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Dr. Karunakar

Dentist, Mangalore

Dr. Karunakar Dentist, Mangalore
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Dr. Karunakar is an experienced Dentist in Patrao Lane, Mangalore. Doctor is currently practising at T clinic in Patrao Lane, Mangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Karunakar on Lybrate.com.

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I am 30 years old. I want to ask how do I whiten my tooth either by naturally or medical treatments?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 30 years old. I want to ask how do I whiten my tooth either by naturally or medical treatments?
Hi, there are various method / products available to whiten teeth. The most effective is in-office whitening done by a dental professional. It's usually a one hour procedure in which whitening gel will apply to the teeth and activate by whitening light for 10 to 15 minutes. 2 or 3 such sessions may required.
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Hi. My son was 2.5 yes old. He don't want to brush his teeth? He don't like the tooth paste and toothbrush? What I want to do to clean his teeth? Pl give me your suggestions.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist,
Hi. My son was 2.5 yes old. He don't want to brush his teeth? He don't like the tooth paste and toothbrush? What I wa...
Use kids tooth paste now its coming in different flavours which kids like. If he refuge to brush teeth do clean it with clean cloth but its not effective as brushing.
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Hi Doctor, My problem is in my mouth weekly two times lasers are formed and very painful and how to take precautions to this problem.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hi Doctor, My problem is in my mouth weekly two times lasers are formed and very painful and how to take precautions ...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (full mouth x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. 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.
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I have pain in my teeth, consulted a doctor and aviced root canal. Is there any problem doing root canal treatment?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I have pain in my teeth, consulted a doctor and aviced root canal. Is there any problem doing root canal treatment?
No there is no problem in root canal treatment. It is only the way to save your tooth. You can go for it.
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I am 40 years old I have gaps among teeth and pains also what can I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist,
I am 40 years old I have gaps among teeth and pains also what can I do?
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening procedure& braces. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advise 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. 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.
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My age is 58 ,I have lost my tooth, I need to replace it ,what is the expense for single tooth?

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
My age is 58 ,I have lost my tooth, I need to replace it ,what is the expense for single tooth?
it depends on which type of treatment you want....removable like a plate and teeth attached to it comes in the range of 1 to 2k....fixed tooth can be a bridge where we take the support of adjacent teeth and build the missing tooth or an implant....price ranges from 12k to 30k
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I have a teeth infected and half of it is already broken. Hence it is paining and disturbing me a lot. Should I do the root canal treatment or I should take it out? Please suggest.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I have a teeth infected and half of it is already broken. Hence it is paining and disturbing me a lot. Should I do th...
Yes u should go with Rct and after that capping is required.more detail will give after examing the case. So consult to Dr.if we cannot preserve tooth then only we will extract .
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I have mouth ulcers problem since childhood, I am 31 years old. Constipation or acidity could be one cause as I face them too occasionally. What could be ultimate solution to this problem or whom should I refer.?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have mouth ulcers problem since childhood, I am 31 years old. Constipation or acidity could be one cause as I face ...
Take good care of your stomoch add fibrous diet to your food as two bananas a day plenty of water take bnc cap daily use metrogyldg gel over ulcers.
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Dental Implants - Understanding its Longevity

MDS - Periodontology and Oral Implantology, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Dental Implants -  Understanding its Longevity

Ever wondered how good it would be if a tooth lost can be placed back in place?  That is just what the dental implant does.  Unlike the dentures, which replace only the crown portion of the tooth, the implant replaces the crown and the root portion of the tooth.

What’s more the chances of decay are less and there is no fear of mobility.  The dental implant replaces the natural tooth to the maximum extent possible, both in terms of chewing efficiency and stability of the tooth. It can take almost as much pressure as the natural tooth, with hardly any restrictions on diet.

When properly fabricated, the dental implant can last a lifetime. However, this longevity depends on two sets of factors.  The first is the overall oral health of the patient and the second is the post-implant care.

Oral health:  Before deciding that a person is to go for an implant, the following are considered:

  1. The person should have very good jaw bone support:  The titanium post that will be used as the root portion is placed into the gum ridge and unless the jaw bone is extremely healthy, it will not be able to support this.  Also, the post will be in left in place to get integrated into the bone for about 4 to 6 months.  During this phase, the oral health should be maintained extremely well.

  2. Placement:  The implant should be done by someone qualified to do an implant, not just by any dentist. Good fabrication of the implant is very essential for its longevity.

  3. Good oral hygiene measures: This is a prerequisite for choosing, if a person is a candidate for a dental implant.  If the oral hygiene habits are doubtful, then it would not be worth investing the time, effort, and money on an implant.

  4. Post-implant insertion care: Once the post is absorbed into the bone and the crown has been placed, meticulous care should be taken to ensure there is no plaque formation in and around the implant.  The gums have to be maintained healthy through regular brushing, flossing, interdental brushing and frequent mouth rinses. This will ensure the gums are healthy and can support the implant for years to come.  Regular visits to the dentist every 6 months and scaling in the dental office are also mandatory when you have an implant.

The overall health of the person also ensures success of implants.  Chronic uncontrolled conditions like heart disease, stress, diabetes, and smoking adversely affect the oral health and therefore the success of an implant. These are also associated with a greater risk of gum and periodontal disease.  Managing these optimally also adds to longevity of dental implants.

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I am suffering from ora Mouth problems. I am having cavities and tooth ache. My gums also bleed while brushing.

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
I am suffering from ora Mouth problems. I am having cavities and tooth ache. My gums also bleed while brushing.
You need urgent attention by dentist to fill teeth, for root canal treatment and for teeth cleaning and gum curettage surgery. It will avoid further pain and agony of diseased teeth and gums. Hope for best of your oral health.
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How I clean my teeth to make more white?

BDS
Dentist,
How I clean my teeth to make more white?
Kindly get scaling and polishing done and if you want you can also get bleaching done. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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Hi I am living in pune, I want to know which type of front tooth cap is good and how much cost it will take for caping. Thanks in advance.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hi I am living in pune, I want to know which type of front tooth cap is good and how much cost it will take for capin...
For front teeth, all ceramic crowns are preferred because of good esthetic results. Price for 1 crown can range from rs 5000 to 15000 depending upon the variety you choose and guarantee you choose.
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From my teeth blood is coming few months before I hav shown to Dr. Dr. Told me that you have fix cab on teeth. But bec of job I hav not done. Is it's risky or not now their is no bleeding from my teeth

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Hi, Bleeding might not be from the tooth but from the gums surrounding it. There might be swelling in your gums and whenever you brush or bite something hard you will find blood oozing out. So if this is the case then you should go for gum treatment.
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I have huge pain inside my mouth right side. Bt that not a dental problem. What I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have huge pain inside my mouth right side. Bt that not a dental problem. What I do?
A full mouth x ray , an OPG will help a dentist to recognize the problem from the bone & the jaw. Treatment will be according to the diagnosis.
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I'm getting tooth ache from past two days. It so making some like minor pain? Is there any remedies for that?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I'm getting tooth ache from past two days. It so making some like minor pain? Is there any remedies for that?
Dhana you are having toothache from last 2 days . warm saline mouth rinse,take tab combiflam for pain ... Maintain proper oral hygiene. Visit dental surgeon for check up and treatment . rinse with listerine mouthwash after meals
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Iam 23 years old, I have a bad breath and permanent cold for almost 3years. What are the remedies should I follow?

BDS
Dentist, Saharanpur
Get scaling done n brush your teeth twice a day n use dental floss n mouthwash n do warmsaline rinces 3-4 times a day n scrap your tongue twice day n tel me d status after 5 days.
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I am 31 years old male, yesterday while brushing my teeth I noticed a kind of black blister inside my upper lip and it is not painful. I remember its not from accident tooth bite or injury. Please advice.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am 31 years old male, yesterday while brushing my teeth I noticed a kind of black blister inside my upper lip and i...
Hi its tuff to answer without seeing please visit your dentist as it is diff to guide without seeing and touching the blister.
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Why does bad smell come from my mouth, even after I brush my teeth? I have not use and have not testing any types of alochol in today date. I am fear to talk with my friends with near. If they got my mouth's bad smell. Please help me sir/madam.

BDS
Dentist, Noida
Why does bad smell come from my mouth, even after I brush my teeth? I have not use and have not testing any types of ...
Hello Bad breath can result from a number of factors like caries in teeth, plaque deposits, indigestion, bad stomach & other hormonal factors as well. Firstly you need to get a proper oral check up done for the dentist to come to a conclusion about your problem. Take care.
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FRSPH, Fellowship (Rotary Endodontics), Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Ranchi
Flossing is as important as brushing on a daily basis. Taking the floss all the way down to the point where the teeth and gums meet is the appropriate way of doing it.
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My teeth are yellow in colour I brush daily more time still I did not get white.

BDS
Dentist,
Yellowness of teeth is in not always due to the external deposition of tartar or stains. If your teeth are pale from within the tooth they probably need a process called bleaching, for your teeth to get white. However over brushing is going to damage your teeth in the form of attrition so don't do more than twice daily. Consult a dentist for bleaching.
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