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Dr. Ketki

Dentist, Mumbai

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Dr. Ketki is one of the best Dentists in Malad West, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Ketki personally at Akshatas Dental Clinic in Malad West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Ketki on Lybrate.com.

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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Will my teeth become loose if I get my teeth cleaned?

This is the most frequently asked question whenever we suggest teeth cleaning. Let me try and clear some misconceptions
Scaling and polishing is professional cleaning of ur teeth. We remove the plaque and tartar ( yellowish white , brownish, blackish deposit on inner side of ur lower teeth)

How will cleaning help you?
For patients it is stoppage of bleeding gums and foul smell. But doctors advice cleaning as more of a preventive treatment rather than curative treatment. Cleaning of teeth will prevent inflammation of gums ( hence no bleeding gums) and bone loss (hence preventing loosening of teeth)

Is cleaning painful?
it cannot be termed painful. U can say causing a bit discomfort but easily bearable by all.

What to expect after u have undergone cleaning of teeth?
1. No bleeding gums
2. Considerable reduction In foul smell
3. U will feel mouth is much lighter

On the downside u will feel
1. Spacing in between ur teeth has increased ( it is not actually the spacing that has increased, but removal of tartar in between ur teeth gives u the feeling that gap has increased)

2.Teeth become sensitive ( it is because a lot of tartar is removed which leaves ur root of teeth exposed to oral cavity. It usually subsides gradually within 15 days)

3. Inner surface of ur lower teeth are rough. ( it is because tartar may not be completely removed from those surfaces. Roughness is felt for 2-3 days only)

4.Lower front four and upper two teeth are sensitive while cleaning of teeth ( it is because those teeth are relatively smaller and less thickness of enamel. Hence vibrations are felt in dentin and hence sensitivity)


As a dentist I would advice to undergo cleaning every 6 monthly.
If not 6 monthly then
1. Whenever u spot yellowish white deposits on inner side of ur lower front teeth
2 . If u Hv bleeding gums
3. If u Hv smelly mouth
4. If u Hv gum problems.
5. If u feel ur teeth are loosening.

Remember it is a preventive treatment. More u neglect , more irreparable damage it causes.

Hope it was helpful . Good day
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I have a teeth problem .like germs and bleeding can you please give me the solutions for my teeth.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I have a teeth problem .like germs and bleeding can you please give me the solutions for my teeth.
Hello, bleeding gums could be because of deposits on your teeth or food lodged in your teeth. Visit a dentist get your scaling and polishing done. Brush twice daily, maintain proper brushing technique, floss regularly and rinse after every meal. Visit dentist every 6 months.
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B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
Saving a fallen tooth can be useful. Try to keep it in place while you seek immediate medical attention. If that is not the case, try wrapping the tooth in a piece of plastic or soaking it into milk and call for immediate dental service.
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She had been suffering from wounds since 6 years which are oftenly formed in mouth. How should she stop those wounds. Could you please give her useful suggestions.

MDS
Dentist, Lucknow
My interpretation of your question is directed towards the diagnosis of recurrent aphthous ulcers in the oral cavity which are usually self limiting (minor type) and can be managed conservatively i.e. by intake of adequate amount of fluids, nutritional supplements, topical antiseptic anesthetics and relief from stress.
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My wife is normal and healthy, she brushes her teeth twice but still smells foul from her mouth what may be the reason? please suggest some remedy if any. Thank you.

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
My wife is normal and healthy, she brushes her teeth twice but still smells foul from her mouth what may be the reaso...
Hi she may have plaque or tarter deposition between gums and teeth. It can onle cleand by scaling. Go for scaling bad smell can be also due to dry mouth, gum disease, tooth abcess, tooth decay and food impaction. Ask her to use alcohol free mouthwash. Brush regularly two times daily. Floss mouth. And rinse properly after each meal. Try at home, mix few drops of peppermint in lukewarm water and rinse.
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Sir / madam I have a problem in my teeth that I have implant in my mouth but mouth did not work well. What I have to take in eating and drinking. pls help.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir / madam
I have a problem in my teeth that I have implant in my mouth but mouth did not work well.
What I have to ...
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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Paraesthesia: Causes & Treatments

MDS , BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Paraesthesia: Causes & Treatments

Often paraesthesia is caused due to the needle injury. When the dentist inserts the needle for a block, the patient might experience a sharp sensation on the tongue equivalent to that of an electric shock. This is known as paraesthesia and is defined as a change in the sensation or anesthesia that is persistent and the duration generally extends. This condition cannot be prevented and is a complication in some patients who undergo a dental treatment. Though it is commonly seen in the implant therapy, paraesthesia is more of a dental malpractice.

The feeling of the electric shock is felt when the needle comes in close contact with a nearby nerve. This is enough to develop paraesthesia. Severing of the nerves with a local anesthesia and small gauge needle is uncommon. The exact cause of paresthesia has not been ruled out, but it is believed that the block happens because of using 4% solutions of local anesthesias. In case a paresthesia occurs, then it usually gets resolved within some days, weeks or months, but if it lasts for more than 6-9 months, then it is considered to be permanent.

When the paraesthesia is due to a surgical trauma, then getting help from an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is recommended. They assess that if a surgical intervention can be used to fix the problem. In case the paraesthesia is due to the anesthesia given locally by the dentist, then he/she does the following:

  1. Patient Management: Reassurance of the patient is must as they get jittery about the situation. The dentist often speaks about the condition with the patient personally. The patient is made to understand how a paraesthesia might have occurred and how much time it would take to resolve. This is also recorded in the patient book so as to avoid any such incidents in the future.
  2. Examination of the patient: The dentist should discuss the whole phenomenon and procedure of how paraesthesia can take place. It is important to let the patient know that the condition subsides, but it might take some time. The extent and the degree of paraesthesia should be assessed and the findings should be noted in the examination records.
  3. Follow up with patient: It is the dentist's duty to keep a tab on the follow up with the patient. The patient should go for a re-checkup within 1 month of developing a paraesthesia and then again in 1-2 month intervals. The visits could be more and can last until the paraesthesia completely resolves. Improving signs and symptoms usually promise that the paraesthesia is getting better. If paraesthesia is still persistent, then help from an oral and maxillofacial surgeon should be taken for a surgical approach.
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I am 20 years old female and my problem is in my lower last side 2no. Teeth found look like damage condition for that I m very sad! please give me some solution!

BDS
Dentist, Sangli
I am 20 years old female
and my problem is in my lower last side 2no. Teeth found look like damage condition for that...
Damage to your teeth might be due cavities in your teeth. You need get them checked from dentist clinically.
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I am facing sensitivity in my two teeth from last 7 months. My doctor had recommended me to use colgate sensitive toothpaste n brush. I am regularly using both but still facing the same problem. Please guide me.

BDS
Dentist,
Use vantag twice a day, also change the habit like don't take so hot after cold and so cold after hot. Only take normal water or other beverage.
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I am suffering from toothache. I used many medicines for the same problem. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I am suffering from toothache. I used many medicines for the same problem. What should I do?
Only medicines will not work you will have to get treatment done. Take an xray and most probably you wil have to go for rct treatment.
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My jaw not open fully when i try to open but jaw muscle not support what is the treatment please give me only two fingers are going inside mouth?

BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Mumbai
If you are a tobacco user or paan chewer you could be having oral submucous fibrosis. If you are not then it is mostly because of your third molar (wisdom tooth) causing trismus. Kindly get a consultation.
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How to make my teeth healthy and shine pls advice me tooth past for healthy teeth without Any problem Thank you.

BDS
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
How to make my teeth healthy and shine pls advice me tooth past for healthy teeth without
Any problem
Thank you.
Tooth paste is just a medium for cleaning of teeth. You have to follow proper tooth brushing technique.
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I have realized, I am suffering from bad breath. While daily I clean tooth and tongue. Can you please how can I avoid this as other person complain.

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I have realized, I am suffering from bad breath. While daily I clean tooth and tongue. Can you please how can I avoid...
Hello, bad breath could be because of deposits on teeth surface or food lodged in between teeth. Visit a dentist and get your scaling and polishing done. Brush your teeth twice daily, night brushing is very important. Floss regularly. Rinse after every meal. Visit dentist every 6 months.
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I'm 22 year old. My problem is I have drink in ice so my teeth is pain and my Head is pain.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I'm 22 year old. My problem is I have drink in ice so my teeth is pain and my Head is pain.
The type of treatment you have for toothache /sensitivity/swelling will depend on the cause of the pain, so your dentist will examine your mouth and may carry out an X-ray to try to identify the problem. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling is caused by tooth decay, your dentist will remove the decayed area and replace it with a filling. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling is caused by a loose or broken filling, the filling will be taken out, any decay will be removed and a new filling put in place. •If the pulp inside your tooth is infected, you may need root canal treatment. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp and then inserting a special type of filling to seal the tooth and prevent re-infection. •If your toothache / sensitivity/swelling can't be treated using these methods, or if your tooth is impacted (wedged between another tooth and your jaw), it may need to be removed. Q.
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I am suffering through some kind of gum bleeding. What is cure for it?

BDS
Dentist,
Hello Aadi, Bleeding from gums is a very common symptom of gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) more commonly known as the infection of the gums which can be caused due to various reasons: smoking, improper tooth brushing , unhealthy eating habits or some systemic disease etc.. all of which can result into bleeding from gums due to deposition of calculus. Depending upon the cause and the extent of damage on your gums the treatment can be carried out. you can go for oral prophylaxis along with proper antibiotic coverage. Thanks & Regards, Dr. Neha Banerjee
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I am 36 year old I am suffering from toothache I have taken combiflam from last 2 days but no relief pls suggest some good medicine as I am on a trip and can't beat the pain.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am 36 year old I am suffering from toothache I have taken combiflam from last 2 days but no relief pls suggest some...
Med will not help you consult a dentist you may require rct if u. Don't have time to get it completed opening of rct will relieve you of pain n than can get the tt completed in your own town.
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I am 25 years old male i am facing the gum bleeding problem and bad breathing when i am completed taking lunch or dinner or break fast after 10 or 20 min bad breathing will come to my mouth please give me suggestions i am using dabur red paste also.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Kindly get scaling and polishing done. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique. Kindly use mouth wash-hexidine and gum paint- hexigel twice daily for 15 days.
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Gum Pain Home Remedies

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Gum Pain Home Remedies
Avoid touching your gums excessively with your tongue, fingers, toothbrush etc as this can lead to further irritation and possibly infection.
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I am very upset with my bad breath pls give some remedy to control this some ayurvedic tips or medicine.

Dentist, Gurgaon
I am very upset with my bad breath pls give some remedy to control this some ayurvedic tips or medicine.
professional cleaning of your teeth is required first of all because bad breath develops due to deposition of plaque and calculus around teeth and to prevent this, these layers have to be removed from the teeth. you can use mouth rinses also. properly follow the oral hygiene habits.
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