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Dr. Kanakendu Pal

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Kanakendu Pal Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Kanakendu Pal is a popular Dentist in Velachery, Chennai. You can visit him at Department of Prosthodontics, SBDCH in Velachery, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kanakendu Pal on Lybrate.com.

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What are side effects of tooth scaling for cleansing? does it make the tooth weaker and sensitive?

B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
No not at all. Scaling is done to clean the bacterial deposits like calculus and plaque that helps in maintaining the healthy oral environment.
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I am facing problem of blood in gums while doing paste. I am 24 years old. And if pin point upon gums any time blood will come out. Please suggest me something also suggest paste name if any. I have done with scaling around 6 moths before and I am facing this problem since 3-4 year.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I am facing problem of blood in gums while doing paste. I am 24 years old. And if pin point upon gums any time blood ...
Hello, bleeding gums could be because of deposits on teeth surface or food lodged in between teeth. Visit a dentist and get your DEEP scaling and polishing done. Brush your teeth twice daily, night brushing is very important. Floss regularly. Rinse after every meal. Visit dentist every 6 months.
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Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

What are dental cleanings (scale and polish) and why have them?

Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Usually, it is tooth coloured and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in colour.

If the scale or calculus (tartar, as dentists like to call it) is allowed to accumulate on the teeth it will, unfortunately, provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.Also it leaves your teeth feeling lovely and smooth and clean, which is nice when you run your tongue around them. Actually, come to think of it, there's nothing worse than someone you fancy running their tongue around your teeth and finding a piece of spinach or something! Still, if they're hungry

The professional cleaning of teeth is sometimes referred to as prophylaxis (orprophy for short). It's a Greek word which means 'to prevent beforehand' - in this case, it helps prevent gum disease.

How are dental cleanings done?

The dental hygienist or dentist uses specialized instruments to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. The instruments which may be used during your cleaning, and what they feel like, are described below.

Ultrasonic instrument

Commonly used first is an ultrasonic instrument which uses tickling vibrations to knock larger pieces of tartar loose. It also sprays a cooling mist of water while it works to wash away debris and keep the area at a proper temperature. The device typically emits a humming or high pitched whistling sound. This may seem louder than it actually is because the sound may get amplified inside your head, just like when you put an electric toothbrush into your mouth.

The ultrasonic instrument tips are curved and rounded and are always kept in motion around the teeth. They are by no means sharp since their purpose is to knock tartar loose and not to cut into the teeth. It is best to inform the operator if the sensations are too strong or ticklish so that they can adjust the setting appropriately on the device or modify the pressure applied.

With larger deposits that have hardened on, it can take some time to remove these, just like trying to remove baked-on grime on a stove that has been left over a long time. So your cleaning may take longer than future cleanings. Imagine not cleaning a house for six months versus cleaning it every week. The six-month job is going to take longer than doing smaller weekly jobs.

Fine hand tools

Once the larger pieces of tartar are gone, the dental worker will switch to finer hand tools (called scalers and curettes in dental-speak) to remove smaller deposits and smoothen the tooth surfaces. These tools are curved and shaped to match the curves of the teeth. They allow smaller tartar deposits to be removed bycarefully scraping them off with a gentle to moderate amount of pressure. Just like taking a scrubbing brush to a soiled pot, the dental worker has to get the areas clean and smooth.

Polishing

Once all the surfaces are smooth, the dental worker may polish your teeth. Polishing is done using a slow speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins on the end. Prophylaxis (short for prophy) paste - a special gritty toothpaste-like material - is scooped up like ice cream into the cup and spun around on the teeth to make them shiny smooth.

Fluoride


Your dentist may also apply fluoride. This is the final, and my favorite part of the dental cleaning! Fluoride comes in many different flavours such as chocolate, mint, strawberry, cherry, watermelon, pina colada and can be mixed and matched just like ice cream at a parlour for a great taste sensation! Make no mistake though, this in-office fluoride treatment is meant for topical use only on the surfaces of the teeth and swallowing excessive amounts can give a person a tummy ache as it is not meant to be ingested.

Fluoride foam or gel is then placed into small, flexible foam trays and placed over the teeth for 30 seconds. Afterwards, the patient is directed to spit as much out as possible into a saliva ejector. The fluoride helps to strengthen the teeth since the acids from bacteria in dental tartar and plaque will have weakened the surfaces. It is best not to eat, drink or rinse for 30 minutes after the fluoride has been applied.

Is it going to be painful?

Most people find that cleanings are painless, and find the sensations described above - tickling vibrations, the cooling mist of water, and the feeling of pressure during 'scraping' - do not cause discomfort. A lot of people even report that they enjoy cleanings and the lovely smooth feel of their teeth afterwards! There may be odd zingy sensations, but many people don't mind as they only last a nanosecond.

Be sure to let your dentist/hygienist know if you find things are getting too uncomfortable for your liking. They can recommend various options to make the cleaning more enjoyable.

Painful cleaning experiences can be caused by a number of things: a rough dentist or hygienist, exposed dentine (not dangerous, but can make cleanings unpleasant), or sore gum tissues.

In case you may have had painful cleaning experiences in the past, switching to a gentle hygienist/dentist and perhaps a spot of nitrous oxide can often make all the difference. You could also choose to be numbed. If you find the scaling a bit uncomfortable because the gum tissues (rather than the teeth themselves) are sensitive, topical numbing gels can be used.

 

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My teeth are unsized. And an odour smell comes out of my mouth. What shall I do. Please suggest me as soon as possible.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need braces & deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening. 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 was addicted for pan masala (jarda), but now i left, but my mouth is not opening fully & there seems to be a wound on the end of gum, please suggest any gel or liquid for healing of wound.

BDS
Dentist, Kanchipuram
Hi, Your condition is called Submucous Fibrosis. Please visit a dentist immediately.He will diagnose the stages of the condition and treats you accordingly.Very very important to avoid taking even a single pan masala.
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I am 18 years old sir I am facing teeth problem there is gap in my teeth. What to do?

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
I am 18 years old sir I am facing teeth problem there is gap in my teeth. What to do?
Hi thanks for the query regarding gap in teeth you need to undergo orthodontic (braces) treatment. It will take near about 15 to 18 months based on problem. Or you can go for crowns on teeth for faster result. Consult your dentist for the same thank you
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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Dry mouth, a common side effect of taking medications, is a condition that leaves the mouth without enough saliva to wash away food from your teeth. This can increase your risk for developing gum disease
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I am a man 33 years of age. I keep getting a lot of decays in my teeth. Although I have got a 6 of them filled a couple of years back new decays have developed. I'd also like to add that I brush my teeth properly thrice a day. I have started experiencing sensitivity in two of my cavities now for which my dentist suggested I get root canal treatment done. I do not want to go through the pain of all that. I want an end to these problems and would like to know if I have an alternate to RCT. Be it in Ayurveda or homeopathy.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I am a man 33 years of age. I keep getting a lot of decays in my teeth. Although I have got a 6 of them filled a coup...
There is no any alternative of RCT . If u take any medicine whether ayurvedic or allopathic it will give u only temporary relief not cure you permanantly. So better you go with Rct.Relief from sensitivity I would like to add that either you use your brush vigrously or either using hard brush. Always use soft brush. Do mouthwash regularly. Untill that u can use sensitive paste like hiora k or thermosealRA. Sensitivity will be ok..twice daily affected area.
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Black lining formed in the inner lower teeth can be get ridden by clove oil or do clove oil helps to to kill the cavity to a great extent.

BDS
Dentist, Mohali
Black lining formed in the inner lower teeth can be get ridden by clove oil or do clove oil helps to to kill the cavi...
Clove oil will not be helpful for cavities. First of all it has to be cleared that whether black lining is due to decay or stains. If its due to decay then it may need filling and if its due to staining then scaling (professional cleaning) polishing and stain removing will suffice.
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I am 32 years old male. I feel like to spit always. I even tried salt water gargling. Whenever I drink and smoke I feel like to spit more. I facing this problem for more than 10 years you have any permanent solution for this.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 32 years old male. I feel like to spit always. I even tried salt water gargling. Whenever I drink and smoke I fe...
Hello, smoking is injurious for health, u, should know, why? **it, blocks & damages your air pipe, including lungs. Causing lungs cancer, copd, diminishing its capacity to retain oxygen. * it, increases cholesterol level, threatening to heart. Not only that, people around u, will be sufferer of the same punishment for no fault of their. U, being the, victim of breathing disorder, asthma, gastric disorder, diseases of eyes, palpitation of heart with anaemia. Lack of concentration. Irritation with anguish temperament. Loss of weight, insomnia, will ruin yours as well as your spouse & children's future. * it's advisable to get rid of this killing agent, as soon as possible for the betterment of entire family & your near & dears *tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins to hydrate yourself. *don't skip your meal, it should b easily digestible on time. *go for meditation to reduce your stress and to inhale plenty of oxygen to restore the flexibility of lungs to increase its tidal value to nourish the whole body of yours. *tk, apples, carrots, cheese, almonds, walnuts, spinach, papaya, banana, milk, fish, chicken soup. *tk homoeo medicine, gentle. & rapid in action with no adverse effect, thereof. @ nux vom 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ caladeum 20-6 pills, thrice a day. *avoid, caffiene, alcohol, junkfood. Stay fit & fine.
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Hi I am 24 year old girl I am experiencing aa weird situation, 4 teeth are growing in back of my gums and it is really painful what should I do please suggest.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hi I am 24 year old girl I am experiencing aa weird situation, 4 teeth are growing in back of my gums and it is reall...
Wisdom teeth usually make their appearance between the ages of 17 and 21, though it's possible for them to push through earlier or later. Referred to as your" third molars, these four teeth begin to push through the skin like any other tooth, which can cause pain. However, wisdom teeth are much more likely to grow in at an incorrect angle – even sideways – causing impaction that can radiate this pain to the teeth in front of it.
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I have pain in my mouth near right side ear and throat also I can not open my mouth if I do it get pain but no problem in my tooth I can not understand y it was?

MDS Prosthodontics, MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I have pain in my mouth near right side ear and throat also I can not open my mouth if I do it get pain but no proble...
According to your history and site of pain, there are chances that 1) your wisdom tooth is causing pain 2) some decayed tooth is causing pain 3) gum infection may be there 4) if nothing from above than consult ent specialist as soon as possible.
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70% missing teeth. Unable to chew and bite food. Please advice type of treatment and cost.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Noida
70% teeth missing . Looks like full mouth rehab case , best is to go for implants after getting your diabetes under control.
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I have stains in my teeth. I had it cleaned every 3months basis. Bt it keeps on appearing. Doc advice me not to smoke r drink neither. Bt I am a tetottler I hv never drank alcohol r smoke cigrate in my life. Pls suggest something. I brush twice a day.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I have stains in my teeth. I had it cleaned every 3months basis. Bt it keeps on appearing. Doc advice me not to smoke...
you try to get scaling done aling with polishing. use a mouth wash ,rinse after each meal,use a anti plaque tooth paste and soft bristles tooth brush
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One of my wisdom tooth is not coming out completely its like coming sideways and is having a very large gap in between which has a strange odour.

MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Panchkula
Sahil the bad odour is due to the food lodgement in the space. You can keep the are clean by using a interdental brush. But if the problem still persist then get your wisdom teeth extracted because this will lead to decay of your adjacent teeth.
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Hi Mai Nilesh mere teeth me dard hota Hai halka sa masude me kalpan Hai what I do.

Dentist, Bangalore
Hi Mai Nilesh mere teeth me dard hota Hai halka sa masude me kalpan Hai what I do.
The tooth might be infected from the root massage your gums proprrly also take an xray to rule out the exact cause of the pain persist the tooth might go for root canal treatment.
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I have teeth problem. Its bleeding and pain some time And more sensitive. Please give me proper solution.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have teeth problem.
Its bleeding and pain some time And more sensitive.
Please give me proper solution.
Hello, *take easily digestible diet, avoiding junk food. *homoeo-carre** @ acid nit 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ merc sol 200- 6 pill, once a day -7 days. @ calendula q-10 drops, with 1/4 cup of water, rinse your mouth twice a day report, wkly.
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? problem hai. Dr. ko bhi dekhaya hai ulcer ki problem ho sakti hai last 8 month se medicine chal rahi hai. Jab tak medicine leti rathi hai dard nahi hota hai, khali pat bhi dard hota hai. Please tell me kya kare.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
? problem hai. Dr.  ko bhi dekhaya hai ulcer ki problem ho sakti hai last 8 month se medicine chal rahi hai. Jab tak ...
Ulcer jahan hai med ke hisab se dudenol ulcer lagta hai tali cheezen mirch masala na khayein dahi le sakate hain.
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I faced my teeth gum problem when I eat meat. because I don't have proper teeth. How may release from this problem?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I faced my teeth gum problem when I eat meat. because I don't have proper teeth. How may release from this problem?
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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I am having Sensation in mouth similar to after effect of consuming hot liquid. what it could be?

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I am having Sensation in mouth similar to after effect of consuming hot liquid. what it could be?
This is hypersensitivity of teeth. Start using a desensitizing tooth paste and mouthwash. Consult a dentist for check up and further treatment.
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