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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 22 years old. I always get these mouth ulcers. No matter how much vegetables I eat. Please guide me.

B.D.S
Dentist,
I am 22 years old. I always get these mouth ulcers. No matter how much vegetables I eat. Please guide me.
Mouth ulcers have various etiological factors. Means reasons. Most common reason is stress. Kindly start with bcomplex capsules twice a day for 10 days.
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My kid has tooth decay problem for 3 teeth. Pls help me to do permanent filling r temporary filling N present he don't have any pain.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
My kid has tooth decay problem for 3 teeth. Pls help me to do permanent filling r temporary filling
N present he don'...
Kindly get the cavities filled before they become deep and painful. Please make him brush twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain his oral hygiene.
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BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
Since food is meant to be enjoyed, retainers can be removed while having meals and keeping them safely back in their cases.
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I am doing Oil Pulling daily since few Days. In the Morning before brushing teeth. I like to do twice daily. kindly advise whether I have to before dinner or before going to Sleep in night. Kindly Suggest which oils can be used for Oil Pulling. Is it advisable to do Oil Pulling using Almond Oil. I await your kind response in this regards.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am doing Oil Pulling daily since few Days. In the Morning before brushing teeth. I like to do twice daily. kindly a...
Oil pulling is best method. Do it in the morning empty stomach only one time and if you want to do it for twice then take sesam oil inthe morning and almond oil in night at night before sleep.
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I had my wisdom root removed how to know if I have a infection what are the symptoms.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
As with any procedure, removing your wisdom teeth carries some risks. However, these risks are usually small. Risks can include: Dry socket – where a blood clot fails to develop in the tooth socket, or if the blood clot becomes dislodged nerve injury –this can cause temporary or permanent problems, such as pain and numbness infection – signs include a high temperature, yellow or white discharge from the extraction site, and persistent pain and swelling Bleeding You should see your dentist if you have signs of infection after the procedure, or if you're bleeding heavily from the extraction site.
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I have very pain in my teeth.What can i do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist,
I have very pain in my teeth.What can i do?
If wisdom teeth can't act a maxillofacial surg if not in correct place get them removed if rad lko you may show me in the mean time warm salt water gargles will give you relief.
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I am 21 years old I have ulcers from past2 weeks I use dologel thrice a day but no results is coming out I still uave ulcers in my mouth. What should I do?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vellore
I am 21 years old I have ulcers from past2 weeks I use dologel thrice a day but no results is coming out I still uave...
Greetings! dear lybrate user, the ulcer may be due to stress take curd and curd rice, take iced milk, take cucumber will heal the ulcer very speedily take tender coconut and fresh juices avoid spicy food and oily food for a week. Thank you, get well soon have a healthy life
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Dr saheb pyrea hoo gaya hai teeth mein green and kala kala saa hoo gaya hai jiski wajah see lower front teeth thoda patla bhi hoo gaya hai daily brush bhi karta huin dant kanti and aab halka halka saa 2 pass kee teeth mein bhi kala kala saa hoo gaya hai masoodoo kee neechee help karen.

BDS
Dentist, Pune
So called dental pyrea can be treated completely with manual cleaning of the gums and teeth and with some medication. After evaluation of your condition your dentist will advice you the best treatment protocol. If you can share your pics that would be helpful for me to guide you better.
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How much salt or sodium is good for me? How much sugar is good for me? Which foods and drinks containing sugar cause tooth decay?

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
How much salt or sodium is good for me?
How much sugar is good for me?
Which foods and drinks containing sugar cause ...
Approximately 4-6 gms of sodium is sufficient for your daily needs.This equals about 2 tsps of common salt. 2-3 tsps of sugar can suffice daily, however this should include any sweets, dessert, and your tea, coffee etc. Try to avoid free sugar intake.... instead have dried fruits & fresh fruits.
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Blood come out of my teeth around one week. What should I do?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist,
Blood come out of my teeth around one week. 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 a dentist for professional cleaning and check-up to know the exact cause and solution of your problem. Regards shilpa Dr. Krinita motwani's dental clinic.
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L am 39 years female. My lower tooth was decayed last year Dr. did RC in it but it broken after 6 months partly what should I do now? please give me suitable decision. Thanks.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
L am 39 years female. My lower tooth was decayed last year Dr. did RC in it but it broken after 6 months partly what ...
Take Chamomilla 30C one dose now and then start taking Nilhilinum 200 2 doses daily for 2 weeks. It will be start getting alright within 2 days. Take care. :)
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Hello sir, I am facing sensitive tooth problem since last 4 days what I should do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hello sir, I am facing sensitive tooth problem since last 4 days what I should do?
A major cause of tooth sensitivity is root exposure. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray) to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning along with desensitizing procedures and / or artificial enamel filling. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. You may consult me in person. Until then apply a desensitizing paste (sensodyne tooth paste) on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min until you brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight will be better. 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 24 years male. I am having chest and tooth pain on regular basis.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist,
Is it a tooth pain or jaw pain. It might be a coincidence or there may be a cardiac problem which is radiation as pain on the left side of the jaw. Consult both a physician and a dentist on urgent basis.
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Hi I am just 28 and my mouth is not open as usual. Kindly guide me what may be the possibilities behind this. And please guide me what should I do.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hi I am just 28 and my mouth is not open as usual.
Kindly guide me what may be the possibilities behind this.
And ple...
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 have problem related to my tongue. Ascent. I can not able to pronounce some name correctly.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have problem related to my tongue. Ascent. I can not able to pronounce some name correctly.
Kindly consult an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Oral & maxillofacial surgeon will need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment.
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I have sensitivity problem and my tooth suddenly starts aching on hitting something hard.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I have sensitivity problem and my tooth suddenly starts aching on hitting something hard.
This could b either due to sensitivity due to loss of enamel surface or due to decay of tooth. Tooth decay can b treated by filling of tooth or by rct n capping of the decay is deep. Sensitivity can b reduced by using desensitizing toothpaste such as senquelf or sensodyne toothpaste by rubbing some amount of toothpaste onto your tooth surface n wait till 5 mins before rinsing it off. Get your teeth evaluated by dentist to know the cause of your problem n get treated accordingly. Regards.
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I 38 year old. Toady in accident my lower jaw front two no of teeth's come out from root. sugest me which is best procedure or surgery to replant artificial new teeth.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
I 38 year old. Toady in accident my lower jaw front two no of teeth's come out from root. sugest me which is best pro...
Hello lybrate-user it's sad to hear about your accident. Front teeth are always aesthetically very important. So I will suggest you the best treatment. If your lower jaw bone is fine, the best treatment for you is to opt for implant. In this without involving any adjacent teeth, we can replace your teeth. But if you have a budget problem, you can go for fixed teeth over there. Thank you. Tc.
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CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
There is nothing better and more beneficial for the teeth than coconut oil. It has a very strong effect in cases of fungi, microbes and bacteria and according to studies it can kill tooth decay bacteria in no time.
Just one spoonful of coconut oil has the ability to prevent your teeth from decaying and can help you clean them much better than regular toothpastes, and it doesn’t even have side effects like in the cases of mouthwash products and fluoride.
The strong effects of coconut oil were researched at the Athlone Institute of Technology, where Irish scientists found out that coconut oil can inhibit mouth bacteria, especially in cases of candida albicans.

How can coconut oil prevent tooth decay?
By destroying the candida albicans, it prevents your teeth from developing dental diseases. The growth of candida albicans is helped with processed foods and sugar, and can also lead to other illnesses related to the digestive system. The scientists discovered that coconut oil has strong effect on common bacteria that help in teeth decay, such as the S. mutans, which is the primary cause for bad teeth, and have suggested that the coconut oil enzyme is a powerful alternative to chemicals that we use to protect our teeth.
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MY Teeth is so sensitive.Please suggest something.

BDS
Dentist,
MY Teeth is so sensitive.Please suggest something.
Sensitive to either cold or hot is important to know for diagnosis. You can use desensitising paste like ra thermoseal, senquel-f or vantej. Use ultra soft toothbrush. Dont do vigerous brushing. Use small circular gental movement to clean teeth. And aslo a visit to your dentist is very imortant to rule out cause for sensitivity.
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I have sensitivity problem with my teeth when I drink cold water. So what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Thane
I have sensitivity problem with my teeth when I drink cold water. So what should I do?
Hello, sensitivity is sharp, shooting type of sensation in teeth on contact of extremely cold or hot food which usually lasts for a few seconds and disappears completely after that and re-occurs again on such stimulus. Treatment plan for sensitive teeth goes as follows: 1. You can use any commercially available desensitizing toothpastes such as colgate sensitive or sensodyne as first line of treatment. If it reduces your sensitivity substantially you can continue brushing with toothpaste in long run to avoid further sensitivity. 2. If you don't get any relief from desensitizing toothpastes it indicates a more severe problem which will need further treatment like layering/coating the damaged tooth surface or filling of the tooth if there is big cavity or root canal treatment in extreme cases getting proper treatment leads to permanent relief in sensitivity problem.
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