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Dr. Koustub Ghandharikar

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. Koustub Ghandharikar Dentist, Mumbai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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B.D.S. (Dental Surgeon) , House Surgeon
Dentist,
To reduce the anxiety and to maintain the overall well being, getting a good night sleep before RCT is a must.

I m 45 yr old male having teeth problem, have to fix 6 teeth, can I know the cost of each both fix & removal.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I m 45 yr old male having teeth problem, have to fix 6 teeth, can I know the cost of each both fix & removal.
We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need replacement with removable or fixed (bridges & implants) type of teeth. Cost varies with dentist. 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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I am 24 year old male and I have white coating on tongue from 7 - 8 months. I am pure vegetarian, and taking vit. B and folic acids tablets. But it is not rid off. What should I do?

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
The coating over tongue could be due to food adhered to tongue or ulceration. need to visit a dentist for thorough check up
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BDS
Dentist, Ramanathapuram
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).

I have yellow tooth I don't know why. I brush regularly but still the stain remains. It looks ugly. Past few days I have seen blood coming out of my canine teeth. What shall I do to get white teeth and get rid of the blood oozing out ?

endodontics,oral surgery,implantology, BDS
Dentist, Guwahati
I have yellow tooth I don't know why. I brush regularly but still the stain remains. It looks ugly. Past few days I h...
Hello lybrate-user! first of all use senquel -k tooth paste twice a day and visit nearby dentist and better go for scaling hope you ll get relief thanx.
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Had a tooth extraction(second last molar) a couple of days back; the muscle has gone into spasm and now the mouth does not open more than a finger width. Any medicine?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
This problem is slightly unusual but can definitely happen due to few reasons due to which the asymmetric muscle goes into spasm .You have to keep patience ,recovery in such cases takes time do .Warm saline gargles and mouth opening exercises will help to open mouth .You are advised to take muscle relaxant and consult your dental surgeon have patience and you will be fine .
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I often suffer from mouth ulcers. And suffers from loss of energy. I have no sugar, no diabetes, etc. My age is 37 yrs. The only problem that I have is gas. My bowels are irregular. There is no satisfaction after potty. Is this the reason for mouth ulcers. Please specify the reasons for huge loss of energy. Thanks.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Ulcers generally take 1-2 weeks to heal completely. Recurrent ulcers can be due to local mouth conditions such as rough teeth surface or rough mouth appliances or dentures n cheek bites. It can also b due to general nutrtional deficiency, digestion prob, work pressure n stressful lifestyle etc. Certain bacterial n viral infections also cause ulcers. Treatment: start on multivitamin tabs which includes vit c n iron supplements if your hb% levels r low. Apply dologel oral ointment on ulcers thrice daily. Avoid stress n spicy n oily food, alcohol, tea n coffee. Drink plenty of water n hv fibrous n citrous foods. Visit dentist to rule out oral factors responsible for ulcers.
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I am a 35 years and a diabetic . I have an ulcer in my mouth which has turned black for a year or so. My diabetes was detected last year now my sugar levels are always under control I check my sugar every week which is always in normal range. Please advise what to do for this ulcer.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
I am a 35 years and a diabetic .
I have an ulcer in my mouth which has turned black for a year or so.
My diabetes was...
Hello the ulcer turning black is not good. Please test hba1c. To check the average blood sugar. Get the test done and write to us. Mean while you take homeopathic medicine mer sol 200. One drop twice daily in 1/2cup of water for 7 days. And tell us your present condition after taking medicine and bllod test done. Thank.
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Hi sir/ ma'am, I am 21 years old and I am suffering from mouth's chhale please help what can I do now?

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Delhi
You can apply dologel ointment twice daily. Laser treatments are also available for the treatment of ulcers.
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I am suffering from mouth ulcers since last one month (mouth sores and canker sore) Please help!

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am suffering from mouth ulcers since last one month (mouth sores and canker sore)
Please help!
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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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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Sir, I want to consult for implant my front teeth. With a cosmetic surgery, for getting a natural look and smile.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Sir,
I want to consult for implant my front teeth. With a cosmetic surgery, for getting a natural look and smile.
Would need to see x-rays and blood test reports along with bone density to give you any advice. As implants are not successful and recommended in every case. Take more than one opinions before spending on implants.
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I am having tooth ache what to do doctor help me please which toothpaste will be better its so paining please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
I am having tooth ache what to do doctor help me please which toothpaste will be better
its so paining
please help me.
Cause of pain, if nerve opened by tooth decay, pain will not subside. Go for RCT by a good dentist.
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Any ways to make teeth stronger. Sometime my teeth break into small piece and comes out. I am worried if this will result in tooth loss. Please help. Any home remedies or a strong tablet.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Any ways to make teeth stronger. Sometime my teeth break into small piece and comes out. I am worried if this will re...
If the tooth breaks, have the tooth contoured. Fill the crack in. Place a crown on your tooth. If the tooth has been badly damaged and the nerve or pulp is exposed, the dentist may have to perform a root canal to save the tooth. If the tooth has been severely damaged, it may have to be extracted.
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My father is aged 58 and is diabetic. He recently got a dental checkup n the doctor advised him for implants after looking at the x-ray. I am still doubtful if the procedure is beneficial in case of a diabetic patient. Please help.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Jamshedpur
My father is aged 58 and is diabetic. He recently got a dental checkup n the doctor advised him for implants after lo...
Dental implant can be placed in a patient with diabetes but with utmost care and precautions. The patient must be under medication and the glucose level should not exceed the upper limit. Also post implant placement care such as oral hygiene should be maintained.
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Sir I am 40 year I have parasite problem in my teeth. Many time blood also come out during eating how solve this problem sir?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Sir I am 40 year I have parasite problem in my teeth. Many time blood also come out during eating how solve this prob...
Sir you live n gorakhpur, so I suggest you visit a nearby dentist to get teeth scaling, check for cavities, get cavities restored. Also ask dentist for necessary medication.
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I am continuously facing mouth ulcers problem. Nearly more than 10 days in a month. What is the remedy for this?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon, Patna
I am continuously facing mouth ulcers problem. Nearly more than 10 days in a month. What is the remedy for this?
This condition is known as apthus ulcer. Most commonly seen in cases of constipation, stressful condition or some systemic diseases. It is a self limiting condition. But in symptomatic condition antiseptic with local anesthetic solution may improve quality of life.
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I am 42 year old, some gravitational sensation in front 4 teeth of my mouth. It is nearly six months like this sensation. What type of medicine could I take? please advise me.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
I am 42 year old, some gravitational sensation in front 4 teeth of my mouth. It is nearly six months like this sensat...
analsesic can redused pain temporary like paracitamol.. but for batter treatment you should visit dentist
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