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Dr. Jigar Gala

MS

Dentist, Mumbai

9 Years Experience
Dr. Jigar Gala MS Dentist, Mumbai
9 Years Experience
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To provide my patients with the highest quality dental care, I’m dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
To provide my patients with the highest quality dental care, I’m dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies.
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Dr. Jigar Gala is one of the best Dentists in Andheri West, Mumbai. He has been a successful Dentist for the last 9 years. He has done MS . You can visit him at Dental Concepts in Andheri West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Jigar Gala on Lybrate.com.

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MS - University College London - 2008
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I have a problem of bad breath, but it is not coming from mouth as it's always kept clean. Is this any sign of any digestive tract related problems?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
Hello, bad breath could be because of digestive problems, it can be because of fasting, not eating for long hours, not drinking enough water, or if you are having acidity problem. It may be because of pungent eatables like garlic. But still get it checked by a dentist for any deposits and get it cleaned.
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My wife has pain in teeth but she is 3 month old baby's mother so please suggest me best prescription for her.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My wife has pain in teeth but she is 3 month old baby's mother so please suggest me best prescription for her.
Hello give her @ kreosotum 200-6 pills, thrice a day. @ echinacea q -10 drops, with 1/4 cup of water, rinse the mouth thrice a day take care.
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I am a 24 years old female and have toothache for last 4 weeks. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
I am a 24 years old female and have toothache for last 4 weeks. What should I do?
Tooth ache should not be taken lightly. It might mimick some other condition also. So please tell the nature of pain and when does it start and when does it end. Does it linger, does cil food or hot food affect the type of pain or does any hard food precipitate it. Do inform us. If possible just upload the pic of the tooth.
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BDS, MDS - Pediatric Dentistry , Certificate Course in Conscious Sedation
Dentist, Hyderabad
Oral health is the gateway to overall health. Gift your child a healthy Smile. Happy Children's Day.
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BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Mumbai
Ask your dentist today for a better and healthier smile. If you had history of trauma your teeth may have become non-vital and may darken over time. Get the treatment done so that you can smile with confidence.
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My front teeth r cross i. E. Overlap each other I want to put braces How do I send pictures in this for better understanding of d condition Pls advice.

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My front teeth r cross i. E. Overlap each other
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either you can try for private consultation on lybrate. or take contact number for further information
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Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

What are dental cleanings (scale and polish) and why have them?

Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Usually, it is tooth coloured and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in colour.

If the scale or calculus (tartar, as dentists like to call it) is allowed to accumulate on the teeth it will, unfortunately, provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.Also it leaves your teeth feeling lovely and smooth and clean, which is nice when you run your tongue around them. Actually, come to think of it, there's nothing worse than someone you fancy running their tongue around your teeth and finding a piece of spinach or something! Still, if they're hungry

The professional cleaning of teeth is sometimes referred to as prophylaxis (orprophy for short). It's a Greek word which means 'to prevent beforehand' - in this case, it helps prevent gum disease.

How are dental cleanings done?

The dental hygienist or dentist uses specialized instruments to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. The instruments which may be used during your cleaning, and what they feel like, are described below.

Ultrasonic instrument

Commonly used first is an ultrasonic instrument which uses tickling vibrations to knock larger pieces of tartar loose. It also sprays a cooling mist of water while it works to wash away debris and keep the area at a proper temperature. The device typically emits a humming or high pitched whistling sound. This may seem louder than it actually is because the sound may get amplified inside your head, just like when you put an electric toothbrush into your mouth.

The ultrasonic instrument tips are curved and rounded and are always kept in motion around the teeth. They are by no means sharp since their purpose is to knock tartar loose and not to cut into the teeth. It is best to inform the operator if the sensations are too strong or ticklish so that they can adjust the setting appropriately on the device or modify the pressure applied.

With larger deposits that have hardened on, it can take some time to remove these, just like trying to remove baked-on grime on a stove that has been left over a long time. So your cleaning may take longer than future cleanings. Imagine not cleaning a house for six months versus cleaning it every week. The six-month job is going to take longer than doing smaller weekly jobs.

Fine hand tools

Once the larger pieces of tartar are gone, the dental worker will switch to finer hand tools (called scalers and curettes in dental-speak) to remove smaller deposits and smoothen the tooth surfaces. These tools are curved and shaped to match the curves of the teeth. They allow smaller tartar deposits to be removed bycarefully scraping them off with a gentle to moderate amount of pressure. Just like taking a scrubbing brush to a soiled pot, the dental worker has to get the areas clean and smooth.

Polishing

Once all the surfaces are smooth, the dental worker may polish your teeth. Polishing is done using a slow speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins on the end. Prophylaxis (short for prophy) paste - a special gritty toothpaste-like material - is scooped up like ice cream into the cup and spun around on the teeth to make them shiny smooth.

Fluoride


Your dentist may also apply fluoride. This is the final, and my favorite part of the dental cleaning! Fluoride comes in many different flavours such as chocolate, mint, strawberry, cherry, watermelon, pina colada and can be mixed and matched just like ice cream at a parlour for a great taste sensation! Make no mistake though, this in-office fluoride treatment is meant for topical use only on the surfaces of the teeth and swallowing excessive amounts can give a person a tummy ache as it is not meant to be ingested.

Fluoride foam or gel is then placed into small, flexible foam trays and placed over the teeth for 30 seconds. Afterwards, the patient is directed to spit as much out as possible into a saliva ejector. The fluoride helps to strengthen the teeth since the acids from bacteria in dental tartar and plaque will have weakened the surfaces. It is best not to eat, drink or rinse for 30 minutes after the fluoride has been applied.

Is it going to be painful?

Most people find that cleanings are painless, and find the sensations described above - tickling vibrations, the cooling mist of water, and the feeling of pressure during 'scraping' - do not cause discomfort. A lot of people even report that they enjoy cleanings and the lovely smooth feel of their teeth afterwards! There may be odd zingy sensations, but many people don't mind as they only last a nanosecond.

Be sure to let your dentist/hygienist know if you find things are getting too uncomfortable for your liking. They can recommend various options to make the cleaning more enjoyable.

Painful cleaning experiences can be caused by a number of things: a rough dentist or hygienist, exposed dentine (not dangerous, but can make cleanings unpleasant), or sore gum tissues.

In case you may have had painful cleaning experiences in the past, switching to a gentle hygienist/dentist and perhaps a spot of nitrous oxide can often make all the difference. You could also choose to be numbed. If you find the scaling a bit uncomfortable because the gum tissues (rather than the teeth themselves) are sensitive, topical numbing gels can be used.

 

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Dentist, Thanjavur
Always rinse your tooth brush thoroughly after brushing, and allow it to air-dry before using it again.
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What can be the reason my lips and mouth are looking different and when I close my lips they look very different. And I am not comfortable.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
What can be the reason my lips and mouth are looking different and when I close my lips they look very different. And...
Kindly consult an orthodontist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (model study, full mouth & profile x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need fixed / removable braces. Requirements may depends on the age, complaint, duration of the treatment & affordability. Cost of cosmetic dentistry (braces) varies with dentist.
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Food or drinks which contain acid often soften the tooth material causing the dissolution of minerals into the tooth enamel resulting in the birth of cavities (holes).
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I am brushing my teeth daily. But after 1 hour or 2 hours after brushing there is a smell from my mouth. I can't speak to my friends with this type of smell from my mouth. How I can control it.

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I am brushing my teeth daily. But after 1 hour or 2 hours after brushing there is a smell from my mouth.
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Hello, bad smell from mouth could be because of deposits on your teeth or food lodged in your teeth, cold, acidity, pungent food, not drinking water, not eating food or fasting for long intervals. Visit a dentist get your scaling and polishing done. Brush twice daily, maintain proper brushing technique, floss regularly and rinse after every meal. If you have acidity problem, you can do Baking soda in water rinses. Visit dentist every 6 months.
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BDS
Dentist, Thanjavur
Use a toothbrush, tooth paste and lukewarm water to clean the retainers regularly. Keeping them clean and germ-free is very important.
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I have a mouth ulcer. Please advice me what I have to do to overcome this problem. I am facing this problem since last 10 days.

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Dentist, Chennai
I have a mouth ulcer. Please advice me what I have to do to overcome this problem. I am facing this problem since las...
If the mouth ulcer is causing a lot of pain, gently rub a small ice cube over the spot or rinse your mouth with ice-cold water. You could also chew on a clove bud (lavang) and direct the juice generated to the area where the ulcer is located. Clove buds are a great ingredient to cure sore throat too. To prevent the ulcerated area from getting infected, make it a point to rinse your mouth with a little salt water. Remember, this won’t make the ulcer disappear, but it can help reduce the pain. Honey is a natural humectant. It helps reduce scarring and hastens the process of new tissue growth. This, along with its anti-microbial effect ensures faster healing of the mouth ulcer. Chew a few leaves of tulsi along with some water about three to four times every day. This will help in getting rid of ulcers faster and also have a preventive action against their recurrence. Applying a little coconut oil directly onto the mouth ulcer or chewing some coconut (fresh or dry) helps reduce pain and inflammation and hence, ulcers heal faster. Mix some sugar to crushed khus-khus seeds and consume this mixture for instant relief from ulcers. You could apply a little ghee directly to the ulcerated area, or drink a glass of buttermilk two or three times every day. Mouth ulcers left untreated generally go away in a week or so; with these home remedies, you can expect faster relief. However, if you notice an ulcer in the mouth that is persistently present although it does not cause you any pain, do not neglect it or try to treat it with home remedies beyond a few days. Make it a point to see a doctor soon because often, a painless mouth ulcer is one of the earliest signs of oral cancer.
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I have mouth ulcer in regular interval since one year and I feel so difficulty to eat so please tell me what to do.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I have mouth ulcer in regular interval since one year and I feel so difficulty to eat so please tell me what to do.
Mouth ulcers are usually due to vitamin deficiency or bad digestion. Other causes are stress, change in lifestyle or medicine, allergies. Start some vitamin supplements. Eat healthy and balanced diet. Reduce your stress level. Increase your intake of water. Avoid oilly n spicy food.
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Sir I have some problem for my teeth. I have put steel in my teeth now 3 years have finished but now no tighting. Please advise.

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Porbandar
Means u have got ortho treatment with wires and braces? any treatment will not take that much time. Your dentist or orthodontist is not properly doing yr treatment.
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I am 26 year old and some of my teeth are not in same level they are forward. Is it possible to straighting of teeth at this age?

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Chennai
I am 26 year old and some of my teeth are not in same level they are forward. Is it possible to straighting of teeth ...
Hi, absolutely no worries. It is very much possible to straighten the teeth at this age. The treatment duration will be as long as 2 years. After the active period of treatment you need to undergo retention period for an year or so. Cheers.
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Actually I am 18 years old my wisdom teeth is erupting and I am suffering with please advice me what to do.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Delhi
Its common to have problem with erupting wisdom teeth. The solution depends on case to case. Sometimes medicines and a little surgical intervention can correct it and there are times when it has to be removed also. So consult a dentist to see what will work best for you.
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My Friend is suffering from toothache, when he take some cold items severe pain occur in his teeth? Advice what he should do?

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Dentist, Lucknow
My Friend is suffering from toothache, when he take some cold items severe pain occur in his teeth? Advice what he sh...
Treatment dental pain teeth pain may be due to various reasons like infection, sensitivity or trauma. If your teeth is decayed it is better to get it filled or treated by a dentist. If you are opting for root canal treatment do not forget to get a crown on the effected tooth. If you want to go for only medicinal treatment so let me tell you only medicine are not going to be very effective untill you get this treated by a dentist.
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Am not able to open my mouth complete from past four years due to develop of last teeth at end, wat to do.

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Dentist, Mumbai
Am not able to open my mouth complete from past four years due to develop of last teeth at end, wat to do.
Hiii you need to visit a dentist as soon as possible and get an opg done so that he can help you out with the extraction of that last tooth. Soon you will find comfort in opening your mouth. Thank you.
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