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Dr. Sharmi

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Sharmi Dentist, Chennai
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Dr. Sharmi is a trusted Dentist in Purasaivakkam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Sharmi at SHARMIS DENTAL CLINIC in Purasaivakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sharmi on Lybrate.com.

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Salivary Gland Disorder - Common Causes Behind it

DNB (ENT), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Bangalore
Salivary Gland Disorder - Common Causes Behind it

Remember the sensation similar to that of a warm liquid flooding your tongue when you smell a deliciously baked chocolate cake? Or a freshly baked brown bread early in the morning? That is your saliva. The salivary glands present in the inner linings of the lips, cheeks and the mouth produce saliva. Saliva protects one from tooth decay, keeps the mouth moist and helps in the digestive process. Any disease that affects the saliva gland comes under the domain of ‘salivary gland disorders’.

Causes

There are three salivary glands in humans known as the Submandibular, Parotid and the Sublingual gland. The most common disorder that affects salivary glands is that of ‘blocked salivary glands’. Sialothiasis is a disorder wherein, calcium stones are formed in the salivary glands, which obstruct these glands. Obstruction of the salivary glands leads to an infection called sialadenitis, caused by strep or staph bacteria.

Sjogren’s syndrome is another condition which affects the salivary glands. In this condition, the antibodies in the body target the cells that produce saliva. This occurs mostly in women who suffer from autoimmune disorders. Viral infections are also common; flu virus and mumps are a few examples.

Symptoms

The symptoms of salivary gland disorders are problem specific; for Sialolithiasis, you will feel a painful lump below the tongue, which tends to aggravate when you eat. In case of Sialadenitis, there will be an odorous pus-filled discharge along with a lump beneath the chin. For viral infections, the symptoms will include muscle pain, swelling and fever. Symptoms of Sjogren’s syndrome are dry eyes and mouth, joint pain, fatigue and tooth decay.

Treatment

Like the symptoms, the treatments for salivary gland disorders are also problem specific. For salivary gland tumors, surgery is required. If it is a malignant tumor, then radiation therapy will be prescribed which may cause dry mouth syndrome (Xerostomia). For bacterial and viral infections, anti-bacterial and anti-viral medications are required for treatment, respectively. It is also important that you take good care of your oral health for an even more effective treatment. Brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis will help keep salivary gland disorders at bay. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I'm getting so many cavities, and I want to know how I can prevent them. I brush, use mouthwash, and floss.

BDS
Dentist, Noida
The only way to prevent cavities is to brush & floss your teeth at least twice daily & also to consult a dentist once every six months. Even then cavities will happen but it can be best delayed or prolonged.
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Hi Doctor I am having bleeding problem in my teeth and some swelling in gums also some smell will also come from a mouth due bleeding. Please advice me how I can take care of my teeth. Thank you.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Hi Doctor I am having bleeding problem in my teeth and some swelling in gums also some smell will also come from a mo...
Go for scaling and polishing of teeth. It will help you solve your your bleeding and smell problem. For temporary solution, brush twice daily and use a mouthwash. Forcefully gargle with water after you eat or drink anything. Avoid sticky foods.
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Save a Knocked Out Tooth!

BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Save a Knocked Out Tooth!

More than 5 million teeth are knocked out every year in children and adults. With proper emergency action, a tooth that has been knocked out of its socket can be successfully replanted and last for years. It is important to see a dentist as soon as possible after the tooth is knocked out. Quick action will increase the likelihood of saving the tooth.

Saving a Knocked Out Tooth:
1. Pick up tooth by the crown (the chewing surface) not the root:
Locate the tooth immediately; do not leave it at the site of the accident. The tooth should be handled carefully touch only the crown to minimize injury to the root.

2. If dirty, gently rinse tooth with water:

  • Do not use soap or chemicals
  • Do not scrub the tooth
  • Do not dry the tooth
  • Do not wrap it in a tissue or cloth

3. Reposition tooth in socket immediately, if possible:
The sooner the tooth is replaced, the greater the likelihood it will survive. To reinsert, carefully push the tooth into the socket with fingers, or position above the socket and close mouth slowly. Hold the tooth in place with fingers or by gently biting down on it.

4. Keep tooth moist at all times:
The tooth must not be left outside the mouth to dry. If it cannot be replaced in the socket, put it in one of the following:

  • Emergency tooth preservation kit
  • Milk
  • Mouth (next to cheek)
  • Regular tap water is not recommended for long term storage because the root surface cells do not tolerate water for long periods of time.

5. See a dentist within 30 minutes:
Bring the tooth to a dentist as soon as possible, ideally, within 30 minutes. However, it is possible to save the tooth even if it has been outside the mouth for an hour or more.

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Hi , I wanna ask about my teeth I have space between front of my teeth .i want to feel it what should I do.

Hi , I wanna ask about my teeth I have space between front of my teeth .i want to feel it what should I do.
Considering your age than going for braces you can opt composite or ceramic veneers or ceramic crown replacement for cosmetic purpose depending on the gap.
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Iam a young boy of 18 and have problem related gums. Is there any home remedy or and specific medicine for pain.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Iam a young boy of 18 and have problem related gums. Is there any home remedy or and specific medicine for pain.
Kindly get scaling done and use gum paint twice daily for 15 days. brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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Hallo sir, mere teeth par yellow color jam gya hai me har din brush karta hu lekin color nahi hat rha to me kya Karu? Any advice please.

BDS
Dentist, Sagar
Hallo sir, mere teeth par yellow color jam gya hai me har din brush karta hu lekin color nahi hat rha to me kya Karu?...
It might be calculus/plaque/tar-tar. And if so is the case, it can not be cleaned by regular brushing. Go for professional teeth cleaning i. E. Scaling from a dentist.
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I had taken fluoxetine hydrochloride 20mg for 4 years and then I had stop taking for 45 days then I start taking again but can't sleep at night and feeling nervous and dry tung, so what should I do?

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I had taken fluoxetine hydrochloride 20mg for 4 years and then I had stop taking for 45 days then I start taking agai...
DEAR Lybrate USER. You have to follow some basic things so that you get better results in a short period of time. …. 1) take solid diet two times in a day and liquid diet two times in a day …2) drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals …. 3) don’t drink water before meal for one hour and one hour after meal…4) avoid oily, spicy, junk, fermented and stale foods…. 5) avoid late night sleeping habits …6) avoid coffee and tea…. A) take 30ml of triphala juice and 10 ml of honey early in the morning on empty stomach and at night before sleep. B) take 10 gm of HARIDRA KHAND after meals…. C) take 2-2 tablets of arogyavardhini vati and chandraprabha vati after meals, D) take 30 ml of aloevera juice along with 30ml of lukewarm water. Do all things for 30 days. This formulation is effective. Consult to me for further suggestion. THANKS.
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I have jaw ache and was prescribed novaclox in the past for it. That had worked last time, can I take the same medicine this time too.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
I have jaw ache and was prescribed novaclox in the past for it. That had worked last time, can I take the same medici...
Novaclox is an antibiotic sir, that will not work for pain management, Do Not Take antibiotics unless needed, are you allergic to any particular medicines?
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My teeth are going to yellow what can I do?

BDS
Dentist,
My teeth are going to yellow what can I do?
Kindly get scaling and polishing done and if you want you can also get bleaching done. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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I am 34 years old man and I am having stains all over my teeth. I brush my teeth regularly. I am a non smoker, I do not take tobacco, pan, or pan masala. I am a non alcoholic drinker also. But I do not understand why I am having those stains on my teeth. Please suggest the reason and cure for that.

Certified Implantologist, MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am 34 years old man and I am having stains all over my teeth. I brush my teeth regularly. I am a non smoker, I do n...
Dear lybrate-user, the symptoms which you have described relate to gum disease in which there are calculus, tartar, plaque deposits on the teeth and the gums become weak and swollen. There is also bleeding from the gums and foul smell from the mouth. The teeth become loose this maybe what is commonly known as pyorrhoea. You need to consult a qualified dentist and get your teeth cleaned and the gums treated.
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I want a defined jawline. Will chewing gum help or you may suggest something else.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I want a defined jawline. Will chewing gum help or you may suggest something else.
chewing the chewing gum only makes the mouth excercised and produce saliva not the jaw line is changed it can only be done by orthognathic surgery
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There is a gap between my front teeth. How to fix them with low of cost. Is it possible to minimize that gap?

BDS, PG Diploma In PG Advance Course Of Oral Implantology On New Generation Implants, PGDHHM
Dentist, Gurgaon
There is a gap between my front teeth. How to fix them with low of cost. Is it possible to minimize that gap?
Hello get composite built-up done by dentist which will cost you less then other options like ortho (wire and braces) or ceramic veneering.
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A rough layer has developed on my lips. I am not able to even open my mouth wider. Its dry and has tightened my lips. Its since last 1 week. Please please help me out. I am suffering alot.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
A rough layer has developed on my lips. I am not able to even open my mouth wider. Its dry and has tightened my lips....
If your using any food stuff containing arecanut or tobacco kindly quit. Use honey n turmeric to massage the area affected. Hyaluronidase n steroid injections help to heal better. Consult one dentist.
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I am 25 years old and my teeth shade is yellow. I tried many ways to whiten it but in vain. Is there any way to whiten it.

Dentist, Patiala
I am 25 years old and my teeth shade is yellow. I tried many ways to whiten it but in vain. Is there any way to white...
Dear lybrate-user, you should get your teeth whitened by bleaching of teeth. Two types of bleaching kits are used these days. Home use kit is to be used twice a week and you should get results in about two three months. The office bleach system is the better one, where you get teeth bleached at a dentist chair. You get results in a single sitting of 2 to 3 hours. This is more long lasting as well.
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I had braces on my teeth because my upper teeth were a bit big and looked bad and I removed the braces but I still have some gap in my teeth's, what should I do? Will I have to put the braces again?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Howrah
I had braces on my teeth because my upper teeth were a bit big and looked bad and I removed the braces but I still ha...
After removing your braces, your orthodontist would have given you retainers to wear. You need to wear them regularly. Since your spaces are already opening up you can get your retainers checked and tightened/ adjusted by your orthodontist and continue wearing them regularly 24*7 for at least 6 months and then continue with night time wear later on.
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Halitosis - Bad breath

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Halitosis - Bad breath

There are thousands of living organisms which are living in the mouth and some of them produce a fetid smell.

People who do not clean their mouth, tongue and teeth properly have more of these bacterias. Saliva checks the growth of bacteria but during sleep, saliva production almost ceases and bacteria go on multiplying. Thus, many people complain that they have a bad odor from mouth esp. In morning on rising.

Many types of mouthwash are available in the market, all of them contain alcohol. They help for an hour or two and their excessive use produces more bad smell in the mouth than it was before their use.

The best way to stop bad odor from the mouth is maintaining good oral hygiene by brushing teeth properly twice daily along with cleaning of the tongue by a tongue cleaner. Homeopathic remedies can do rest of the work to stop bad breath.

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BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Brushing daily with tooth paste which contains flouride helps in preventing tooth decay and helps in hardening of the tooth enamel.
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I had a bad habit of chewing gutkha now gracefully I have quit it but my teeth has red & black, marks how should I remove it?

BDS
Dentist, Akola
I had a bad habit of chewing gutkha now gracefully I have quit it but my teeth has red & black, marks how should I re...
U can do cleaning of teeth by procedure called scaling and polishing it will remove all the stains of gutka and your teeth will be clean
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My lot of teeth very sensitive is there any paste or coating which can cover my teeth to protect me from hot and cold sensation.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
My lot of teeth very sensitive is there any paste or coating which can cover my teeth to protect me from hot and cold...
start using any toothpaste and mouth wash avilable in market for sensitivity. preferably tooth paste like colgate sensitive prorelief and mouth wash like senguel AD. keep a gap of half an hour between these two
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