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Dr. Vijay Karthik

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dentist, Chennai

15 Years Experience  ·  at clinic
Dr. Vijay Karthik BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Dentist, Chennai
15 Years Experience  ·  at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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Dr. Vijay Karthik is a popular Dentist in Selaiyur, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 15 years of experience as a Dentist. He has completed BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. You can meet Dr. Vijay Karthik personally at Dencity in Selaiyur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vijay Karthik on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Tamil Nadu Government Dental College Hospital,, - 2001
MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - IP Pavlov State Medical University, Russia., - 2006
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I have swelling on right cheek and have pain on jaw.What can i do?

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I have swelling on right cheek and have pain on jaw.What can i do?
Pain & swelling in gums is mainly if the teeth are not clean. So it will require professional cleaning. If pain & swelling is in teeth because of cavities then you need to get an x ray done of the concerned tooth & may require filling/rct.

My tooth is paining. What should i do?

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My tooth is paining. What should i do?
Kindly get an x-ray done of the tooth having pain. May be you will have to get root canal treatment done followed by a crown or cap. Till then you can take a pain killer like tab dentaforce dt 2 tablets dissolved in water. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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Say after chewing chocolate, how long before glucose starts acting on the teeth? or a banana with fructose?

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Well its a diffcult question to explain.. to be short -- its acts immediately.. but you need not worry abt it. beacuse the deminerliaztion caused by break down of sugars.. is compensated by re mineraliztion process.. the reason you suffer from dental decay is when your demineralization process dominates the re mineralization process.. to avoid this you must avoid eating a lot of sugar containing and sticky food stuffs. brush twicwe with a correct method and change your tooth brush every 2-3 months
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I am 22 years old male, I have breathing problem, what should I do to get good breath.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
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I am 22 years old male, I have breathing problem, what should I do to get good breath.
Get your teeth clean by the dentist. You can use the tongue cleaner and also the clohex mouth wash 3 times in day. Also make a habits to brush twice in day You are welcome to consult for more details.
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I am 28 years male. I am Suffering from dental pain at left upper m1 and m2. The dentist took the xray and explained as m2 is completely infected and m1 is infected but in the outermost layer of enamel.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Certification in Rotary Endodontics, Certification in Esthetic Dentistry & Fixed Prosthodontics, BDS
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I am 28 years male. I am Suffering from dental pain at left upper m1 and m2. The dentist took the xray and explained ...
According to the details you gave, you may go for the root canal treatment in m2 if the tooth can be saved, and if it can not be saved get the teeth removed. Dentist may give you more information on that seeing the xray if you can put it. And in m1, go for cavity filling it can easily be saved.
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5 Common Mistakes People Make While Brushing And how to fix them.

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Dentistry is not expensive, neglect is! brushing is an activity that has been embedded in our systems since time immemorial. It's an exercise you start and end your day with, a routine that can sometimes pass by almost subconsciously, leading to bad habits and ultimately poor oral health and hygiene.

Here are a few mistakes people commonly make when brushing their teeth.

Not using the proper toothbrush

The biggest myth of our time is to buy a medium or hard tooth brush to clean more effectively that's what causes the maximum damage over the years by wearing off healthy natural teeth with overzealous care.

Using an anti-sensitivity/whitening toothpaste permanently

A common mistake is to use a medicated tooth paste meant to mask sensitivity over a prolonged period. Such a practice only masks the symptom does not treat the problem and also leaves you vulnerable to cavities, gum disease and bad breath since the predominant component in such a tooth paste is for treating sensitivity or lightening tooth color.

The type of toothpaste that you use doesn't matter very significantly as long as you use the right amount and twice a day.

Sensitive toothpastes are meant to be used for a prescribed period of time and whitening toothpastes must be used under supervision to prevent any potential damage to your teeth.

Toothpaste must protect your teeth and gums both so a combination of paste that contains fluoride that protects your teeth from decay -and the gel based part has the antibacterial properties to prevent gum disease and bad breath.

Brushing too quickly or too many times

Most of us hate going to the dentist and find brushing an easier alternative but you cant exactly brush off old cavities just prevent new ones.

See to it that you do not brush your teeth more than twice in a day. Excessive brushing can damage your gums and enamel. It will not take a lot of pressure to remove the plaque; hence most dental practitioners suggest brushing using a very balanced pressure.

Studies show that brushing two times a day and about 2-3 minutes every time is perfect to maintain good oral hygiene. Most people make the mistake of falling short of this duration every time they brush. You can ideally divide the mouth in four sections and approximately spend around 30-40 seconds on each section.

Incorrect brushing technique

The strokes while brushing your teeth must be vertical and not horizontal. Many people are habituated with performing long horizontal brushing strokes; this leads to irritation and damage.

Learn the right technique

Hold your brush at an angle of 45 degrees to your gums and brush your gums and teeth with an up and down motion and short strokes. Don't use side to side strokes. Also, start brushing on areas that you have been ignoring till now, reach the difficult to reach inner portion of your teeth. Implement it as a daily ritual and you will attain perfection in it.

Wrestling or brushing

Hard brushing damages the gums and is not good for you. Excessive brushing i. E. Brushing more than 3-4 times is also bad for you. You must always observe a balance in brushing which keeps your dental health healthy.

Fix

Since unlearning a bad brushing habit maybe harder the easier solution is to switch from a manual to an automatic brush. Going automatic by using a battery operated brush is recommended since it takes the guesswork out of brushing.

It may take a while to get adjusted to but like so many other things which are designed to make life easier automatic brushes make dental hygiene very easy and can even reduce the frequency of your dental visits.

Supplement your brushing

Of course, brushing your teeth is only a part of a complete dental care routine. Mouth wash twice a day. You should always rinse your mouth and keep it cleaned; otherwise, the germs from the teeth will stay on.

Clean between teeth daily with floss. Tooth decay-causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach. This helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line. Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams. Got some questions? ask us comment below; we will answer as soon as possible.
5 Common Mistakes People Make While Brushing And how to fix them.
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Normally what is the cost of Implant (to set 6 Teeth in chennai)? What is the life time for the artificial teeth?

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15000 inr (implant and crown) for more info on warranty and costs you can visit our website http://www.Dhanwanthdentalcare.Com/Implants/cost-implants_in_chennai.Html

Should I do brush 3 times in a day? Kindly advise.

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Yes you can brush 3 times a day 6 to 8 hours gaps. It will keep your teeth and gums healthy. Thank you.
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I am 15 years old my teeth is very loose. Then what should I do?

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Hi you need to be investigated thoroughly to rule out the cause of loosening of tooth in your age. Take care of your oral hygiene. Brush regularly two times daily with soft bristle toothbrush. Rinse your mouth after each meal. Floss your tooth to prevent food impaction. Avoid sticky and sweetened food.

I have some gum problem. They bleeding while I brush my teeth. So what should I do?

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I have some gum problem. They bleeding while I brush my teeth. So what should I do?
Bleeding cud b due to gingivitis get scalling n polishing done dentist adopt proper brushing techniques floss n use mouthwash daily massage your gums with finger tips after brushing.

Remedy for the yellow teeth ?

Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons(MFDS)
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Yellow teeth is because of flouride content in your area.If it is because of that then we cant get rid of them completely.But with the help of Bleaching it will reduce to some extent.
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I am 18 years old & I am having yellow teeth What can I do?

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I am 18 years old & I am having yellow teeth What can I do?
There are several causes of tooth discoloration, including: foods/drinks. Coffee, tea, colas, wines, and certain fruits and vegetables (for example, apples and potatoes) can stain your teeth. Tobacco use. Smoking or chewing tobacco can stain teeth. Poor dental hygiene. Inadequate brushing and flossing. Here is home remedy for brighter teeth--- mix several teaspoons of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth and any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush and apply. Leave the paste on for 1 minute, then rinse, so as to avoid the acid effecting enamel. If you are using just water you can leave it on for up to 3 minutes. For faster result you can go for teeth bleaching from dentist.

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Implant supported hybrid prosthesis.

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untreated gum diseases can lead to heart attack ,brain storoke and even cancer. please have regular check up
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How to get whiter teeth by home remedies? I am having uneven teeth because of that my teeth looks bad n yellow.

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How to get whiter teeth by home remedies?
I am having uneven teeth because of that my teeth looks bad n yellow.
Hello First visit a dentist and ask for cleaning and then get treatment for alignment of teeth if possible. Brush twice daily and use mouthwash after brushing. Regards

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Hi doctor. I yet didn't lose my milk teeth. Is there any problem for me further?

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Hi doctor. I yet didn't lose my milk teeth. Is there any problem for me further?
If your permanent teeth are maligned due to milk teeth and you want it to be correct then you should go for extraction of milk teeth and get your teeth alignment correct. But if you're happy with your dentition then forget about milk teeth it will shed off by own sometime.

Small section of the upper gum has suddenly swollen a lot.Please help

Certified Implantologist, BDS
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It could be gum infection or else other lip infection. .So consult dentist as clinical examination is must.

My teeth having pain what can i do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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My teeth having pain what can i  do?
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need root canal treatment. Until then apply clove oil on the decayed tooth. Rinse frequently with mouth wash or take c. Amox 500mg 1-1-1, thrice daily, t. Metrogyl 400mg 1-1-1, thrice daily, t. Imol 1-1-1, thrice daily (contraindicated in conditions with gastric ulcer, asthma, wheezing, allergy), c. Becosules 1-0-0 once daily all for 3 days only. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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.

Hi I'm diabetic since 20 yrs, it is seems to be under control, please diagnose my main problem asper Doctors advice I have GEOGRAPHY CAL TONGUE it was from last 15 yrs, All home, allopathy, ayurved.

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Hi I'm diabetic since 20 yrs, it is seems to be under control, please diagnose my main problem asper Doctors advice I...
geographical tongue is common with diabetics .apply boro glycerine and take b complex and vitamin b 12 .regularly .
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