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Dr. Balkrishna Alva

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. Balkrishna Alva Dentist, Mumbai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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I feel strong pain in my gums while brushing my teeth. I'm using Oral-B toothpaste. Is it safe to use?

BDS
Dentist,
I feel strong pain in my gums while brushing my teeth. I'm using Oral-B toothpaste. Is it safe to use?
A tooth paste does not contribute to the pain in the tooth. You should meet a dentist soon and get to know the reason behind the pain. Hope this helps.
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A.C.C.I - Accredited and Certified Course in Implantology, MDS - Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Jammu
If 100 children required braces, 95 would not have required had their milk teeth be taken care of in time.
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When the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed, septic or lifeless, one needs to go through the root canal treatment

BDS, PGDFO
Dentist, Gadchiroli
When the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed, septic or lifeless, one needs to go through the root canal treatment
When the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed, septic or lifeless, one needs to go through the root canal treatment. 
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I am facing bleeding gums What should I do? Kindly suggest me valuable thought.. Thanks.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am facing bleeding gums
What should I do?
Kindly suggest me valuable thought..
Thanks.
Few advice to stop bleeding gums-- - visit to a dentist for professional cleaning once in a year - use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water to keep the area clean. - Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums.
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Sir I am Anmol a 17 years boy. Sir, my teeth are getting yellowish day by day even after brushing twice with Colgate. Please tell me what can I do. Any home remedy because it become frustrating for me to laugh with my friends or others. Please help me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir I am Anmol a 17 years boy. Sir, my teeth are getting yellowish day by day even after brushing twice with Colgate....
Advise deep cleaning, polishing, whitening (bleaching) procedures, artificial enamel filling 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. Cause of discoloration – Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics.
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My mother aged 65 suffering from severe pain and swelling behind both ears and under jaws, dentist and ent specialist could not detect anything .I just don't understand which specialist I contact and what are the tests require. Please suggest.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
My mother aged 65 suffering from severe pain and swelling behind both ears and under jaws, dentist and ent specialist...
You should take Acupressure therapy and take Biochemic Calc flour 200x + Mag phos 200x, 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days and consult private online. U go ENT specialist.
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Sir, I am suffering from abscessed tooth pain slowly degrading and cracking .if I remove the teeth will it effect my eye sight. Please suggest me I do have b.p and eye sight 0.25.

MDS - Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Sir, I am suffering from abscessed tooth pain slowly degrading and cracking .if I remove the teeth will it effect my ...
There is no connection between teeth and eyes but infection can spread through blood you need to get your teeth treated as soon as possible and check all the possible treatment with your dentist.
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I heard that root canal treatments causes side effects in long term. I see few cases reported in western countries which triggered cancer disease due to bad root canal.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I heard that root canal treatments causes side effects in long term. I see few cases reported in western countries wh...
root canal treatment don't give any cancerous problem only the problem if it is failed the teeth will be removed thats all it is a myth that it causes cancer so u can go for root canal no problem make sure treatment done properly that is mandatory
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There is some black dots in my tongue and I think this is the reason that I am not able to speak fluently, can you suggest me what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Durgapur
its yours concern not the black spots that is barring your from speaking fluently. get rid of that concept of yours.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Asking your doctor if an antiobiotic medicine can be taken is advisable as it can help in reducing the infection and swelling. It can also be taken after the treatment for faster healing.
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Sir my teeth is so sensitive and internal damage please provide sine tips to care my teeth.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, teeth have a protective layer called enamel with age the enamel wears off and become thin which causes to become teeth sensitive to cold and hot. You need to get a professional check up done to know the exact cause and solution of your problem.
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When she chews food to eat it is becoming gluey in the mouth. She is facing problem in eating from last few months. What to do?

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist,
Hi chewing food becomes difficult when the amount of saliva in the mouth has reduced. This could be due to medications or due to radiotherapy. She could use artificial saliva which keeps the mouth moist.
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Tarter deposited again and again in spite of scaling done two three times. Please suggest what to do?

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
Also ask for polishing of teeth after scaling. Do warm saline rinses alternately with mouthwash everytime after meals.
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My teeth are yellow colour I am brushing my teeth daily How can I get rid of this problem.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My teeth are yellow colour
I am brushing my teeth daily
How can I get rid of this problem.
Advise deep cleaning, polishing, whitening (bleaching) procedures, artificial enamel filling 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. Cause of discoloration – Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics.
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Myths About Root Canals Answered by Renowned Dentist Dr Ratnika Agarwal

BDS
Dentist, Pune
Myths About Root Canals Answered by Renowned Dentist Dr Ratnika Agarwal

If you were recently informed that you need a root canal, chances are the minute you left your dentist’s clinic, you immediately began scouring the Internet for information on this well-known — but highly misunderstood — dental treatment.

The Internet can be a great place to gather helpful information, but it is also plagued by unreliable sources & dangerously inaccurate information that can lead unknowing online researchers astray.

The following are common myths & misinformation about root canals & tooth pain that are prevalent online. While finding out you are in need of a root canal can be frightening, the more you know about this tooth-saving procedure & what it can do for your toothache & oral health, the calmer & more confident you will feel when you return to the dentist’s chair.

Myth #1: You only need a root canal if you are experiencing tooth pain.

Sometimes teeth that have died no longer cause pain & need to have a root canal in order to avoid becoming infected. We have several tests that allow us to know when a tooth has died & needs to receive a root canal.

Myth #2: Root canal treatment is painful.

A root canal relieves tooth pain associated with progressive & destructive decay that has reached the root of a tooth & caused infection. With the use of cutting-edge dental technology, along with anesthetics & sedation dentistry, having a root canal feels similar to receiving a filling & can be just as painless.

Myth #3: Root canals cause illness.

It’s hard to miss this myth if you are searching for information on root canals online. This myth is based on poorly designed & long-since debunked research that took place almost an entire century .Not only are root canals safe & effective, they eliminate bacteria from the infected roots of teeth, improving both your oral health & your overall health.

Myth #4: The benefits of root canal treatments are temporary.

Root canal results are long-lasting. They relieve patients’ toothaches & preserve the affected tooth indefinitely. The final restoration or crown is the key to successful results. A well-made & well-fit crown combined with good at-home oral health practices & routine visits to the dentist can ensure that your tooth lasts a lifetime.

Myth #5: Tooth extraction is a good alternative to root canals.

An extraction is a traumatic procedure that actually allows more bad bacteria to be introduced into the bloodstream. There is no adequate replacement for a natural tooth. A root canal with a good restoration is not only cost effective, it allows you to keep your natural tooth. Bridges, implants, & other replacement alternatives require additional treatments, more time in the chair, & elevated cost.

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I am 48 yr old. After I brush in the morning and eat biscuits. My teeth pain. I mean the inner teeth which we use to chew on both sides. This pain will not be there when I eat breakfast say at 9.30 am. Please suggest.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
I need to examine your teeth before guiding you with the treatment plan. I ll have to take a xray of your teeth. You may consult me for same.
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Braces for kids and teens

MDS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Braces for kids and teens

Use of braces for kids and teenagers to correct mal-aligned teeth not only helps in the creation of proper aesthetics, but it also helps in the good arrangement of teeth for proper chewing and do get a balanced face.

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I want to know about dental aesthetic treatment like veneers , types of veneers, cost per tooth and pros & cones of the same.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I want to know about dental aesthetic treatment like veneers , types of veneers, cost per tooth and pros & cones of t...
•Composite bonding is a way to repair chipped, cracked, decayed, discolored, misshapen, and gapped teeth. Composite bonding can last up to 10 years. •Veneers are covers for a tooth. The veneer is bonded to the front of the tooth, transforming the tooth’s appearance. With good care, veneers can last up to 30 years, so you won’t have to worry about getting it replaced regularly. You can have veneers placed on one tooth or a few. •If your tooth is chipped badly or you have pain when chewing or drinking, you may need a crown. Crowns are one of the most common restorative treatments. A crown is a cap that covers the tooth and protects in and approves the appearance. It acts as a strong covering for your tooth. When you get a crown, this prevents you from losing your tooth. Without a crown, a damaged tooth won’t be able to withstand the pressure of chewing. •If you have a crack in your tooth that has extended into the pulp,(i.e) if you experience any toothache, sensitivity, or swelling, the tooth requires root canal treatment. Some time after the root canal, a crown can be placed to protect the crack from spreading. Until then, you will be given a temporary crown to wear. Left untreated, infection can spread, causing abscess, bone loss, and other serious problems. •If you have a crack in your tooth that extends below the gum line, your tooth is no longer treatable, and the tooth won’t be able to be saved. You will need a tooth extraction, which means your tooth will need to be pulled. And then, you can get a artificial tooth like dental implant/FPD/RPD to replace your natural tooth.
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I 38 year old. Toady in accident my lower jaw front two no of teeth's come out from root. sugest me which is best procedure or surgery to replant artificial new teeth.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
I 38 year old. Toady in accident my lower jaw front two no of teeth's come out from root. sugest me which is best pro...
Hello lybrate-user it's sad to hear about your accident. Front teeth are always aesthetically very important. So I will suggest you the best treatment. If your lower jaw bone is fine, the best treatment for you is to opt for implant. In this without involving any adjacent teeth, we can replace your teeth. But if you have a budget problem, you can go for fixed teeth over there. Thank you. Tc.
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