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Dr. Vijay Karthik

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dentist, Chennai

17 Years Experience
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage.
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Dr. Vijay Karthik is a popular Dentist in Selaiyur, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 17 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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Education
BDS - Tamil Nadu Government Dental College Hospital,, - 2001
MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - IP Pavlov State Medical University, Russia., - 2006
Languages spoken
English

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I have done with my root cannel for front 2 teeth. And I want to fit braces. Is it harmful to have braces?

BDS
Dentist, Nashik
Not at all. Braces aren't harmful. If you think there is some problem in alignment of your teeth then you should get braces treatment done. Cap is different thing. Your front two teeth may or may not require cap treatment depending upon destruction of those teeth.
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I am affected with tooth decay. So that my teeth turns black and size of the teeth was minimizing day by day. Then I decided to go with tooth sealants. How much it cost for applying sealants. Thanking you. I lives in Durgapur.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am affected with tooth decay. So that my teeth turns black and size of the teeth was minimizing day by day. Then I ...
Decay has to be removed and then filled by the appropriate material and by your choice of material. If the decay involves nerve it has to be treated by root canal procedure. Cost for filling varies from 500 to 3000.
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Sir I have weaker teeth in my mouth. As I eat something cold sudden pain I feel .Also regular tooth brush has made tooth cavities in my mouth .what is its solution.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Sir I have weaker teeth in my mouth. As I eat something cold sudden pain I feel .Also regular tooth brush has made to...
It shows weak enamel and caries. Caries can be corrected by filling only. For pain it seems exposed nerve endings are there. Weaker teeth may be due to various reasons. Pl send dental surgeon 's check up report.
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I am75 years old. My question is related to dental.I never had any tooth ache so far and my tooth is visibly alright. My problem is little bits of teeth are are losing but the damage is only peripheral. Can I do any precautions to prevent further breaking and damage?

BDS, Certification In Oral Implantology
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Hello, you need to get the damaged peripheral teeth filled to stop any further damage. Use a soft bristle tooth brush and brush in circular motion rather horizontal brushing. Thank you
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Aftercare for Dental Implants

Diploma In Cosmetic Dentistry, Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Aftercare for Dental Implants

Dental implants need to be maintained carefully after surgery and for that you got to follow a few essential caring tips. 

Best caring tips after dental implants:

  1. Maintaining a healthy diet: Healthy diet needs to be maintained and in this case, only nutritious and soft foods are to be included. 
  2. Careful brushing: Only soft bristle brush needs to be used in this regard and do not pressurize the treated areas. In this case, tenderness needs to be considered so that brushing can be conducted carefully without injuring or hurting implants. 
  3. Avoid smoking: You are not allowed to continue  smoking after implants, as that can make the situation complicated, as a result, of which you might even experience dreadful consequences. You should follow different steps to completely curtail the smoking habit from your lifestyle. 
  4. Scheduling appointments: You should meet your dentist on a frequent basis in order to make sure that everything is perfect. You can also visit your dentist in times of emergencies when you are facing tremendous pain or bleeding. 
  5. Maintaining oral hygiene: Oral hygiene is the most important thing, and this is the reason you are advised to use any special mouthwash or any other flossing solution. This step needs to be continued for preventing the growth of unwanted infectious elements as that can ruin the implants completely. You should also carefully brush your teeth without affecting the implanted area.  
  6. Avoid cold or hot drinks and foods: You should not take excessively hot or chilled items immediately after dental implants as that might create an adverse situation. This is a strict instruction which is usually given to the patients by their dentists so that implants can be protected and can be maintained in the long run. 
  7. Apply ice pack: If you want to get rid of unwanted swelling and inflammation, immediately after dental implants, then nothing can be the best than homemade therapy, other than using ice packs. You should keep the ice packs just over the swollen art directly, and you can even try out this therapy multiple times in a day and will get relief instantly. 
  8. Taking painkillers: If the implanted area has swollen up, and it is paining badly, then you should try useful painkillers, but the medicines should be prescribed by your dentist. But do not take these medicines on a frequent basis rather take them only when the pain is severe.

Related Tip: "Reasons Why You Should Not Be Nervous About Dental Implant"

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I have a staining mark which is uniform on most of my upper teeth, I don't know why it's happening, as I have never taken any medication for a prolonged time or administered with antibiotics for a long period?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist,
I have a staining mark which is uniform on most of my upper teeth, I don't know why it's happening, as I have never t...
Extrinsic stain can be removed easily by professional cleaning and by bleaching nothing to worry. Check whether you having fluorosis in tooth it can be managed differently.
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I am having mouth ulcers frequently and are painful at times and irritating other times. I am taking lactobasil plus sachets and becasul plus. But results are not coming Pls advise.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
I am having mouth ulcers frequently and are painful at times and irritating other times. I am taking lactobasil plus ...
Ulcers occurred due to sharp edged tooth or some overhanging margin of a filling or crown. Mouth ulcer has so many causes. The most common associated cause is vit b12 deficiency, local trauma or apthous stomatitis. Local trauma includes rubbing on sharp edges, fillings, false teeth, dentures, orthodontic treatment eating rough foods like potato chips can cause ulcers thermal burns can happen after eating very hot foods or beverages in the mouth. Holding an strong concentrated medicine next to mucosa can cause ulcer a person undergoing radiotherapy develops ulcer recurrent apthous stomatitis is also associated with ulcers. Underlying cause is hematinic deficiency (folate, vitaminb, iron), stopping smoking, stress, mensturation, trauma, food allergies or hpersenstivity to sodiul lauryl sulphate found in toothpaste. Many infections are also associated with ulcers like chicken pox, herpetic stomatitis, anug, syphilis, tb many drugs can cause ulcers like alendronate (a bisphosphonate drug for osteoporosis, cytotoxic drugs, nsaids (pain killers), nicorandil for angina and propylthiouracil for hyperthyroidism. I have tried to elaborate as many causes as possible. The purpose is that" ulcer is not a disease but a symptom of may other disease, please try to find your problem, then the treatment can be started after that. We need to find the right cause before we can start over the treatment. For pain relief, you can apply a topical oral ulcer gel containing choline salicylate and lignocaine hcl. Aslo start warm saline rinses if the problem persist, you need to consult a dentist for more specific diagnosis and treatment would be tailored accordingly.
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Sir I have a problem in my teeth there is a more plaque jamed in my teeth what is the solution of this disease.

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist,
Sir I have a problem in my teeth there is a more plaque jamed in my teeth what is the solution of this disease.
Dear lybrate-user, plaque/calculus accumulation is common if you do not brush your teeth regularly. You need to get your teeth cleaned (scaling/oral prophylaxis).
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My saliva or spit in my mouth it's automatically coming out from the throat and it's making me to spit no stop while I am in office and while sleeping it's difficult to breath for that reason kindly help me.

Homeopathy, BHMS, Msc dietitics & food service management, PG DHA
Homeopath, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user, This must be expectoration. You seems to have throat or lung infection. You must visit nearest doctor so that he can examine you or advise you if any investigation required. Do inform me thereafter.
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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
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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