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Dr. Kalpana

MDS - Periodontics

Dentist, Chennai

13 Years Experience
Dr. Kalpana MDS - Periodontics Dentist, Chennai
13 Years Experience
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Dr. Kalpana is one of the best Dentists in Egmore, Chennai. She has over 13 years of experience as a Dentist. She is a MDS - Periodontics . You can consult Dr. Kalpana at Santosham Dental Centre in Egmore, Chennai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Kalpana on Lybrate.com.

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MDS - Periodontics - Sri Ramachandra University - 2004
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Salivary Gland Disorder - Common Causes Behind it

DNB (ENT), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
Salivary Gland Disorder - Common Causes Behind it

Remember the sensation similar to that of a warm liquid flooding your tongue when you smell a deliciously baked chocolate cake? Or a freshly baked brown bread early in the morning? That is your saliva. The salivary glands present in the inner linings of the lips, cheeks and the mouth produce saliva. Saliva protects one from tooth decay, keeps the mouth moist and helps in the digestive process. Any disease that affects the saliva gland comes under the domain of ‘salivary gland disorders’.

Causes

There are three salivary glands in humans known as the Submandibular, Parotid and the Sublingual gland. The most common disorder that affects salivary glands is that of ‘blocked salivary glands’. Sialothiasis is a disorder wherein, calcium stones are formed in the salivary glands, which obstruct these glands. Obstruction of the salivary glands leads to an infection called sialadenitis, caused by strep or staph bacteria.

Sjogren’s syndrome is another condition which affects the salivary glands. In this condition, the antibodies in the body target the cells that produce saliva. This occurs mostly in women who suffer from autoimmune disorders. Viral infections are also common; flu virus and mumps are a few examples.

Symptoms

The symptoms of salivary gland disorders are problem specific; for Sialolithiasis, you will feel a painful lump below the tongue, which tends to aggravate when you eat. In case of Sialadenitis, there will be an odorous pus-filled discharge along with a lump beneath the chin. For viral infections, the symptoms will include muscle pain, swelling and fever. Symptoms of Sjogren’s syndrome are dry eyes and mouth, joint pain, fatigue and tooth decay.

Treatment

Like the symptoms, the treatments for salivary gland disorders are also problem specific. For salivary gland tumors, surgery is required. If it is a malignant tumor, then radiation therapy will be prescribed which may cause dry mouth syndrome (Xerostomia). For bacterial and viral infections, anti-bacterial and anti-viral medications are required for treatment, respectively. It is also important that you take good care of your oral health for an even more effective treatment. Brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis will help keep salivary gland disorders at bay. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Symptoms and Treatment of Gingivitis

MS Restorative, Certificate SMR, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Symptoms and Treatment of Gingivitis

Often regarded as less painful and much milder than more serious diseases like periodontal disease, Gingivitis involves the inflammation, redness, irritation and swelling of your gums. People who suffer from Gingivitis are normally unaware of it because of its mild nature, but it might turn out to be serious in some cases and can lead to periodontitis and tooth loss. 

Signs and symptoms
Since Gingivitis is seldom harmful, people who suffer from it are, in most cases, hardly aware of having it. Nevertheless, here are a few signs and symptoms which may indicate that you have Gingivitis:
1. Tender, puffy gums
2. Gums easily bleed whenever you brush or floss your teeth
3. Swollen gums
4. Change in color from a healthy pink to a dusky red
5. Receding gums
6. Bad breath

Causes
Gingivitis is most commonly caused by bad oral hygiene and maintenance. Bad oral hygiene usually supports the formation of plaque and tartar. Because plaque forms and re-forms quickly, it requires daily removal. If you don't give your teeth the attention it needs, plaque can further result in the formation of tartar, which is a heavier and denser substance than plaque and acts as a protective barrier for bacteria. It is even more difficult to remove it and you may require dental cleaning.

Treatment
The main aim of treatment is to reverse the symptoms of Gingivitis and to prevent further development of the disease into more serious dental issues and diseases.
Professional treatment of Gingivitis includes:
1. Initial evaluation and assessment
2. Thorough cleaning with the help of professional dental tools and instruments
3. Instructions on effective flossing and brushing techniques at home
4. Regular cleaning and professional checkups
5. Fixing of crowns and other dental restorations to help prevent the growth of plaque and tartar

If you wish to discuss about any specific dental problem, you can consult a specilized dentist and ask a free question.

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I am 14 years old male. Due to my wisdom tooth my gum is paining. This is happening from the last week. please tell me the home relief.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am 14 years old male. Due to my wisdom tooth my gum is paining. This is happening from the last week. please tell m...
Take Half spoon crystal salt and add in lukewarm water (Mouthwash. After every food swish your mouth with this water till your wisdom tooth erupts!
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I have got small wounds around my mouth and I have a little pain and burning sensation. Can anybody tel me the reason and remedy for that?

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
These are ulcers I suppose. You should start doing warm saline rinses and apply ulci-heal gel over that ulcers for quick healing.
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Hello doctor my self sanjay jain I am 24 year old boy and I have gums bleeding problem last five days what should I do.

BDS
Dentist, Kharagpur
Hello doctor my self sanjay jain I am 24 year old boy and I have gums bleeding problem last five days what should I do.
Hello lybrate-user. Firstly you should brush twice daily in proper brushing technics. Warm saline mouthbath 5-6 times/day. Chlorhexidine mouthwash 2-3 times/day. And lastly go for oral prophylaxis.
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Shocking truth about Gingivitis

BDS
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
Shocking truth about Gingivitis
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease which occurs because of the inflammation of the gums. It can easily be reversed with daily brushing and flossing and getting dental cleaning done regularly.
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Having dental issue his teeth look yellowish and some mark while he used various medicine.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Having dental issue his teeth look yellowish and some mark while he used various medicine.
You need to get dental cleaning and polishing done from a dentist. If teeth are yellowish we need to find the cause for it. Also teeth whitening (bleaching) or esthetic rehab like laminates or veneers can help you.
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I had my cavities filled three days ago still my teeth are very sensitive. Is it normal?

Master of Clinical Dentistry, Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Mumbai
I had my cavities filled three days ago still my teeth are very sensitive. Is it normal?
Sometimes teeth become sensitive after getting a filling done. If the problem persists for more than 2-3 days, visit your dentist for knowing exact cause and remedy of the sensitivity.
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I am 21 years old. I have a bad breath problem and yellowish teeth. Actually in childhood I have not brushed many days as I hated paste. From many past years I am Brushing my teeth but not able to recover. Even I am not able to smile properly as of yellowish. Please help in removing yellowish and bad breath. What I do to get rid of it? If you have any homemade solution? Please tell me. Help me.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am 21 years old. I have a bad breath problem and yellowish teeth. Actually in childhood I have not brushed many day...
There is no other way than professional help get scaling polishing n bleaching done by a dentist use betadine mouth wash twice daily drink plenty of water asking the same.
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My teeth are turning into dark yellow color. I don't even smoke or booze. Please help me with a good remedy.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
My teeth are turning into dark yellow color. I don't even smoke or booze. Please help me with a good remedy.
it could be plaque and calculus you may need full mouth scaling can you share a picture to make a better diagnosis
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25 days back scaling was done and My dentist advised application of Zingisol. I am doing. But after 25 days, there seems little bleeding in mouth when I get up in morning. Kindly suggest.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Kanpur
25 days back scaling was done and My dentist advised application of Zingisol. I am doing. But after 25 days, there se...
Your preventive methods need to review and also consult dentist about how to brush. Brushing twice a day and flossing before sleeping may be helpful.
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My teeth gums are changing into black colors due to smoking. As i quit smoking now . How to prevent them?

BDS, MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Chennai
Mostly smoking doesnt cause pigmentation .It usually your own natural pigmentation. To treat and prevent it i advise laser gum de pigmentation procedure. Gives excellent results.
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Recurrent pericoronitis (dental infection)

BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Recurrent pericoronitis (dental infection) is often deadly.
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I am suffering with mouth ulcers very frequently please advise me what to do, thank you.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I am suffering with mouth ulcers very frequently please advise me what to do, thank you.
Hello, you can add a pinch of baking soda in water an rinse with it. This will help to heal your ulcers. If it still persists you need to visit a physician and get your vitamin B levels checked. Take supplements for it if required.
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My teeth is yellow. I daily use to brush 5-10 minutes but no change. Please suggest me any home remedy which can whiten my teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Madurai
My teeth is yellow. I daily use to brush 5-10 minutes but no change. Please suggest me any home remedy which can whit...
Hi, lybrate-user. There is a simple home remedy I can suggest you. Try oil pulling using pure coconut oil every morning in empty stomach atleast for 5-10 mts. Take two teaspoon full of coconut oil. Put it in your mouth. Swish it atleast for 5-10 mts. This action supposedly draws out toxins in your body, primarily to improve oral health but also to improve your overall health.
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I have removed my wisdom tooth its completely healed now can't open my mouth if I'm opening forcefully its paining a lot what could be the reason.

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I have removed my wisdom tooth its completely healed now can't open my mouth if I'm opening forcefully its paining a ...
It's because of musle spasm. Don't try to open your mouth suddenly and fully. Try to open gradually and do it as many times as you can in a day. Keep bundles of wooden ice cream sticks between upper and lower teeth for 5-10 mins and gradually increase the number of sticks day by day. Do this exercise till desired mouth opening is achieved.
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Hi my brother name is Mani. His teeth has looks like yellow how to clean the yellow teeth he already went one time for cleaning any idea?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Hi my brother name is Mani. His teeth has looks like yellow how to clean the yellow teeth he already went one time fo...
by dental cleaning yellow teeth don't become white only any external stains will be removed by dental scaling if teeth should become white then the option is only teeth whitening technique
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I have problems in my teeth. Blood is coming while brushing. It is from last one year. I used sensodyne toothpaste. My teeth is being in yellow colour. I dont take any tobacco or. Cigerate. Then what to do.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Nagpur
I have problems in my teeth. Blood is coming while brushing. It is from last one year. I used sensodyne toothpaste. M...
Bleeding gums are due to perodontitis you need scalling may need periodontal surgery visit immediately to dentist or you may loss your teeth gradualy.
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Dear Dr, I am 66 years old and lost 16 tooths, including both upper and lower. I find if I do artificial tooth in use (removal and put in use often, difficulties. Therfore, I want permanent fixations. One Dr. suggested it is simply pasting and another Dr. suggests, drill and fixing methods. Please suggest me good one with economically.

BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Dear Dr, I am 66 years old and lost 16 tooths, including both upper and lower. I find if I do artificial tooth in use...
In fixed prosthesis, we have options of dental implants in which we drill titanium screw into the bone let it fuse with the bone for 3-4 months and then fix artificial tooth over it. The other option is bridges in which support is taken from the adjoining teeth, their cutting is done and then bridge is cemented on to them like a cap. Definitely implant is expensive than bridges but after assessing the condition of your bone and health of the surrounding structures it can be suggested whats best for you. So consult the dentist and make up your mind for what you are comfortable with in every sense.
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I need to ask a question to dentist regarding bad smell in mouth.After taking food,the taste of food is remaining in mouth.After some time some smell is coming.I consulted dentist,he suggested cleaning.After cleaning also same problem is repeating.If any one suggest good solution,I feel very happy

Oral Implantologist (New York University), Advanced Aesthetic Oral & Dental Surgeon. BDS (India)
Dentist, Mumbai
You need to improve your oral hygiene habit. Only brushing teeth is not enough. Cleaning the tongue & cheeks is also important as food does stick on the tongue also. You can use your soft/medium tooth brush to clean your tongue. Use a good non alcohol mouth wash. The problem will be taken care off.
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