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Dr. Isha Malhotra - Dentist, Gurgaon

Dr. Isha Malhotra

93 (6778 ratings)
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Dentist, Gurgaon

15 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Isha Malhotra 93% (6778 ratings) BDS Dentist, Gurgaon
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Dr. Isha Malhotra is a trusted Dentist in DLF-III, Gurgaon. She has over 15 years of experience as a Dentist. She has done BDS . You can visit her at Dental Solutions in DLF-III, Gurgaon. She has been reviewed by 70 patients. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Isha Malhotra on Lybrate.com.

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BDS - Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Pune - 2004
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She has problem in her tooth. She has pain and her tooth is moving also. Rct will be a good choice for her or not.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
She has problem in her tooth. She has pain and her tooth is moving also. Rct will be a good choice for her or not.
You may go for rct .there will be little stability in the tooth .you may take tab keterol dt for pain.

I have chick byte in my mouth since 7 years size is 1*2 please tell me about some medicines.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have chick byte in my mouth since 7 years size is 1*2 please tell me about some medicines.
Kindly get your wisdom tooth upper and lower on either side checked ... Mostly that is the reason for a cheek bite and constant irritation of mucosa ...

Hi. I'm 24 years old, due to the punch. I lost one of my lower teeth and one tooth is shaking, does my tooth grow back? What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hi. I'm 24 years old, due to the punch. I lost one of my lower teeth and one tooth is shaking, does my tooth grow bac...
No it won't grow back .. you may either go for a root canal treatment so that the tooth stops shaking and after that you may get a splint done ..

Can flap surgery help in growing the gums back. What are the options for receding gum who has gone through flap surgery.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Can flap surgery help in growing the gums back. What are the options for receding gum who has gone through flap surgery.
Yes to some extent it does help ..pull gums back .. to normal.. but there are some gradations for recession in gums .. which we need to check.. clinically .. and to what type of flap surgery can be done .. in that following receding gum portion ..

I may have gingivitis swollen gums can I take it aristogyl f can it help as I used to take it in past? What would be the best treatment for it, I have this problem for last 6 months and have got scaling done at dentist after they prescribed antibiotic twice, can you advice?

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Dentist, Gurgaon
I may have gingivitis swollen gums can I take it aristogyl f can it help as I used to take it in past?
What would be ...
You may try using the product .. but if all this is not effective .. kindly get a full mouth x-ray done to understand the condition of tooth to bone to gums .. so as to give you proper diagnosis .to the problem that you are suffering and what all can be done .. as in flap surgery ,currettage , gingivectomy .etc ..

I have a question for research oriented dentists. My gums bleed for 3 years and all my dentist did recommend cleaning and then surgery. Nothing worked. Then my friend asked me to use dantkanti toothpaste and the bleeding stopped in 10 days. Do dentists not know about dantkanti?

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Dentist, Gurgaon
I have a question for research oriented dentists.
My gums bleed for 3 years and all my dentist did recommend cleaning...
Depends how long the effect would stay .. depends upon .. clinical condition of teeth .. depends upon so many factors ..though a tooth paste is necessary .. for brushing teeth daily especially at night .. bleeding gums are a sign of gingivitis... Which means inflammation of gums .. inflammation of gums is due to lot of factors .. associated . So one has to see properly the reason of gum bleeding properly ...

I am suffering from mouth pain because I am eat somethings then some noise are produced then I feel some my masude are touch each other.

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Dentist, Gurgaon
It may be your wisdom tooth. Kindly get an x-ray made. For the same to check for angulation. For time being you may take tab keterol dt for pain.

Dental Amalgam - Is It Safe?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Dental Amalgam - Is It Safe?

INTRODUCTION

Dental amalgam is a common material used to fill cavities. Fillings made with amalgam also are known as silver fillings. Over the years, concerns have been raised about the use of amalgam because it contains mercury. Here are answers to some common questions about dental amalgam.

What is amalgam?

Amalgam is a combination of metals that have been the most popular and effective filling material used in dentistry for the last 150 years. Although it sometimes is called "silver amalgam," amalgam actually consists of a combination of metals. These include silver, mercury, tin and copper. Small amounts of zinc, indium or palladium also may be used.

Tooth-colored materials now can be used to restore teeth. Therefore, amalgam is used less often than in the past. However, newer materials can't be used for all situations. Amalgam is less costly than other materials. It also holds up better over time, especially in teeth that undergo a lot of pressure and wear from chewing.

How safe is amalgam?

Millions of people have amalgam fillings. Concern has been raised over the mercury in amalgam. Many studies on the safety of amalgam fillings have been done. In 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evaluated this research. It found no reason to limit the use of amalgam. The FDA concluded that amalgam fillings are safe for adults and children ages 6 and above.

Why is mercury used in amalgam?

Mercury is used in amalgam because it helps make the filling material pliable. When it is mixed with an alloy powder, it creates a compound that is soft enough to mix and press into the tooth. But it also hardens quickly and can withstand the forces of biting and chewing.

Why the concern about mercury in amalgam?

Mercury is a metal that occurs naturally in the environment. Mercury can exist as a liquid, as in many thermometers. When heated, it becomes a gas. It also can be combined with many other materials.

Everyone is exposed to mercury through the air, drinking water, soil and food. Concerns have been raised, for instance, about the amount of mercury building up in fish as a result of pollution. Mercury enters the air from industries that burn mercury-containing fuels. Mercury from all sources can build up in body organs.

As with most substances, the degree of harm caused by mercury in the body is related to the amount. Very low levels don't cause any ill effects. At higher levels — for instance, when workers are exposed to mercury through their jobs — mercury can cause several symptoms. These include anxiety, irritability, memory loss, headaches and fatigue.

The controversy over amalgam centers on how much mercury fillings released and how much the body absorbs. In the past, amalgam fillings were thought to be inert. This would mean that no mercury was released once the filling was placed in the tooth. In recent years, sophisticated tests have changed this view. Very small amounts of mercury in the form of vapor can be released as the amalgam filling wears.

Research on this issue is complex and has arrived at various estimates of the actual amount of mercury released. However, several reviews of the research have concluded that any amount released from Studies have shown that the amount of mercury you are exposed to from your fillings is less than the amount that most people are exposed to in their daily environment or in the food they eat.

Amalgam in the mouth is very low.

Do some people have reactions to amalgam?

In rare cases, people have allergic reactions to the mercury in amalgam. The American Dental Association says that fewer than 100 cases of this type of allergy have ever been reported. People allergic to amalgam can receive other filling materials.

Should pregnant women be concerned about amalgam fillings?

Research has not shown any health effects of amalgam fillings in pregnant women. However, mercury can cross the placenta. In general, dentists advise pregnant women to avoid unnecessary dental care. Women should not get amalgam fillings during pregnancy. Dentists can suggest other materials for any pregnant woman who needs a cavity filled.

Should anyone else consider alternatives to amalgam fillings?

Concerns about mercury are related to the total amount of mercury absorbed from all sources. Therefore, some people who have high exposure to mercury may want to avoid amalgam. Examples may include people who are exposed to mercury through their jobs, or who eat large amounts of seafood.

Because dentists work with mercury almost every day, they must take safety precautions. Without protection, dentists can inhale mercury vapors. Over time, this exposure can produce symptoms of mercury toxicity.

If amalgam is safe, why does my dentist take precautions when handling it?

To make dental amalgam, dentists mix liquid mercury with a powder containing silver, tin and other metals. Dentists buy special capsules that contain the powder and the liquid mercury, separated by a membrane. They use special machinery to puncture the membrane and mix the amalgam while it is still in the capsule. Once mixing is complete, the capsule is opened. By the time the amalgam is placed in your tooth, the mercury has formed a compound with the other metals. It is no longer toxic.

If you are getting an amalgam filling or having one removed, your dentist will use high-powered suction to remove any excess amalgam from your mouth. Dentists' offices have special disposal systems for any extra amalgam. Special traps in the sink drain and in the suction tubes prevent amalgam from entering the plumbing system.

Are there alternatives to amalgam?

There is now a dental amalgam that contains indium as well as mercury. The indium helps retain the mercury so that less is released into the environment. There are also high-copper amalgams. They contain less mercury and more copper.

Dentists use other materials to restore teeth. These include composite resin, porcelain and gold. Amalgam is stronger than composite resin and requires less time in the dentist's chair. Composite resin is a tooth-colored material. Because it wears faster than amalgam, composite resin can't be used in every situation.

It is not necessary to seek treatment at a practice that does not use mercury. However, if you have a mercury allergy, you may want to consider it. If you have any concerns about amalgam fillings, talk to your dentist about them. Ask your dentist whether alternatives to amalgam would work for you.

Should I have my amalgam fillings removed?

You should replace amalgam fillings only when they are worn, broken or when there is decay beneath the filling. There's no evidence that they can cause a problem.

Removing good amalgam fillings results in unnecessary loss of healthy parts of the tooth and can release more mercury. If you are concerned about amalgam, discuss your options with your dentist.

SILVER FILLINGS VS COMPOSITE RESTORATIONS

Silver Amalgam Fillings – Pros and Cons

Silver amalgam fillings are made of an alloy of mercury, silver, tin, zinc and copper. Silver fillings have been used for over 100 years because of the metal’s durability, but recently amalgam fillings have been getting a lot of attention for their potential health concerns. We won’t remove amalgam fillings unless there is a compelling reason to do so.

Pros:

  • Metal fillings have a longer lifespan
  • Resistant to damage from chewing and grinding
  • Cheaper treatment

Cons:

  • Larger filling size
  • Metallic appearance
  • Possible health hazards and allergic reaction

Composite Fillings – Pros and Cons

Composite resin fillings are the most popular type of filling used in modern dental practice. I place more composite fillings than any other type of fillings. They are tooth-colored fillings that replicate the natural appearance of healthy enamel, making them a more discreet cavity treatment. They form a chemical bond with the tooth for a more reliable fit. They don’t have the same risks as mercury-silver amalgam fillings and are more attractive than metal fillings. Because composite resin fillings are so versatile, we recommend them for most types of cavities.

Pros:

  • Chemical bonding to enamel
  • Tailored to match the natural color of teeth
  • Less tooth removed for filling

Cons:

  • Shorter lifespan compared to metal fillings
  • Longer procedure time (+20 minutes)
  • More post-operative sensitivity

CONCLUSION:

One must know the pros and cons of both amalgam and composite restorations and proceed with procedures as per the specifications are given

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