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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 have teeth problem. I am getting pain during in take of chocolates, ice creams, sweets etc. And I am using sensodent tooth paste. But I did not get any relaxation. Please suggest me some tips to get rid of this problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have teeth problem. I am getting pain during in take of chocolates, ice creams, sweets etc. And I am using sensoden...
Hi, apply plantago q/ few drops on cotton swab, place it on the affected tooth/ teeth and press it tightly, do it thrice a day. Orally, take mag. Phos. 6x/ after every 2 hours. Cavity can be the reason for toothache. Do visit a dentist for proper diagnosis, share the reports with me. In case possible, will help you in treating your problem. Home-remedies: -rub a few drops of clove oil or can even press 2-3 cloves in between the teeth on the affected tooth several times daily until the ache goes away. -rub a few drops on the affected tooth several times daily until the ache goes away. -apply a cool compress to outside of mouth or cheek. -mix 1 tsp of salt in a glass of warm water. Rinse your mouth with saltwater. Swirl it around in your mouth and spit it out. Make sure that you don't swallow. -soak a cotton ball in a mixture of a few drops of garlic clove oil and a small amount of olive oil, and apply the cotton ball to the area of pain.
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I have problem in my gums. What I should do? Its very painful. Please give me your advice.

BDS
Dentist, Bhopal
I have problem in my gums. What I should do? Its very painful. Please give me your advice.
Scaling n root planing prevent your further loss of bone if it occurs due to gum disease i. E periodontitis. Scaling in every 6 months n astrigum or stolin for gum massage or ornigreat ointment for gum massage for initial first week. Warm saline rinses. Brush twice a day wd soft brush. Bt first go for scaling tn all above things will give you good result.
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Hello, I am 34 y old male and I have a dry mouth for last 4 months. When I drink water after 30 minute I need to water. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Keep sipping water, fresh fruit juices, lemonade, ginger ale and buttermilk, coconut water throughout the day. Avoid soda and other carbonated drinks, avoid alcohol and tobacco in any form. Brush your teeth regularly with flouride tooth paste, use mouth washes regularly and floss your teeth regularly. Visit your local dentist once in 3 months and check for cavities.
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Hello Dr. I have this problem whenever I, open my mouth,could hear the breaking of jaw bone near the ear lobe and cause mild pain. What do you suggest?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
We call it as TMD or MPDS Need to do the moist heat application and jaw exercise. But before doing it get a consult from the dentist .
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I'm 21 years old Male. It's been couple of months i've developed black stains on my teeth. I neither smoke nor use any Tobacco products. May I know what May be the reason?

BDS
Dentist, Pulwama
I'm 21 years old Male. It's been couple of months i've developed black stains on my teeth. I neither smoke nor use an...
Please visit your dentist. These can either be stains or carious lesions. Whatever the case, your dentist will solve it.
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I eat chocolates and oily food. My teeth are becoming yellow and also I sleep 7 hours and I suffer from headache. I also have acne mostly near my nose. I also do masturbation and now I am suffering from backpain and somewhat pain in left kidney.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I eat chocolates and oily food. My teeth are becoming yellow and also I sleep 7 hours and I suffer from headache. I a...
The simplest method of removing minor surface stains is polishing, or micro-abrasion if staining is more intrinsic. Provided that your discolouration is not due to inadequate enamel exposing the dentin, tooth whitening (bleaching) is often the most effective treatment for yellow stained teeth. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Use snowdent tooth paste for whitening until then. Apply snowdent paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min. Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results.
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I have problem of mouth ulcers and few white patches on my tongue and one under the lower lip. I have tingling in my teeth which becomes worse when I eat hot / cold items. I have been eating/ chewing tobacco in the recent past and stopped for now. I request medication/ any anti biotic tablets for this purpose. THANKS - ASHWANI ANAND.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have problem of mouth ulcers and few white patches on my tongue and one under the lower lip. I have tingling in my ...
Quit habits strictly. Various treatment modalities for oral leukoplakia have been reported, but there is currently no consensus on the most appropriate treatment The treatment modalities include change of lifestyle factors such as tobacco and alcohol intake, Medication with retinoids or antimycotics, 13-cis-retenoic acid, carotenoids, Vitamin C, E, Natural agents (green tea) & Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents Surgical excision, Cryosurgery, Laser evaporation or laser excision.
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Respected, I always get stucjk mouth ulcers. It really pains alot, due to which I cannot eat food properly an loosing weight. Please provide some useful tips to get rid of these mouth ulcers ?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Hi hearing your complain I think you have certain vitamin deficiencies in your body if you are suffering from repeated ulcers. Ulcers are of many types 1 Stress ulcer: which occurs repeatedly at a span of 7 days and main reason is stress and work load in your life. 2 traumatic ulcer: it occurs due to biting on cheek or toungue accidently during eating these ulcers are not repititive 3 non- healing ulcer: it occurs because of some habits like smoking, chewing tobacco. Looking at your complain I think you are suffering from stress ulcers. Treatment: you can take multivitamin tablets like tab b-folcin plus once a day for 30 days, mucopain gel to be applied on the ulcers twice for 10 days, avoid hot and spicy food for some days. I hope my advice would be helpin you thank you
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MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Faridabad
Taking a good meal before going for the RCT is a good idea as the process can take as long as 3 hours in some cases.
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I am a 35 years old male, I suffered bad smell my mouth last 6 months, whether cool & rain season this smell is came, what I should do?

BDS
Dentist, Jalgaon
I am a 35 years old male, I suffered bad smell my mouth last 6 months, whether cool & rain season this smell is came,...
Bad smell or bad breath can be due to poor oral hygiene. Go for full mouth cleaning that is scaling and follow good oral hygiene.
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I have cavities. If I cleared it means there is any chance for it to form again in my teeth?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have cavities. If I cleared it means there is any chance for it to form again in my teeth?
Nicles you are having cavities . having blood in mouth in morning shows poor oral hygiene . The best way to get rid cavities is filling of cavities regular rinse with Mouthwashes (listerine )after meals . you have to visit dental surgeon ,for filling .and ensure your teeth stay healthy.
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My daughter is 3 years n 9 months old. She is suffering from ear pain since morning 6 am. And telling that she has pain under jaw. May be tonsils. No fever. Can I give crocin ds for her pain relief or can you suggest any other medicine?

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
My daughter is 3 years n 9 months old. She is suffering from ear pain since morning 6 am. And telling that she has pa...
Crocin or ibuprofen plus suspension less than 5 ml at a time may reduce symptoms of pain and fever to some extent and temporarily. Problem looks like some infection connected with throat with lymphnode child may require appropriate antibiotics on advise of a doctor on direct examination and proper diagnosis.
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I'm suffering from mouth smell. Bacteria increasing very quickly in my mouth i don't know the exact reason, I have some stomach problem, Pleas help.

Doctor of Medicine
General Physician, Surat
It may be due to hyperacidity too so better to treat this first and dentist opinion is also necessary, take care for oral hygeine.
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MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Thane
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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MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
The consumption of food which is difficult to chew during orthodontic treatment like hard and crunchy food should be avoided.
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I have black gum near the teeth since years I used many toothpaste but I dont get any proper result. Help me.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I have black gum near the teeth since years I used many toothpaste but I dont get any proper result. Help me.
black color gums are normal condition. .it is due to melanin pigmentation on gums... toothpaste will not be helpful. .. if you want pink color for gums, you can go for gums depigmentation surgery. ..
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I am a 28 yrs old male suffering from loose bleeding gums. Off late, I have undergone teeth scaling but I am afraid the same problem is going to arise. What precautions should I take?

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I am a 28 yrs old male suffering from loose bleeding gums. Off late, I have undergone teeth scaling but I am afraid t...
You might need flap surgery. There are no complications as such. You need to see a periodontist. Dont worry.
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Hii sir. I have space in my front teeth. And I want to reshape them. Please leovide me some suggestions.

MDS Prosthodontics, B.D.S
Dentist, Kolkata
Hii sir. I have space in my front teeth. And I want to reshape them. Please leovide me some suggestions.
Dental braces or cosmetic smile designing can help you correct it. Please kindly consult a dentist for a detailed oral examination and do the needful as suggested.
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I have a very bad breath. I take care while brushing. But it doesn't change anything. I fear to speak in public. May I have the best solution for this. Or do you recommend a toothpaste?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have a very bad breath. I take care while brushing. But it doesn't change anything. I fear to speak in public. May ...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical procedures. You may consult me in person too. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue. 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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