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Dr. Vijay

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Dr. Vijay is one of the best Dentists in Attapur, Hyderabad. You can visit him/her at Dental Space Attapur in Attapur, Hyderabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vijay on Lybrate.com.

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For last 4-5 years I have recurrent oral ulcers. I treated it with many doctors but it never stopped. Is there any test to know why the occur. My tongue remains very rough dry and white most of time. My age is 26.

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Hi, the exact cause of recurrent oral ulcers is unknown. However stress, constipation, nutritional deficiency and many other factors are contributory. Treatmeny is mainly focused on pain releif and to reduce the duration of ulcers. You should visit an oral medicine specialist in your city who can manage such ulcers and help you to acheive long remission pe.
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How Do I Know If I Need A Root Canal?

BDS (Gold Medalist)
Dentist, Gurgaon
How Do I Know If I Need A Root Canal?

Most people are understandably concerned when they start to have sensitivity, biting discomfort, or other unusual symptoms. Quickly your mind can jump to the worst case scenario and all of a sudden you’re thinking “I might need a root canal? Oh no!”.

Let’s go over what your dentist looks for and what you can look for to know whether you need a root canal.

SENSITIVITY

Sensitivity to hot or cold can be the first sign that something is going wrong with your tooth… or it can be nothing at all.

When you’re ok…

If something hot or cold hits your tooth and you have a quick, painful sensation that goes away in a couple of seconds, this is fairly normal.

When you need a root canal…

If that same hot or cold hits your tooth and it continues to hurt for 15-20 seconds or even minutes, the nerve is likely in the process of dying and you’ll need a root canal.

PAIN

Tooth pain comes in a variety of ways. There can be aching, shooting, throbbing, stabbing, electrical, burning, tingling, constant, dull, or severe pains. You can have a combination of these.

When you’re ok…

A dull ache or occasional minor sharp pains aren’t terribly unusual. These can be the sign that you have a cavity, bit on something wrong, or are having sinus problems. As long as it doesn’t become severe, these don’t usually signal the need for a root canal.

When you need a root canal…

Constant severe pain that comes on all by itself or after a stimulus of some sort is not normal. This almost always indicates that you need a root canal. Pain that is strong enough to wake you up at night is a great indicator of this as well. Most of the time, this type of pain comes presents as a throbbing severe pain. Most people say it feels like the tooth throbs along with your heartbeat.

SWELLING

Swelling is usually the sign of infection. Figuring out whether it is related to your tooth or not is the big trick in knowing whether you need a root canal.

When you’re ok…

A number of things other than an abscessed tooth can show up as swelling of the gums, lips, or cheek. The most common are related to gum disease of some sort. Gum disease is a chronic, long term infection of the gums around your teeth. Occasionally this infection can get out of control and cause some significant swelling. Other less likely things that can cause swelling include mucoceles, fibromas, other growths, or trauma.

When you need a root canal…

Swelling that is associated with an infection of your tooth (an abscessed tooth) means you most definitely need a root canal. The nerve inside the tooth has died and all this tissue inside has now become infected. The tooth acts as a constant source of infection that affects the bone and other tissues around your tooth. A root canal removes all this infected tissue and allows your body to heal.

If your tooth is abscessed you’ll usually have pain when you touch the tooth or bite with it. The swelling typically occurs next to or around the tooth but can also move further away so that it looks like it is coming from somewhere else.

BITING PAIN

Biting pain is another one of those tricky ones. Biting pain can be related to an infection, trauma, a failing filling, or a cracked tooth.

When you’re ok…

A failing filling or cracked tooth don’t always mean you need a root canal. You may just need a new filling or crown instead. Cracked teeth are more likely to need a root canal in the future though.

Some people also have trauma to teeth as a result of an accident or from grinding and clenching their teeth. This can lead to pain, especially when biting. If you’ve had recent trauma give the tooth some time to settle down before jumping to the conclusion you need a root canal. If you’re a grinder consider investing in a night guard to reduce the force on your teeth.

When you need a root canal…

An infected tooth means you definitely need a root canal. No way out of this one.

A cracked tooth that has developed significant pain, sensitivity, or in which the crack extends into the nerve means that it would need a root canal.

LARGE CAVITIES

Cavities are no fun. Large cavities are even less fun, especially when you end up needing a root canal. X-rays of your tooth can show the rough extent of a cavity but don’t tell the whole story. Your dentist will only know it’s full extent once they clean it all out of the tooth.

When you’re ok…

If the cavity doesn’t extend to the nerve of the tooth once your dentist removes it, then you’re in the clear, at least for the time being. If it is really close to the nerve you may develop symptoms in the future that mean you need a root canal. Most dentists try to avoid going into the nerve space when at all possible in order to give your tooth a chance.

When you need a root canal…

If the cavity is removed and the nerve of the tooth is exposed then it will need a root canal. In very rare cases where the opening to the pulp chamber is only a pinpoint your dentist may do what is known as a pulp cap and try to let the tooth heal itself. Long term, you’ll probably still end up needing a root canal at some point.

This can be a good guide of whether you need a root canal, but it is important to know that there are many times when you could need a root canal without even knowing it. I’ve seen plenty of infected teeth or teeth with extremely large cavities in which the person had no idea there was a problem at all. The best prevention for root canals is good oral hygiene, reducing sugar and acid in your diet, and seeing your dentist consistently so they can catch things early.

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Hi, I have fluorosis. I feel embarrass when I smile. please suggest something to get rid of this problem.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
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I have fluorosis. I feel embarrass when I smile. please suggest something to get rid of this problem.
Visit a dentist. The method of acidic micro abrasion, followed by remineralisation procedures, assures a considerable recovery of the dental surfaces affected by fluorosis. Best way is capping or veneers for upper front 6 teeth & lower front 6 teeth. Until then use tooth mousse tooth paste. Apply this paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min. Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results.
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Sir I have pain on my teeth after I ate chicken. why sir tell me as soon as possible? Please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Coimbatore
Sir I have pain on my teeth after I ate chicken. why sir tell me as soon as possible? Please help me.
May be your chicken bone should have poked. Or your teeth is not strong enough to bite n chew a chicken. Better go to a dentist
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April- Awareness Month for Oral, Head and Neck Cancers

BDS
Dentist, Pune
April- Awareness Month for Oral, Head and Neck Cancers

April is the awareness month for oral, head and neck cancers. Regular checkups prevent undiagnosed spread, and timely diagnosed cancer is curable. Meet the dentist today to rule out precancerous lesions.

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I have jawlock from last 1 month. I can hardly eat. I have visited a doctor but it didn't help. I have jaw lock many times before and it use to get normal in some hours but now it's locked from one month. Can I get normal ? If yes please tell me how.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I have jawlock from last 1 month. I can hardly eat. I have visited a doctor but it didn't help. I have jaw lock many ...
visit a maxillofacial surgeon. he will take some x-rays n will determine the cause of it. he will unlock your jaw immediately n will also give you a permanent solution to avoid this thing.
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I am 26 years old male & I have bad breath problem since 8 years. I have consulted at least 10 dentists & all of them told that my mouth good, teeth & gum are good & hygienic. So I want to know exact problem & solution for that. Thanks & regards, Syed.

BDS
Dentist, Mangalore
I am 26 years old male & I have bad breath problem since 8 years. I have consulted at least 10 dentists & all of them...
The bad breath is due to the volatile sulphur compounds just keep your mouth clean you can rinse your mouth with salt water or use of mouth rinses.
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My one tooth is giving problem. It is not moving but whenever something comes under it while chewing it pains. what can i do?

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
My one tooth is giving problem. It is not moving but whenever something comes under it while chewing it pains. what c...
We need to check the status of periodontal ligament under the teeth and might be there wil be a cavity in between the teeth so x-ray is needed and if you r having pain only while chewing. Your teeth is still in life to get it treated with cement if neglected it can go for root canal treatment.
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Having a big ulcer in my mouth. It is right aide and very inside. So whenever I open my mouth to eat drink or to speak it get rubbed and start paining. It is big in size. Please prescribe some ulcer curing medicine with one pain reliving tube also.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Having a big ulcer in my mouth. It is right aide and very inside. So whenever I open my mouth to eat drink or to spea...
Mouth ulcers are usually due to vitamin deficiency or bad digestion. Other causes are tonsils, trauma from teeth, dry mouth, tonsillitis, stress, change in lifestyle, allergies to certain foods and medication, smoking and tobacco chewing, consumption of spicy n hot foods. These ulcers are actually sores usually round, white, or grey in color, with a red edge or border. The condition is usually becomes okay within 7 days. But if it persists beyond that, or if multiple ulcers keep re-appearing, medical advice must be taken. In severe mouth ulcer attacks, you may also experience fever and physical sluggishness. Taking Vitamin B12 supplements along with a suitable gel for pain is the best remedy. I suggest that you consult me privately on lybrate so that I can send you the appropriate prescription. Take care

My incisor teeth both lower &upper jaw doesn't follow any pattern. It is in updown manner. Which causes problem for me to brush. Sometimes bleeding also.

My incisor teeth both lower &upper jaw doesn't follow any pattern. It is in updown manner. Which causes problem for m...
Hello Lybrate user, consult an orthodontist near you. There are many other treatment available apart from the traditional wire and braces treatment .such as invisible liners. Or clear liners. Lingual braces are also other option.in this the brackets are placed from inner side of the teeth. Visit a dentist nearby or you can contact us through Lybrate for further details.
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