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Dr. Puneet Kansal  - Dentist, Meerut

Dr. Puneet Kansal

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS

Dentist, Meerut

22 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic  ·  ₹350 online
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Dr. Puneet Kansal MDS - Orthodontics, BDS Dentist, Meerut
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care....more
I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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Consultant orthodontist at kansal dental clinic and orthodontic centre,Meerut from last 18years

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Education
MDS - Orthodontics - Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan - 2000
BDS - Bapuji College of Dental Sciences Davangere - 1997
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Professional Memberships
Indian Dental Association
Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry
World Society of Lingual Orthodontics (WSLO)

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Kansal Dental Clinic & Orthodontic Centre

No.142/6, Nai Sadak Tiraha, Landmark : Opposite Career Computer InstituteMeerut Get Directions
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How To Replace Missing Tooth?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
How To Replace Missing Tooth?

Dental bridge versus dental implants:
So basically, you have two options to replace your missing tooth and wondering which one would be better.

Let's talk about dental bridges.
Pros-

1) no surgical procedure.
2) teeth can be replaced within a few days. It usually takes 3-7 working days to get it prepared from lab followed by placement. So it's less time-consuming.
3) usually affordable.
4) no anxiety or psychological trauma to patient.

Fixed prosthetic replacement.

Cons-
1) to replace one missing tooth, two natural and healthy teeth are to be involved. And that's not what most of the dentists prefer because well, nothing compares to natural teeth. There is no point in trimming a healthy tooth.
2) post-treatment sensitivity can be seen in some cases.
3) in future, if one of the teeth supporting the bridge gives up (due to periodontal or any other etiology), the whole bridge would require replacement.
4) it requires the presence of teeth which are strong enough to bear the load. If adjacent teeth are mobile as well, bridge can't be placed.

Now, dental implants,

Pros-

1) there is no involvement of adjacent teeth.
2) fixed and permanent prosthetic solution for missing tooth.
3) no reliability upon adjacent teeth.
4) high tolerance to forces comparatively.
 

Cons-
1) patient has to undergo a surgical procedure.
2) not easily affordable. That's one of the biggest reasons that people refrain from going for this option.

So what should one choose? I rather suggest dental implants. Now the final call should be yours.

Dental Myths!

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Dental Myths!

The common dental myths that everyone believes to be true.

When it comes to dental hygiene and care, no measures can be considered too much. You should make regular trips to a good dentist as well as take good care of your teeth yourself as well. However, there are certain myths that have come to associate themselves with dental hygiene, not all of which are true. Read on to know the differences between the fiction and the facts about dental care.

Dental myths Facts vs. Fiction
1) White teeth equal healthy teeth.
One thing that everyone believes is that if a person has teeth that are white, it is an indication that they are healthy. The fact is, however, the colour of the teeth is not indicative of their good health. Dentists ascertain the health of your teeth by checking the gum health, cavities (or lack thereof), and health of the jaw bone. You should always concentrate on having healthy teeth, even if they are not pearly white.

2) Braces are for children.
Another myth that is quite common is, only children can get braces for their teeth. This is also untrue as, in fact, braces can be put in place by anybody. While it is true that braces work best when they are used at an early age, even adults can get them to make sure that they have a well-aligned set of teeth. 

3) Brushing and flossing.
There is a misconception that goes hand-in-hand with dental hygiene is that if a person brushes properly, he or she does not need to floss. No measure can be considered excessive when it comes to dental care, so even if you brush your teeth twice every day, the need to floss remains, as it cleans the area between the teeth, something that toothbrushes tend to miss.

4) Bleeding gums is commonplace.
This is one of the more interesting myths. It is actually a sign of gum disease and necessitates a visit to a dental clinic without delay. When hard deposits that stick to your teeth get accumulated for a long time, it leads to the gums becoming swollen and starts to bleed. If left untreated, a disease in the gums can result in the loss of teeth.

5) Scaling damages teeth.
Scaling is the process that removes the deposits that get stuck to your teeth over a period of time. Getting your teeth scaled at regular intervals makes sure that these deposits are removed and also gives a healthy look to your teeth. However, nothing done in excess can be good, so if you are prone to go for scaling your teeth at frequent intervals can damage the enamel. Doing it on a yearly basis has no risks involved as long as the dentist has good hands.

As evident from the above points, the myths do not have any truth attached to them. Now that you know about their fallacy, you can care for your dental hygiene in a better way.
 

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Dealing With Wisdom Tooth?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Dealing With Wisdom Tooth?

Why is wisdom tooth removal necessary?

1.Sinus Issues: Problems with wisdom teeth can lead to sinus pain, pressure, and congestion.
2.Damage to other teeth: That extra set of molars can push your other teeth around, causing jaw pain,and crowding of teeth.
3.Jaw damage: Cysts can form around the new teeth. If they aren't treated, they can hollow out your jaw and cause nerve damage.
4.Inflamed Gums: Tissue around the area can swell and may be hard to clean.
5.Cavities: Swollen gums can create pockets between teeth that help bacteria grow and cavities form.
6.Alignment: Impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems with crowding of other teeth and even make treatment to straighten other teeth necessary.
Evaluation of your wisdom teeth will be done upon your initial exam. Depending on the severity of impaction, your extraction is planned.

Importance Of Dental Check Up!

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Importance Of Dental Check Up!

If I brush my teeth twice a day, rinse after each with mouth wash, floss at least once a day and eat a healthy diet, why should I ever see a dentist?

I think if you are young and healthy you could get away with it for a while. In fact, after kids leave home they rarely see a dentist in their early 20s.
But as you mature your body starts to deteriorate and unlike all the other parts of the body, the ability for the teeth and gums to heal themselves are poor to zero. Even if you never get a cavity your teeth will be subjected to wear, chipping, abfractions (V-shaped grooves at the gum line), drifting and moving. Your gums will be subject to calculus buildup, gum recession and which will increase as you get older. You cannot brush well enough to prevent this.
As a dentist, I tend to treat older patients. And I see that no matter how good a patient looks after their mouth, and how good the dentistry is, the average human is going to outlive their teeth by about 25 to 50 years.
When I go to aged care facilities the only real nice teeth I see there are crowns or implants, all the real teeth will have broken down within 3 months of entering the facility. Mouth care is the biggest nightmare for carers.
So what does this have to do with you?
Just that at some point you will need to rebuild a worn out set of teeth, and later rebuild or replace them again. If you live long enough, and with luck, you shall.

Dental Check-ups!

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Dental Check-ups!

When did you last go for a dental checkup? 

It is the fact that so many patients think dental decay is some mysterious occurrence rather than driven primarily by what you eat.

That and the fact that people use pain as the signal to seek care.

Regular dental care means you get regular examinations that can identify oral health problems well in advance of pain and where preventive care and far simpler treatment can be provided to improve your oral health and lower the costs versus the cost of treatment that is required once you have pain.

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Don't Ignore Dental Cavities!

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Don't Ignore Dental Cavities!

Don't Ignore Dental Cavities!

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How To Prevent Cheek Biting?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
How To Prevent Cheek Biting?

The only remedy is to get the wisdom teeth extracted. As such they don't serve any purpose like chewing and in your case, they are placed buccally (cheek side) and maintaining hygiene around them too is difficult. They would harm your cheek, neighboring the more important functional tooth.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Gets Impacted?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Why Do Wisdom Teeth Gets Impacted?

Nowadays, the food we eat are finer, so our jaw bone grow smaller, but the size of our teeth remain the same. Wisdom teeth are the ones which come out the last. There usually will be inadequate room for their eruption. As a result, they grow impacted, making your more susceptible to dental issues like caries and inflammation. You have to visit a dentist and get a thorough check-up to find out whether your wisdom teeth need extracting or not. If so, have them removed in a timely manner, in order to prevent bigger problems down the road.

Why Do Gums Bleed Even After Brushing Teeth Twice-Daily?

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Why Do Gums Bleed Even After Brushing Teeth Twice-Daily?

Bleeding gums are one of the basic sign of gum disease. Proper dental hygiene and nutritive diet are the cornerstones of healthy gums and teeth. If you suffer from bleeding gums, take the necessary steps to understand the underlying reason behind the condition and how to treat it.

Try following:

1. Apply a cold compress to the gums: as an instant solution for bleeding gums, you can apply a cold compress to the area.

2. Change your toothbrush and brushing technique: bleeding gums are often caused by using a brush whose bristles are too hard, or by brushing your gums too energetically.

3. Be careful when flossing: flossing is an important part of maintaining good oral hygiene and should be done at least once a day.

4. Avoid alcohol-based mouthwashes: using mouthwash is a great way to freshen up breath and eliminate bacteria from the mouth. However, alcohol-based mouthwashes are very drying, which can be annoying for swollen gums and cause them to bleed.

5. Brush and floss daily.

6. Eat a healthy diet.

7. Quit smoking.

8. Minimize stress.

9. See your dentist at least twice a year.
 

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Prevention Of Dental Caries!

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Prevention Of Dental Caries!

How can I prevent cavities?

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste. Preferably, brush after each meal and especially before going to bed.
  • Clean between your teeth daily with dental floss or interdental cleaners, such as the oral-b interdental brush, 
  • Rinse daily with a fluoride-containing mouthwash. Some rinses also have antiseptic ingredients to help kill bacteria that cause plaque.
  • Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacks. Avoid carbohydrates such as candy, pretzels, and chips, which can remain on the tooth surface. If sticky foods are eaten, brush your teeth soon afterward.
  • Check with your dentist about use of supplemental fluoride, which strengthens your teeth.
  • Ask your dentist about dental sealants (a plastic protective coating) applied to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (molars) to protect them from decay.
  • Drink fluoridated water. At least a pint of fluoridated water each day is needed to protect children from tooth decay.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for professional dental cleanings and oral exam.
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