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Dr. Ritu Ahluwalia

Dentist, Delhi

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Dr. Ritu Ahluwalia is a popular Dentist in Saket, Delhi. He is currently associated with Max Super Specialty Hospital-Saket in Saket, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ritu Ahluwalia on Lybrate.com.

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M 25 years old and my tongue is infection like sore and thrush. How to cure from this infection. Please tell me medicine.

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Oral thrush is a fungal infection which occurs due to dry mouth, uncontrolled diabetes and weak immune system with debilitating disease or patient on corticosteroids. You may need fluconazole & renal safety dosage of amphotericin b (iv drugs to be used only with the advice of oral & maxillofacial surgeons). Kindly consult an oral & maxillofacial surgeon in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need candid ointment until then. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash. Advance procedures can be done with laser.

Reduce Pain After Orthodontic Treatment

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To lessen the degree of pain or soreness in the mouth during the orthodontic treatment, you can gargle with 8 ounces of lukewarm water with one teaspoonful of salt dissolved in it. Swish it around your mouth and then spit it out. It will dull the pain and provide relief.
Reduce Pain After Orthodontic Treatment

I have got cough and mouth ulcers. Please suggest cure for mouth ulcers, should I stop eating almond.

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I have got cough and mouth ulcers. Please suggest cure for mouth ulcers, should I stop eating almond.
Almond has nothing to do with it. Do not eat or drink any cold drinks or very sour food. Drink plenty of water.

My mom is always facing pain in her tooths ,I did all my best, check with dentist and also test some toothpaste as Bajradant, Vicco etc, please guide me what to do,

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My mom is always facing pain in her tooths ,I did all my best, check with dentist and also test some toothpaste as Ba...
Kindly understand there might be some cavity or teeth might be attrited. There might be some problem. Kindly get an xray done for the same in the area of pain .so as the pain can subside. With medications and proper treatment.

My sister is 55 years and has a tooth pain so do you advise root canal or not?

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A root canal can be done if the tooth is not shaking and is firm. Saving a tooth is always better than removing it.

My son who is 16 year, Just completed 12 std exam has a frequent problem of mouth ulcer. He take only house food, but when ever we are on family vacation he has this problem. Constipation is there. We are using honey treatment, multivitamin and vyzilac tab as treatment for 3 days. He is also using kayam churna tablet for two days for smooth bowel. Kindly advice.

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Mouth ulcer suggest some form of vitamin deficiency or stress, he should drink plenty of water and eat lot of fiber containing foods and avoid junk food, limit non-veg diet to avoid constipation. Also make him a habit of going to toilet soon after waking up from the bed.

My mother has cavity in her teeth. It's causing a lot of pain to her. Can you please help her with some home remedy?

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My mother has cavity in her teeth. It's causing a lot of pain to her. Can you please help her with some home remedy?
See cavity can not be treated wit home remedies you need to get restoration done as soon as possible if not the teeth will be totally affected and ul have only option of extraction left so please do it soon.

How to protect my teeth from germs, how can I improve my teeth color according to white like a cute baby. How can I care about my hair also?

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How to protect my teeth from germs, how can I improve my teeth color according to white like a cute baby. How can I c...
Cause of discoloration ? Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling and / 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. 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.

I have space between teeth. I just wants to know how much amount to be for the treatment.

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I have space between teeth. I just wants to know how much amount to be for the treatment.
Kindly consult an orthodontist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (model study, full mouth & profile x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need fixed / removable braces. Requirements may depends on the age, complaint, duration of the treatment & affordability. Cost of cosmetic dentistry (braces) varies with dentist. You may consult me in person.

How to control mouth ulcer?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
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Hi, there are various reasons for mouth ulcers it could be because of spicy food, medications, bad digestion, eating hard food etc. You can go for professional check up to get the exact cause and solution for the same.

Dental Emergency

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Accidents happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.
Here are some tips for common dental emergencies:

• For a knocked-out permanent or adult tooth, keep it moist at all times. If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If that’s not possible, place it in between your cheek and gums, in milk, or water. Then, get to your dentist’s clinic right away.

• For a cracked tooth, immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area. Put cold compresses on the face to keep any swelling down
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• If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area gently with water and apply a cold compress.

• For toothaches, rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between the teeth.

• For objects stuck in the mouth, try to gently remove with floss but do not try to remove it with sharp or pointed instruments.

When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to visit your dentist or an hospital as soon as possible.

Here are some simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to the teeth:
• Wear a mouthguard when participating in sports or recreational activities.

• Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels, beetle nut ( supari ) and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth.

• Use scissors, NEVER your teeth, to cut things.

Most dentists reserve time in their daily schedules for emergency patients. Call your dentist and provide as much detail as possible about your condition.

I am regularly having ulcers in my right inside the cheek. When I am taking the medicines it get cured. But again it happened. What to do?

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I am regularly having ulcers in my right inside the cheek. When I am taking the medicines it get cured. But again it ...
Ulcers generally take 1-2 weeks to heal completely. Recurrent ulcers can be due to local mouth conditions such as rough teeth surface or rough mouth appliances or dentures n cheek bites. It can also b due to general nutrtional deficiency, digestion prob, work pressure n stressful lifestyle etc. Certain bacterial n viral infections also cause ulcers. Treatment: start on multivitamin tabs which includes vit c n iron supplements if your hb% levels r low. Apply dologel oral ointment on ulcers thrice daily. Avoid spicy n oily food, alcohol, tea n coffee. Drink plenty of water n hv fibrous n citrous foods. Visit dentist to rule out oral factors responsible for ulcers.

How to remove gape between teeth, it is possible or not?

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There are various treatment options available to correct gaps or what we call diastema. Get it evaluated first.

There is always smell in my mouth. What should I do cure this.

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There is always smell in my mouth. What should I do cure this.
Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. Kindly consult a physician & dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. 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.

I have huge gap in between teeth and my front teeth are big so I cannot smile properly in public.

MDS, Certified Implantologist, BDS, Certified Conscious Sedationist
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I have huge gap in between teeth and my front teeth are big so I cannot smile properly in public.
There are many advanced conservative treatments are available for closing such gaps. If it is for aesthetic look purpose then you can get it done. Smile designing can be done with help of diagnostic mock models to redisgn your smile and close the gap.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
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Chewing a sugarless gum after your meal for around 20 minutes freshens your breath and also make the leftover food particles cling to it.

Does overbite can completely cure by braces? Even after using braces is there any chance for overbite again.

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Does overbite can completely cure by braces?
Even after using braces is there any chance for overbite again.
It can be but you shd maintain the appointments correctly after the fixed treatment you shd put one appliance for few more days to maintain the correction otherwise it can go back to the old state.

i used the Colgate toothpaste for the past 35 years, but nowadays my teeths are very sensitive & not strong, one hole is in right side teeth. Please suggest.

Certified Implantologist
Dentist
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Hi, your sensitivity may be because of caries or other problem such as attrition or abrasion. and hole is also because of caries or attrition. so changing of toothpaste wont work. you should consult your dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. thank you, Dr. Robin

I am 25 years old. My front 4 teeths ate too big and there is gap between the teeths. I want wear braces and also cut teeth in same size. Can you say me the approximate age and total cost to wear the braces ?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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Yes, certainly you can treat your problem with braces. Braces in my clinic ranges from rs1500/- to rs 6 lakhs. There are also other surgical option where your complaint can be rectified within a day for which I have to see the patient in person. You may consult me, Consultation free.

My dentine, enamel over my front teeth is scrapped off. What should I do? Is that recoverable by polishing or something equivalent of that?

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My dentine, enamel over my front teeth is scrapped off. What should I do? Is that recoverable by polishing or somethi...
Lybrate-user, if you have lost enamel and dentine of your front teeth because of any reason then you can get tooth colored fillings done with the same. Polishing will never help you get back your original tooth material.
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