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Dr. P. Karthika

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. P. Karthika Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. P. Karthika is a trusted Dentist in Anna Nagar West, Chennai. You can consult Dr. P. Karthika at Anantan Dental & Facial Surgery in Anna Nagar West, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. P. Karthika on Lybrate.com.

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I am 30 years old male, I have a problem of recurring mouth ulcers. Very painful and big ulcers occur often in my mouth, tongue, inner cheek wall. It a hereditary problem, can it be because of allergic reaction to some particular food items?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
How's your stomoch take fibrous diet drink plenty of water take cap zevit twice daily apply metrogyldg gel locally.
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Hi the enamel which is missing in my tooth as told by the doc. Will it reproduce itself naturally after some days?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hi the enamel which is missing in my tooth as told by the doc. Will it reproduce itself naturally after some days?
Nopes enamel is a non living tissue. It will not reproduce naturally. You should avoid rash brushing of teeth. Use the correct method of brushing with tooth brush of softer bristles and thus prevent it's abration. Go and see a dentist, you will b needing a proper treatment.
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Hi doctor my self anupma rathore I am 22 year old girl and I have yellow teeth problem last 6 months what should I do. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi doctor my self anupma rathore I am 22 year old girl and I have yellow teeth problem last 6 months what should I do...
Hello. When brushing twice a day and flossing doesn't help improve your yellow teeth, it's time to consider other options. Teeth become yellow due to stains – both deep and surface-level – as well as other causes that sometimes aren't under our control. Although coffee and cigarettes leave stains on your teeth over time, thin tooth enamel also makes teeth look yellow. Tooth enamel is the hard, white surface of your teeth, and underneath it is a pale brown substance called dentin. Thick enamel looks white, but thin enamel allows dentin tones to show through, making teeth look yellow from the outside. Enamel naturally wears thin as people age, but acids from foods and drinks such as sour candies, oranges and soda also thin the enamel by eroding its surface. Saliva neutralizes acid and washes it away, but people suffering from dry mouth miss out on this protective effect. Other causes of yellow teeth include antibiotic use or excessive fluoride intake in young children, which can cause yellow-stained adult teeth later. Treatments for certain conditions can also affect tooth color. For example, head and neck radiation and chemotherapy can cause teeth discoloration. In addition, certain infections in pregnant mothers can cause tooth discoloration in the infant by affecting enamel development. Certain medication, mouth rinses can also causes yellow staining. Preventing Yellow Teeth: Avoiding smoking, coffee and soda helps prevent yellow teeth, or you can get into the habit of drinking those darker beverages through a straw. Drink milk or plain water after eating or drinking something acidic to help reduce the acid's eroding effect. Brushing and flossing also help, and avoiding snacks between meals allows your saliva to dilute the acids in your mouth too. Using over-the-counter whitening agents will also helps. Discolorations are generally responsive to bleaching procedures.
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The angle of my left jaw is not similar to right one. There is an extension, on clinching it extends outwards. I have gone through tests like FNAC, ultrasound, X-ray, also CT scan. But in all these there is everything normal. It is about since 5 years ago, but tested recently. What should I do? Please suggest me.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Facial assymetry can be normal at times. May be you have hyperactive masseter muscle on the left side. One has to go for emg of muscles of mastication. But before that clinical evaluation is needed.
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I am suffering from mouth ulcers last 4 years. When I take medicine one week it'll be cure but after some days is again came back mouth ulcers can you suggest me. What can I do?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I am suffering from mouth ulcers last 4 years. When I take medicine one week it'll be cure but after some days is aga...
Hello, you can apply baking soda or do baking soda in water mouth rinses. This will help to heal your ulcers. If they still persist, you need to consult a physician and get your vitamin B levels checked. If required, you can take supplements for it.
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DICOI, International College of Continuing Dental Education (FICCDE), Certified Implantologist, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Hisar
Eating a piece of cheese after a meal helps in pulling away some of the plaque and leftover tiny food particles from meals. And since it contains calcium, it adds to the health of teeth and bones as well.
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I have a problem of foul smell from mouth. Already consulted with local doctor but it is not cured. What I should do to avoid the smell?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I have a problem of foul smell from mouth.
Already consulted with local doctor but it is not cured.
What I should do ...
Brush twice daily and use a mouthwash afterward. Gargle forcefully with water after you eat or drink anything. Increase your water intake. Avoid oilly n spicy food. Avoid caffeinated beverages and alcoholic drinks. Bad breath can be due to accumulation of plaque and tartar on teeth, decay in teeth, sour throat, bad digestion, dry mouth, consumption of aromatic foods like onions, consumption of caffeinated beverages or alcoholic drinks.
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MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Saliva is one of our body's strongest soldiers battling bacteria. Foods that promote saliva production, such as tart or sour foods including lemons, limes, cherries and cranberries, can help your body fight bacteria in your mouth. Drinking water is another great way to produce saliva, clear bacteria and cleanse your oral cavity. Foods that have a high water content also help to thwart the process of decay by diluting the sugars in the foods you consume. In other words, eat your fruits and veggies.

I am 55 years old woman and my teeth was not so work fine and what's toothpaste I use for generally.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 55 years old woman and my teeth was not so work fine and what's toothpaste I use for generally.
Please elaborate on exactly what is your tooth problem in general if you want. Medium bristle toothbrush with a fluoridated pastes like colgate total or pepsodent germicheck is recommended. Brushing twice is very important.
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My tooth is decayed. And m not doing anything. What will be the worst effect in this case.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My tooth is decayed. And m not doing anything. What will be the worst effect in this case.
Toot decay on progress leads to pain. If untreated, it may even cause abscess. So it is always advised to have early treatment.
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Hello sir, i am 30yr old. Actually my front 2 teeths are littlebig & there is 3-4mm gap in between them & they are slitly coming outside. Is this possible to make it well? If yes then how much the treatment cost?

BDS
Dentist, Nagpur
You can go for a composite laminate or a crown depending on how much outside they are . cost can range from 2k to 20k
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Despite of brushing & cleaning my tongue with tongue cleaner twice a day without fail, heavy white creams layer gets deposited on my tongue which I believe is main cause for bad breath as well. Can someone please help me as this is now getting out of control n incurable despite of maintaining hygiene.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Despite of brushing & cleaning my tongue with tongue cleaner twice a day without fail, heavy white creams layer gets ...
Take anti crude 30 3 times in a day for 5 days and than report me after 7days. There are good resullt in homeopathy for your complait.
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Coming bad smell from mouth, even after brush. What should I do to avoid bad smell?

Dental Clinic
Dentist, Gurgaon
Coming bad smell from mouth, even after brush.
What should I do to avoid bad smell?
Maintaining good oral health is essential to reducing bad breath, so be sure you schedule regular dental visits for a dental cleaning and checkup. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food debris and plaque, and brush your tongue, too. Once a day, use floss or an interdental cleaner to clean between teeth.
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What should I do to improve my dental health, I am 35 and most of my grinding teeth are really messed up, one got totally decayed by cavities. I brush with the best quality toothpaste and am a teetotaller.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
What should I do to improve my dental health, I am 35 and most of my grinding teeth are really messed up, one got tot...
Hello, get a consult from a dentist, if there is any cavity get it filled. To improve your dental health get your scaling and polishing done from a dentist every 6 months. Brush twice regularly following proper brushing technique. Floss regularly. Rinse after every meal.
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Hi I am nearly 20 years old and both last sides of my teeth's bottom teeth set are swollen (in hindi masoor dono taraf niche vaale daanto ke last teeth k side vaala masoor sooj gya hai both side left and right) is this due to wisdom teeth or akal daar or any other reason please tell. It does, t pain but very very very light pain like its no pain. So what might me developing?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi I am nearly 20 years old and both last sides of my teeth's bottom teeth set are swollen (in hindi masoor dono tara...
Yes it might be because of the eruption of wisdom tooth... as this is the usual age... If you have pain and discomfort and before it increases in intensity and for smooth eruption of teeth you may take homoeopathic medicine Mag Car 30 tds for 1 week..
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I'm student when l eat sweet things my teeth feel very pain I do regular brush but no my problems is finished.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I'm student when l eat sweet things my teeth feel very pain I do regular brush but no my problems is finished.
The type of treatment you have for toothache /sensitivity/swelling will depend on the cause of the pain, so your dentist will examine your mouth and may carry out an X-ray to try to identify the problem. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling is caused by tooth decay, your dentist will remove the decayed area and replace it with a filling. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling is caused by a loose or broken filling, the filling will be taken out, any decay will be removed and a new filling put in place. •If the pulp inside your tooth is infected, you may need root canal treatment. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp and then inserting a special type of filling to seal the tooth and prevent re-infection. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling can't be treated using these methods, or if your tooth is impacted (wedged between another tooth and your jaw), it may need to be removed.
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I am 20 year old boy when I drink cold water so feeling pain in the roots of the teeth jaw. please suggest me.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I am 20 year old boy when I drink cold water so feeling pain in the roots of the teeth jaw. please suggest me.
Hello, visit a dentist and get it checked, get an X-ray done if required. If there is cavity get it filled. For sensitive teeth you can use any sensitive toothpaste available in market.
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BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Patients should visit their endodontists (especially trained to perform root canal treatment) or general dentist after the root canal treatment to have proper restorative work completed on the tooth.
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My 2 bottom incisors feel weirdly rough when I touch them with my tongue from the inside and look kinda funny but from the smiling view the look perfectly fine, I am afraid they might be decaying what should I do or take.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Roughness could b due to accumulation of plaque n calculus as one tends to brush less/ improperly the lingual surface of teeth. Get a professional cleaning done by dentist who'll guide you if decay exists.
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