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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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Does bone grafting or guided tissue regeneration procedures need to undergo dental surgery

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Thane
Does bone grafting or guided tissue regeneration procedures need to undergo dental surgery
Not all dental procedures require guided tissue regeneration (gtr). It is only indicated when we need to grow bone or any other tissue if there is any defect present. Generally this is done in periodontal flap procedure. Guided bone regeneration is generally attempted when you have something called as" angular defect" or a" vertical defect" in the bone.
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The Silent Signs of Gum Disease

MDS , BDS
Dentist, Delhi
The Silent Signs of Gum Disease

Overall oral health consists of health of both the soft and the hard tissues in the mouth. While teeth are the hard tissues, the soft tissues include the lips, tongue, cheek, palate, and most importantly the gums. The gums or the periodontium (perio - around, dont - tooth) surrounds the tooth and provides nutritional support and structural support with its connective tissue. The gums are the unsung heroes in maintaining a healthy set of teeth.

It is common observation that dental decay is more attended to than gum disease.  The symptoms associated with decay, be it discoloration, food lodgment, sensitivity, and sometimes pain are a lot more demanding.

The bad news is that the same bacteria have a harmful effect on the gums too. The good news is that gum disease also (like tooth decay), takes time to develop. The bacteria in the mouth and the plaque are the main initiators of gum disease too. It is more innocuous and not immediately attended to, sometime even gets ignored for years until it become severe and mandates treatment. Certain medical conditions like pregnancy, diabetes, stroke, etc., lead to greater severity of the gum disease.

Chronic gum or periodontal disease, if left untreated, can even lead to multiple tooth loss and require dentures much earlier than required. It is not difficult to diagnose gum disease as the symptoms are quite easy to identify, including

  • Red, swollen, or painful gums:  As with any infection, redness and swelling and pain are the first symptoms of gum disease too.
  • Spontaneous bleeding of gums: The gums can look spongy and puffed and can sometimes bleed without even a touch
  • Chronic bad breath: The bacteria are constantly acting on the food debris to produce acid, leading to a bad breath (halitosis)
  • Pressure on the gums can produce pus: Cumulative infection can lead to gingival abscess
  • Bad taste in the mouth: If there is an abscess, it will discharge pus into the mouth, leading to this metallic taste
  • Gingival recession, where the tooth appears to have grown longer. The gum line recedes from its original place, exposing more of the tooth.  This also causes greater sensitivity, especially to hot or cold foods
  • Slight loosening of the teeth (in severe cases) as the fibers loosen their hold around the tooth.
  • Painful chewing, it puts extra pressure on the fibers of the periodontium.

Some people are more prone for gum disease than others. The risk factors include smoking, increased 
female hormones, and chronic illnesses like diabetes and cancer.

Management: Regular visits to the dentist can help identify these at an early stage and manage both progression and severity. Additionally, managing risk factors like smoking and chronic illnesses also is helpful.

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I am a 29 years old female and have mouth ulcer for last 2 months. What should I do?

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Hi, there are many causes of mouth ulcers like stress, trauma, constipation, vitamin deficiency and many more. You can apply mucopain gel over the ulcers for relief. Visit an oral medicine specialist for complete treatment. Regards.
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I'm 62 yrs young man. Having no sugar, no bp .Now a days whole day drowsiness, loud snoring, bad breath, very bad smell from mouth.Please do help

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Please get cleaning done at nearby dentist clinic for bad breath & bad smell because they are caused due to food accumulation in the mouth also known as plaque.
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HiI have 3 years old kid, although he brushed everyday but still his teeth are yellow. He brush with colgate kid toothpaste. Pls suggest.

MDS
Dentist, Bangalore
HiI have 3 years old kid, although he brushed everyday but still his teeth are yellow. He brush with colgate kid toot...
Children teeth color vary from whitish yellow to yellowish. It is quite normal. Continue brushing twice daily.
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I'm 26 years old, I'm suffering from lower wisdom tooth pain from past two days. The wisdom tooth is covered with gum tissue over it. doctor told me that it would required surgery. I wanna know that there is any painless technique to remove tooth without pain. I'm getting stiffness too on my face and headache with pressure like sinus.

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
I'm 26 years old, I'm suffering from lower wisdom tooth pain from past two days. The wisdom tooth is covered with gum...
If these problems are bothering you repeatedly, then you must opt for removal of wisdom tooth. Get it done under local anesthetia or sedation, procedure will be painless.
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Hi My gum is swelling for last two days, have little pain too. What should be done.

BDS
Dentist, Botad
May be your gums got inflamed due to plaque, calculus or any injury. If plaque or calculus is there you need to go for scaling and need to improve your oral prophylaxis. Consult dentist.
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Dentist, Gurgaon
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MDS
Dentist, Delhi
By using a wire brush, gently clean between brackets (under the wires) to get the plaque off. It is very necessary to keep the mouth free from plaque during the orthodontic treatment.
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I brush daily twice from last 3yrs. And apply many homemade method to keep teeth white. But my teeth still yellow. What can I do for it?

Diploma In Health Managment , BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I brush daily twice from last 3yrs. And apply many homemade method to keep teeth white. But my teeth still yellow. Wh...
I don't know much but yes if they are healthy than no worries it might be due to your personal genetic make up and may be in your family just try some ayurveda treatment.
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When I wake up in the morning, my breath smells so bad. I went to dentist and he said your teeth are ok, it can be due to stomach problem, please help me what should I do?

MDS Prosthodontics, B.D.S
Dentist, Kolkata
When I wake up in the morning, my breath smells so bad. I went to dentist and he said your teeth are ok, it can be du...
Get a clinical examination done by your dentist. Scaling and polishing will help, but follow the treatment plan given by your dentist after complete oral check up.
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I have a bad odour mouth. What should I do?

I have a bad odour mouth.
What should I do?
Bad odour from mouth means there must be accumulation of food particles in gums, so start brushing thoroughly after each meal.
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Hi my friend have ulcer problem with stage 2 and he unable to recover from after taking proper precautions but still no progress. So any advice from your side. Please send your suggestion?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hi my friend have ulcer problem with stage 2 and he unable to recover from after taking proper precautions but still ...
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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I am suffering from sore mouth since 10 days and My stomach is also upset because of that what should I do for that.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from sore mouth since 10 days and My stomach is also upset because of that what should I do for that.
If the mouth ulcer is causing a lot of pain, gently rub a small ice cube over the spot or rinse your mouth with ice-cold water. You could also chew on a clove bud (lavang) and direct the juice generated to the area where the ulcer is located. Clove buds are a great ingredient to cure sore throat too. To prevent the ulcerated area from getting infected, make it a point to rinse your mouth with a little salt water. Remember, this won’t make the ulcer disappear, but it can help reduce the pain. Honey is a natural humectant. It helps reduce scarring and hastens the process of new tissue growth. This, along with its anti-microbial effect ensures faster healing of the mouth ulcer. Chew a few leaves of tulsi along with some water about three to four times every day. This will help in getting rid of ulcers faster and also have a preventive action against their recurrence. Applying a little coconut oil directly onto the mouth ulcer or chewing some coconut (fresh or dry) helps reduce pain and inflammation and hence, ulcers heal faster. Mix some sugar to crushed khus-khus seeds and consume this mixture for instant relief from ulcers. You could apply a little ghee directly to the ulcerated area, or drink a glass of buttermilk two or three times every day. Mouth ulcers left untreated generally go away in a week or so; with these home remedies, you can expect faster relief. However, if you notice an ulcer in the mouth that is persistently present although it does not cause you any pain, do not neglect it or try to treat it with home remedies beyond a few days. Make it a point to see a doctor soon because often, a painless mouth ulcer is one of the earliest signs of oral cancer.
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Its small hole in my teeth. What to do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
Its small hole in my teeth.
What to do?
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning and artificial enamel filling or root canal treatment. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. 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.
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I have been regularly suffered from mouth ulcer in past two years. I occurs 2-3 times in a month and lasts for around 6-7 days. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Solan
I have been regularly suffered from mouth ulcer in past two years. I occurs 2-3 times in a month and lasts for around...
Hi, please take acid nit 1m 3 doses, merc sol 200. Ars alb 200 6 pills twice a day and report back after with feedback. Drink lots of water.
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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay. 
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Hi doctor. I am 29 years old, my teeth all in not in order can I make a clip now and then how much cost is that approximately.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Hi doctor. I am 29 years old, my teeth all in not in order can I make a clip now and then how much cost is that appro...
Ya you can start orthodontic treatment (braces, clip) for your irregularly placed teeth. Metal braces approx cost will be rs. 27000/- and ceramic braces will be rs. 40000/- for more query contact to your nearest orthodontist.
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My father has ulcer problem so what can prefer to eat is not harm full for him. please given answer

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Eat soft foods. You can apply dologel ct on the ulcer. Two to three times day. For a week. Hopefully ulcer would subside. Take cap multivitamin once a day for for 7 days.
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