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Dr. Ritu

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Ritu Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Ritu is a trusted Dentist in West Mambalam, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Chitra Dental Clinic in West Mambalam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ritu on Lybrate.com.

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Hi sir/mam. My problem is I can not open my mouth because of chewing gutkha. And its paining when I try to open. So please suggest me any medicine for quick result.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hi sir/mam.
My problem is I can not open my mouth because of chewing gutkha.
And its paining when I try to open.
So p...
lybrate-userthanks for using Lybrate. Firstly I advise you to immediately stop consuming guthka anymore as it will more increase your problem. For pain you can have any pain killer and try to do some jaw excercise. For few days try this and see how it works if pain and opening of mouth will not improve then consult a physician who can thoroughly examine you.
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I am having a problem in my mouth, when the summer season comes I have been in the problem of Oral ulcer in my mouth at lower and upper lips and around the teeth corners. Please give me any solution?

MDS
Dentist, Chennai
I am having a problem in my mouth, when the summer season comes I have been in the problem of Oral ulcer in my mouth ...
Oral ulcers can be due to stress or nutritional deficiencies. So try to reduce your stress by relaxing yourself and eat plenty of fruits and raw vegetables. Drink lot of water.
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Oral and Dental Health

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Oral and Dental Health

Rinse your mouth with an alcohol-free mouthwash after every meal to avoid the formation of bacteria.

I am 14yrs old. At the age of 8 I had a broken front left tooth. It was alright till now, but now I had tooth ache &swelling near nose. Docs prescribed ordent & paracetamol tab. But for 1 week the swelling is not going. Now they say to do rct. Please advise. I don't want t o do it right now but after my 10th exams. Please it's very urgent. Thank you.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am 14yrs old. At the age of 8 I had a broken front left tooth. It was alright till now, but now I had tooth ache &s...
Its recommended to go for a root canal treatment now because swelling can increase and it can be more painful. That will affect your exams also. So its better you go for it. It wont take much time.
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Hello, l am 21 year old, recently i've treated with rootcanal and crowning (zirconia) for front teeth. And now I am facing cold sensitivity while drinking water. So please suggest me. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Nizamabad
Hello, l am 21 year old, recently i've treated with rootcanal and crowning (zirconia) for front teeth. And now I am f...
Hello, it could be because of improper root canal treatment or crown fixation. So better go to your doctor again n explain your problem. Be happy.
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Sir I have mouth ulcer problem every month I have this problem I have consult to many doctor but it doesn't work. I have taken Cortimax tablet.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir I have mouth ulcer problem every month I have this problem I have consult to many doctor but it doesn't work. I h...
Eat lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables & drink plenty of water. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need coronoplasty (smoothen teeth edges) along with t. Rebagen 10, morning one tab & one at night for 5 days, c. Becosules 5 cap, for five days in the morning after meals. Hexigel ointment on the area of ulcer. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. 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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My teeth (upper and lower incisors and molars) are getting blackened. Actually black! Which does not come off even after brushing. No history of tobacco consumption, smoking,tea or coffee. I've got scaling about 5 times. After each scaling it gets cleared only to recurrently come back. The last session was about 4 years ago. The toothpaste I use is either Colgate or pepsodent. I brush twice a day. Other than the above mentioned teeth, rest all are so amazingly white!

BDS, MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Noida
My teeth (upper and lower incisors and molars) are getting blackened. Actually black! Which does not come off even af...
You may be suffering from Turner's tooth. Which occurs due to trauma of deciduous tooth which in turn effects the mineralisation permanent tooth lying below or it may be tetracycline staining. Treatment will be either veneers or crown in front tooth preferably Emax for esthetic and posterior tooth u can go for pfm or zirconia crown.
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I have a problem of mouth ulcer, after every 8 to 10 days mouth ulcer come, what should I do?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
You may take cap bnc one a day locally apply metrogyl gel ointment suck on tab bifilac twice daily drink plenty of water. Take fibrous food you may add banana to your diet at night take isabgol husk two table spoon full and try to stay tension free.
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Dental Care Tips for Diabetes Patients

BDS
Dentist, Faridabad
Dental Care Tips for Diabetes Patients

Diabetes is a chronic, systemic disease and affects all parts of the body. While its effect on the nerves, eyes, kidneys, and skin is more common, their oral effects are less known. However, diabetes will vouch how they lost tooth and have dry mouth after their sugars went out of control.

  1. Oral Symptoms in Diabetics: There is a strong correlation between oral health and poorly controlled blood sugars. Some of the common oral indications of diabetes are as follows.
  2. Dry Mouth: There is less amount of saliva, which brings with it a whole lot of symptoms including soreness of the mucosa, ulcers, increased chances of infection, gum inflammation and tooth decay.
  3. Thrush: The saliva has higher sugar levels and attracts fungus (Candida in particular) which thrives in this dry, sugary environment. This produces a burning sensation in the mouth.
  4. Periodontal Disease: The gums get severely infected with gingival recession, where the gum line recedes exposing more of the tooth (tooth length seems to have increased). There is “pocket” formation, or space between the tooth and the gum which hosts a variety of bacteria. The periodontal ligament loses its strength to hold the tooth in place, and thereby teeth become mobile. If not worked upon in time, there could be multiple teeth lost.

As much as it sounds alarming, it is not. There are easy, simple ways to manage these. In fact, good overall management of diabetes will ensure the oral symptoms are also maintained under control. Following are some things to do which will help in managing diabetes in general and the oral symptoms in particular:

As soon as diabetes is diagnosed, visit a dentist to take stock of the oral health condition. Any identified problem should be treated to avoid progression.

  1. Keep a close watch to ensure blood sugar remains as close to normal as possible.

  2. Switch to a toothbrush with soft or extra-soft bristles. This will help reduce the pressure on the gums and thereby prevent gum bleeding

  3. After every meal, remember to brush the teeth.

  4. Flossing at least once a day will help remove food deposits between the teeth. Alternately, use interdental brushes.

  5. Rinse at least twice daily using an antiseptic mouthwash.

  6. Denture-wearers should always clean them daily and never go to sleep with the denture in the mouth.

  7. Smoking with diabetics is a strict no-no, work on quitting at the earliest.

  8. Visit a dentist every 3 months to ensure oral issues are identified at the earliest and treatment done with minimal intervention.

  9. Any dental procedure should be done only when sugar levels are under control.

These will ensure not just oral health but also overall control of diabetes.

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When I brush my teeth. Everytime I feel bleeding from gums. Whats is this problem and what is its cure.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
When I brush my teeth. Everytime I feel bleeding from gums. Whats is this problem and what is its cure.
bleeding gums are sign of gum infection due to accumulation of plaque on teeth. go for professional scaling and polishing of teeth. use mouthwash twice daily after brushing. maintain proper oral hygiene
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I am vishnu malviya my problem is that my teeth is a yellow, I want to a suggestion for this problem, and second is that my each teeth is very far away between this have a big gap, what can I do for all this problem.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I am vishnu malviya my problem is that my teeth is a yellow, I want to a suggestion for this problem, and second is t...
Naturally our teeth colour ranges from pearly white to pale yellow so everyone cannot hv white teeth. Get scalling n polishing done by dentist. If you r not happy with your teeth shade later, you can get bleaching done by dentist which'll lighten your teeth by 2-3 shades. Alternatively you can use a teeth whitening toothpaste such as snowdent after scalling. Whitening gels used daily along with customized dental trays provided by dentist r also available in the market. Avoid heavily coloured foods, tea n coffee, cool drinks, smoking n tobacco products as they stain teeth. For gaps btwn teeth, you can consult an orthodontist for treatment with fixed braces.
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My friend is having bad breath problem. As checked by dentist no decay or deposits are there. White coating is observed above the tongue sometimes. After eating it goes of for sometime. Tried mouthwash also but not working out.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My friend is having bad breath problem. As checked by dentist no decay or deposits are there. White coating is observ...
•Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy food. •Cut down on sugary food and drink, as it can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth. •Reduce your alcohol consumption. •Stop smoking. •Cut down on coffee. •Drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth becoming dry. •Chew sugar-free gum after eating, to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles. •Don't use toothpaste to clean your dentures, as it can scratch the surface and cause stains. •Clean your dentures thoroughly using soap and lukewarm water, denture cream or a denture-cleaning tablet. •Use a separate toothbrush to clean your dentures. •Make sure you visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Having regular dental check-ups will ensure that any plaque is removed from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. •Your dentist can recommend the best way to clean your teeth and gums, and point out areas you might be missing. They can also identify any signs of gum disease and ensure early treatment. •Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. •If your bad breath is caused by a gastrointestinal problem, such as an H. Pylori infection or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), you may be referred to a gastroenterologist. •Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. •You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too.
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Hi doctor, I'm 24 years old and I have a tooth problem, my teeth are little bit projecting outwards. I want to know that is there any surgery to straighten my teeth. I'm not interested in tooth braces. Please do send me if there is any surgery for it.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Hi doctor, I'm 24 years old and I have a tooth problem, my teeth are little bit projecting outwards. I want to know t...
Yes surgery is available but can b said with finality only after seeing in person if ard lko you may consult me.
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The new teeth germinating what should I have to do to get relief from its paining?

BDS
Dentist, Bhopal
The new teeth germinating what should I have to do to get relief from its paining?
Hi. You may have erupting of wisdom tooth, you should do an xray of that teeth, after that depends on diagnosis, go for cleaning of your teeth take antibiotics, painkillers use mouthwash and rinse your mouth after every meal, try to clean that area, twice brush daily.
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Sir, I have problem in my mouth, every 1-2 month in my mouth also problems, at that time I take multivitamins injection, and my problem solve by few months, sir other option available for my problem or any medicine, what reason of this cause, sir reply as soon as possible, thank you sir.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Sir, I have problem in my mouth, every 1-2 month in my mouth also problems, at that time I take multivitamins injecti...
You are having mouth problem due to shortage of b complex please take cap becosule and folic acid tab with breakfast daily on regular habit and apply boroglycerin paint regularly.
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Hello doctor I have a cavity problem, can I remove the cavity teeth ? If I remove that cavity teeth I will get any problem in future ?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hello doctor
I have a cavity problem, can I remove the cavity teeth ? If I remove that cavity teeth I will get any pr...
•If your cavity in the tooth is caused by decay, your dentist will remove the decayed area and replace it with a filling. •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.
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Dr. Constantly I am getting salty taste in my toungu and also it irritate to take food please Advise

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Smoking is usually associated with the salty tongue. If you are a nonsmoker then check on your water intake on daily basis.
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I have problem in sallowing food initially .When i start eating food there is a lot of cough for 5 minutes then i can eat full food without any coughing Dr says that the mortality of food pipe is reduced .Many time endoscopy done but no cause detected i am suffering with problem since more than 10 years

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist,
Yes the doctor is right in such condition please take some liquid item first with slow. Motion then continue with chewing. Please follow and start with small bite after some liquid intake.
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Sir my teeth is yellow. How? This problem to the water.&or other. Please give me answer.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir my teeth is yellow. How? This problem to the water.&or other. Please give me answer.
Advise deep cleaning, polishing, whitening (bleaching) procedures, artificial enamel filling or capping. 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. Cause of discoloration – Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics.
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