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Dr. Biraj Mehta

Dentist, Mumbai

550 at clinic
Dr. Biraj Mehta Dentist, Mumbai
550 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Extraction Is It the End or Beginning of a Dental Problems?

BDS, Masters in Immediate Loading Implants, Digital Smile Degin , Fellowship in Implantology
Dentist, Gurgaon
Extraction Is It the End or Beginning of a Dental Problems?

Removal of teeth is gradually not the first option for a lot of dental issues. However, a large number of dental infections and other causes end in extraction. The front teeth, because of their visibility, are more likely to be replaced. The back teeth often go un-replaced, though they play a higher role in terms of food digestion and function. In many patients, reasons for impaired bite and crooked tooth are traced back to failure to replace a removed tooth. (Learn more to maintain healthy teeth)

Let us look at the some of the issues as a result of not replacing a missing tooth:

  1. Reduced chewing/digestive efficiency: The back teeth play a significant role in chewing the food and contributing to the initial stage of digestion. The salivary enzymes play a significant role in digestion when the food is chewed and removal of back teeth tends to make people swallow food faster than if good amount of chewing were to happen. Studies show that loss of each posterior tooth (molars especially) reduces tooth efficiency by 10%.
  2. Malocclusion: A malocclusion happens due to the empty space created, into which 3 teeth are trying to move. The tooth before and after the empty space tend to slowly tilt towards the empty space in between. Also, the opposing upper or lower tooth supra erupts into this space.  Each tooth plays a critical role in maintaining the adjacent and opposing tooth in place, which is lost when a tooth is not replaced after removal.
  3. Bone loss: The tooth also is essential for maintaining healthy bone, and if not replaced, it can lead to accelerated loss of alveolar bone.  Good bone support is very essential for construction of dentures, especially in old age, when complete dentures which are almost always removable need to be done. This is true especially in the lower teeth, where denture retention is a big challenge.
  4. Extra pressure on other teeth: Not replacing a tooth puts additional pressure on the remaining teeth, leading to accelerated bone loss and wearing off of the enamel.
  5. Esthetics: There will be a sinking in of the face when back teeth are not replaced, leading to a puckering.

So, the next time, tooth loss is inevitable, ensure you plan how to replace it in the earliest possible time period. The more it is delayed, the more difficult it is to replace it and the more expensive it will turn out for the patient. Fixed dentures or removable dentures can be the options, depending on age, food habits, finances, etc. Implants also could be another option, which is the new-age solution for replacing teeth.  A detailed discussion with your dentist, ahead of removal will help you plan better. (know more for Nutrition and Dental Health)

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Dear sir I have pain in my teeth. I can't eat hot & cold I teams. Plc suggest what should I do for fast relief.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Dear sir I have pain in my teeth. I can't eat hot & cold I teams. Plc suggest what should I do for fast relief.
if u complain about sensitivity then go for anti sensitivity toothpaste if it is due to decay in ur teeth then go for treatment that is root canal treatment
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I am suffering from mouth ulcer from a long time. Please suggest effective medicine or treatment.

BDS
Dentist, Patna
I am suffering from mouth ulcer from a long time. Please suggest effective medicine or treatment.
Hmm. Check for constipation and stress level, eat viramine rich food, drink water, have vitamine b complex and apply kenakot or dologel over the place half n hr before you eat.
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Is brushing with Colgate paste in night (before going to sleep) is not good for teeth?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Is brushing with Colgate paste in night (before going to sleep) is not good for teeth?
there is nothing like brushing with any toothpaste is not good for health instead brushing a night useful for oral health
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I want to know about six simles braces.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist,
Braces are meant to give you good smile only .Technique is more important than material used in braces like metal or ceramic
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I have some gum problem after bathing or after brush and I feel gum in my throat but not much what should I do to get rid of it.

MDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I have some gum problem after bathing or after brush and I feel gum in my throat but not much what should I do to get...
Please explain about the problem in detail. Is there bleeding or pain or smell or some pricking sensation.
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My front upper teeth are not in symmetry. Which treatment will be best for me braces or cosmetic dentistry?

BDS
Dentist, Agra
My front upper teeth are not in symmetry. Which treatment will be best for me braces or cosmetic dentistry?
Braces is the right option for you. You are 19 years old, and now orthodontic treatment will give you best results. You can also go with ceramic or invisible braces if aesthetics is a concern.
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I have been chewing tobacco since the last 15 years. I can't open my mouth more than an inch. Please could you suggest some medicine. Thanks.

MDS Prosthodontics, B.D.S
Dentist, Kolkata
Please kindly stop the habit of chewing tobacco and start with mouth exercises. Get an appointment with a dentist.
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I am a 21 years old dental student. I am suffering from chronic gastritis with headache and vomiting. I got anta acid, bt no more effects. These drugs liable for some mins only so what can I do now?

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Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am a 21 years old dental student. I am suffering from chronic gastritis with headache and vomiting. I got anta acid...
Hi, Please follow these tips apart from taking medicines to avoid recurrence: - Do not keep your stomach empty for long durations, - Eat in small quantities frequently. - Avoid hot, spicy and oil fried food - Drink plenty of water in between your intake. - Keep away from mental stress and tensions, - Perform physical exercises daily and meditation helps to relieve mental stress and tensions. - Consume lot of fibre like raw vegetables, oats, fruits, sprouts, etc - Avoid excess intake of coffee or tea , intake of medicines on empty stomach. - Be careful about the food while eating outside. - Carry a small pack of biscuit or some fruits along with you for emergency. - Whenever you suffer from acidity, take the medications prescribed by the doctor for 2-3 weeks continuously until the wounds in the stomach gets healed completely. - Sleep at least for 8 hours a day. - Restrict the usage of pain killers and antibiotics frequently.
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Dentist, Jaipur
Sugary foods should be consumed in limited quantities as the bacteria in dental plaque changes them into acids.
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Hi, I am noufal, 21 years old, is it good to clean teeth twice a year? I heard that it will effect to the enamel. I am using coconut oil to clean my mouth is there any problem with this?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hi, I am noufal, 21 years old, is it good to clean teeth twice a year? I heard that it will effect to the enamel. I a...
All individuals requires scaling (cleaning) to be done atleast once in 6 months to maintain our oral hygiene clean. Our toothbrush is not much finely designed to clean all the plaque and calculi in the interdental areas of the teeth, which is the area where most of the calculus accumulate much and has to be removed regularly using scalers by the dentist.
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Hi I am suffering from mouth ulcers frequently. I am a asthamatic I use inhaler. But I wash my mouth regularly after using inhaler. Even though I am getting more mouth ulcers. Help me with that problem.

BDS
Dentist, Durgapur
1. Kenacort gel (abbot) apply 3times a day after meal 1. Orahelp gel (mankind) apply 3 times a day 5 mins before meal 2. Kenacort gel (abbot) apply 3 times a day after meal.
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Dr. Last month I suffered with oral candilites. On 13-3-15 I am admitted in hospital. Dr was given inj forcan-200 for 5 days. Now iam not able to eat anything. Esophagus are getting pain when I swallow any thing including juices and water. Three days before again I admitted they r given inj forcan 200 od (fluconozole)&pancef-1 gm (ceftraxine1 gm ) bd, rantac bd & tramadol bd. So I have not found any result. Pls refer is this correct course.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Oral candidiasis is a fungal infection in mouth is caused by a fungus called candida albicans and is a very troublesome diseases, mild cases improvement is faster, taking care of oral hygiene and applying antifungal ointments, fluconazole is the treatment of choice, in more complicated case ampotheracinb is given as antibiotic cove, removal of cause is the first step in treatment and followed by antifungal application and antibiotic as required. Home remedies for thrush are aimed at decreasing risk factors for thrush as well as preventing overgrowth of candida yeast. Brush the teeth with a soft toothbrush. Rinse the mouth with a diluted 3% hydrogen peroxide solution. Rinse the mouth with warm saltwater. Avoid mouthwash as it can alter the normal flora of the mouth. Keep dentures clean and see a dentist if they do not fit correctly. Eat unsweetened yogurt while taking antibiotics. Lactobacillus acidophilus supplements may help maintain a healthy balance of candida. Home remedies that may reduce the discomfort of thrush include drinking cold liquids, or eating frozen or ice treats; eating soft, easy-to-swallow foods; drinking from a straw if the patches are painful. Gentian violet (1%) is a natural treatment that sometimes works as treatment for thrush. It is a dye that kills bacteria and fungi, and it is available without a prescription. Talk to a doctor before using gentian violet. Consult a doctor before using this or any supplement.
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I have lost two major teeth due to tooth decay how normal biting can be established and dental implant are safe or not.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I have lost two major teeth due to tooth decay how normal biting can be established and dental implant are safe or not.
Normal nothing can be established when the teeth you have lost are replaced. Implants are absolutely safe.
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I have teeth problem. Cold or warm items create pain in my teeth. Also my teeth not strong. I want your suggestion. Sometime I used to clove oil to avoid pain.

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Surat
I have teeth problem. Cold or warm items create pain in my teeth. Also my teeth not strong. I want your suggestion. S...
Usually, dental pain is because of infected pulp. And taking painkillers will not help much. If you need a permanent relief, you have to consult a dentist. Get your xray done and let him advice the necessary treatment. For the time being, you can take any drug having paracetamol 500 mg 2/3 times a day to manage pain. Remember, with medications pain will subside but it is not a permanent solution.
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BDS
Dentist, Chennai
In case the wires or the bands on your braces loosen up or get broken, immediately contact your orthodontist.
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Hello sir I have bleeding in my gums and teeth for 2weeks. Am afraid to visit dental doctor because of pain. Suggest any remedy to decrease pain.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello sir I have bleeding in my gums and teeth for 2weeks. Am afraid to visit dental doctor because of pain. Suggest ...
Hello,you can take homoeopathic medicine Plantago Q (10 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and revert.
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I had a swollen uvula, from that moment after 2 to 3 months I can still feel that something is still not fully normal what should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Durgapur
I had a swollen uvula, from that moment after 2 to 3 months I can still feel that something is still not fully normal...
If there is not any difficulty while swallowing or talking then you don't need to worry abt it. It will get normal with time. In the meantime make a habit of gargling with warm saline once a day.
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Hi I am 24 year old guy, I have very small size of front teeth, it looks weird so want change it and implant medical teeth. Need know what is consequences and does it pain or feels differ. Or should I handle with small size natural teeth.

M.Sc - Medical Bio-chemistry, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hi I am 24 year old guy, I have very small size of front teeth, it looks weird so want change it and implant medical ...
Now days dentistry is about saving natural teeth. If front teeth are small those can be corrected by cosmatic smile designing by conservative method. There is no neend for removing them and getting implants.
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