric Dentist, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
My jaw giving pain on side joint mouth within 2 months. What can I do to relief pain? Tell me sir.
Avoid biting hard and reduce mouth opening as joint pain can be due to muscle problem in joint. You can also do hot and cold fermentation.
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I have cavity in my teeth causing decay and pain. taking painkiller for 2 days to get relief.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have cavity in my teeth causing decay and pain. taking painkiller for 2 days to get relief.
Pain killers r not the answer consult a dentist get filling done you may require rct and cap by the way if you take rant account as pain killer than its not a pain killer.
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Is temprory wire braces can work for teeth setting? which is made by simple wire without points.

BDS
Dentist, Pune
The temporary wire appliance gives results in minor misalignment cases but chances of relapse or recurring malpositioning after treatment are high. So go for permanent orthodontic treatment which is for longer term but gives relatively long lasting results.
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There is a pain in some nerve/muscle in and around my right side of jaw joint near ear. It was preceded by slight headache for two days. This pain extends into the inner right ear also. Initially, I apprehended it to be wisdom tooth but its just an apprehension. There is no pain in the Gums, though. It hurts in attempting to open the full jaw and chewing food. And yes, I keep up regular brushing.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
There is a pain in some nerve/muscle in and around my right side of jaw joint near ear. It was preceded by slight hea...
It appears to b tmj arthralgia consult a maxillfacial surgeon you may require arthrocentesis a procedure to wash the joint in simple terms in the mean time avoid opening mouth wide.
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My aunt teeth and gums problem since last fifteen days. Many medicines tried but no improvement came out. She is also taking care of their mouth but there is not any sign of relief. Can you please tell us what should she do. Or we should consult a doctor right now.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My aunt teeth and gums problem since last fifteen days. Many medicines tried but no improvement came out. She is also...
You may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals.
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I have a pain in my gum above my front teeth in the upper side and is bit swollen as well. The pain is above one teeth only I mean on the gum portion only above one teeth, not on whole gums? Is it a sign of hiv?

BHMS
Homeopath,
I have a pain in my gum above my front teeth in the upper side and is bit swollen as well. The pain is above one teet...
It's due to gum sweeling. It may be due to any kind of infection. Not necessary it is a sign of hiv. Soo dnt worry. Maintain a good hygiene of your mouth. Wash teeth 2-3 times a day. Brush at night with baking soda. Rinse your mouth with lemon water. Boil few leaves of guava with water. Then rinse your mouth with that water. With this you need homoeopathic treatment. U can also contact me through Lybrate.
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What should I take for sensitive teeth. When ever I am taking cold water to much sensation is there.

PCAD, MCID Implant, BDS, Advanced Aesthetics
Dentist, Chandigarh
What should I take for sensitive teeth. When ever I am taking cold water to much sensation is there.
There are many good dental pastes available in the market for sensitive teeth. But they will be effective only after the dentist looks at the exact cause and extent of damage before recommending you a dental paste. If the cause of sensitivity is due to deep tooth cavity or wear and tear of enamel other dental treatment would be required along with the paste for completely stopping the sensitivity.
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I am taking eptoin 100g twice daily, dompan twice daily and montekulast 10g daily. I having a bad breadth although I brush twice. please advice some home remedies to get rid of it.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I am taking eptoin 100g twice daily, dompan twice daily and montekulast 10g daily. I having a bad breadth although I ...
Hello, you need to do salt water rinses and drink plenty of water. Visit the dentist and get your scaling and polishing done.
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I have blood sugar with the range of 200 on p. P. Now I have to remove broken teeth which is paining. Now what efforts will take to remove it.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
I have blood sugar with the range of 200 on p. P. Now I have to remove broken teeth which is paining. Now what effort...
Kindly get your sugar levels in normal range before extraction. Till then please take an antibiotic course for 3 days and a pain killer like tab ketorol dt 2 tablets dissolved in water. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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Sir I have problem in teeth. My teeth starts bleeding sometimes unnecessarily. What should I do?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Sir I have problem in teeth. My teeth starts bleeding sometimes unnecessarily. What should I do?
Hi, there are various reasons for bleeding gums like poor oral hygiene, vitamin deficiency, physical injury to gums, hormonal changes, medications etc. You have to visit dentist for professional cleaning and check-up to know the exact cause and solution of your problem. Regards
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Use of Fluoride Products for Teeth

Certified Implantologist, Aesthetic , BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Use of Fluoride Products for Teeth

Fluoride products for the teeth have immense importance in dentistry. Fluoride is one such chemical, the balance of which is highly required for strong and healthy teeth. However, there is an optimum amount of fluoride needed for teeth. Anything lesser than that or greater than that can cause harm and serious teeth and gum problems and tooth decay. The best option, therefore, is to get a fluoride based toothpaste or mouthwash, which will keep on providing the teeth with the optimum quantity of its daily dose of fluoride.

The benefits of fluoride products:
Before delving into the types of fluoride products available, let's have a look at the benefits of fluoride on teeth. Fluorides actually save the teeth from dental caries. It happens such that fluoride makes a certain mineral bonding on the teeth which is called fluorapatite. This is not normally found in human teeth, but when teeth damage is done, then to heal it fast this compound is needed to repair the damages. This adds to the mineral bonding in the teeth and strengthens the teeth.  

The fluoride products:
The various fluoride based products, which you may use are as follows:

  1. Fluoridated water: Fluoridating water is a simple process where the optimum amount of fluoride is mixed with drinking water so that drinking the water automatically keeps on adding fluoride to the body and keeps in contact with teeth. This therapy alone is enough and needs no more therapies generally. But not all water reserves contain this, and it's not possible to add fluorides to all water reserves. That is why the other fluoride treatments are needed.
  2. Fluoride toothpaste: This is one of the most common forms for fluoride treatments. Every common daily use toothpaste contains a 0.22 to 0.312 percent of fluoride, and this is highly beneficial to the teeth for healing of decay and fast repairs. It lets the teeth get stronger. 
  3. Mouth Rinses: Fluoride mouth rinses are an option. The sodium fluorides commonly used in the rinses are used in small amounts in the product which is used just like toothpaste and washed off.
  4. Fluoride foams and gels: The foam and gel are used when the teeth of the child or adult are under high risk of cavities. The foam or gel is rubbed on the teeth, and kept for a while and then washed off. The typical application time is 30 minutes. 
  5. Varnishes: The fluoride varnishes are just like gels, and they are also used on the tooth surface similarly. It's the choice of the dentist or patient as to which one they want to go with. Besides, these slow fluoride releasing devices, medical supplements and lozenges are also there, which slowly release the optimum amount of fluorides to keep the teeth strong and healing.
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I have dental problem for last 6 months its like old mans teeth, can you suggest me how to protect my teeth and how to control it help us.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have dental problem for last 6 months its like old mans teeth, can you suggest me how to protect my teeth and how t...
Hi, a poor diet can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Foods high in carbohydrates, sugars and starches greatly contribute to the production of plaque acids that attack the tooth enamel. Eventually these acids can cause tooth enamel to break down, forming a cavity. Foods high in sugar are a particularly common cause of tooth decay. Making these foods a treat rather than a staple will help protect your teeth. To maintain a balanced diet, eat a variety of foods from each of the five major food groups. When choosing a snack, go for nutritious foods such as cheese, raw vegetables, plain yogurt or a piece of fruit. Diet: consume cheese, curd, yoghurt, green leafy vegetables, carrots, apples, almonds. Acidic foods, such as citrus fruits, tomatoes, and lemons, should be eaten as part of a larger meal to minimize the acid from them which erodes the tooth enamel. The best beverage choices include water (especially fluoridated water), milk, and unsweetened tea. Chewing sugarless gum is actually beneficial to your teeth as chewing helps dislodge food that becomes stuck to your teeth. Teeth-care: these are some basic tips for caring for teeth and gums: brush your teeth regularly. Brush at least twice a day and preferably 30-60 minutes after every meal and snack. Use a fluoride-containing toothpaste. Floss at least once a day. Use a mouth rinse daily. Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings -- typically twice a year. Eat a variety of foods to maintain overall health. You can use homoeopathic toothpaste by sbl- homeodent.
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Hello. I have a tooth problem. There is always a bad breath problem. I have recently clean my all tooth and using colgate total toothpaste. And I have smoking habit also. Can you pls suggest how to get rid of bad breath.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Bad breath comes from an oral source. For instance, cavities or gum disease can lead to bad breath, as can tonsils that have trapped food particles; cracked fillings, and less-than-clean dentures. Several internal medical conditions also can cause your breath to go downhill fast. They include diabetes, liver disease, respiratory tract infections, and chronic bronchitis. You must see your doctor to rule out things like acid reflux, postnasal drip, and other causes of chronic dry mouth (xerostomia).
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My wife teeth so week with some pushing there is blooding so tell us the any toothpaste to medicine for teeth blooding problem.

BDS, D.pharm
Dentist, Chennai
My wife teeth so week with some pushing there is blooding so tell us the any toothpaste to medicine for teeth bloodin...
You need to get her gums checked and teeth cleaned then the bleeding will reduce and teeth will be strong.
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I am having yellowish teeth how to turn this into white easily by using home remedy ?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Cleaning properly is the only answer, you can use diluted hydrogen peroxide mouthwash oral rinse and clean your teeth twice a day with colgate whitening paste.
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Dental Health!

BDS
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
Dental Health!

Use an antimicrobial toothpaste containing fluoride, which helps protect your teeth from decay.

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Sir aapne jo daat thik kiya tha. Woh acha hai per uske baju wale me jo sadan tha woh dard hota hai. Uska cement bharne se ho jayega thik?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Sir aapne jo daat thik kiya tha. Woh acha hai per uske baju wale me jo sadan tha woh dard hota hai. Uska cement bharn...
Rachna ji it is good you are comfortable with treatment . for next tooth please visit doctor again and get this checked up and filled
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I am 25 years old guy. I am facing bitter tongue taste for 10 days. Actually I started smoking from one month is this the reason for my problem.

Hello Lybrate user, yes the reason for your bitter tongue is smoking. See how it has made your body change in just a month. Quit the habit. Avoid spicy food for a while. And if you stop smoking you wouldn't experience bitter tongue again.
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