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Dr. Mallika M Karthik

MDS

Dentist, Mumbai

16 Years Experience
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Dr. Mallika M Karthik is a popular Dentist in Mumbai, Mumbai. She has had many happy patients in her 16 years of journey as a Dentist. She studied and completed MDS . You can consult Dr. Mallika M Karthik at VIVADENTZ-Dr. Karthik's Speciality Dental & Implant Clinic in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Mallika M Karthik on Lybrate.com.

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MDS - Nair Hospital Dental College (NHDC), Mumbai, - 2002
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
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Indian Dental Association
Indian Prosthodontic Society

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I have bleeding when I did brushing, and many times I have poor smell in my mouth, please tell me what should I do.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have bleeding when I did brushing, and many times I have poor smell in my mouth, please tell me what should I do.
- 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 or hydrogen peroxide 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. - eat a balanced diet and limit snacking between meals. Carbohydrates and sugars feed dental plaque. - try an oral irrigation device, commonly known as a" water pick, to clear debris from around the gum line. - you may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser.
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Mere muh me fingur jaati he ab mene gutkha chod diya he. Aur doctor ne lycopene tablet diya he aur kaha tension jesa kuch nahi he. Me ye puchna chahta hu ki kya me Trental 400 mg tablet le sakta hu mera muh puri tarah se khul sakega is tablet se.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Kisie maxillofacial surgeon ko dikhayein ye osmf hai jo ki precancerous kaha jata hai aapko operation med aur physiotherapy ki jaroorat hogi.
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Sensitive Teeth

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Sensitive Teeth

Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth.


 

Possible causes include:


 

In healthy teeth, a layer of enamel protects the crowns of your teeth—the part above the gum line. Under the gum line a layer called cementum protects the tooth root. Underneath both the enamel and the cementum is dentin. 

 

Dentin is less dense than enamel and cementum and contains microscopic tubules (small hollow tubes or canals). When dentin loses its protective covering of enamel or cementum these tubules allow heat and cold or acidic or sticky foods to reach the nerves and cells inside the tooth. Dentin may also be exposed when gums recede. The result can be hypersensitivity.


 

Sensitive teeth can be treated. The type of treatment will depend on what is causing the sensitivity. Your dentist may suggest one of a variety of treatments:

  • Desensitizing toothpaste. This contains compounds that help block transmission of sensation from the tooth surface to the nerve, and usually requires several applications before the sensitivity is reduced.

  • Fluoride gel. An in-office technique which strengthens tooth enamel and reduces the transmission of sensations.

  • A crown, inlay or bonding. These may be used to correct a flaw or decay that results in sensitivity.

  • Surgical gum graft. If gum tissue has been lost from the root, this will protect the root and reduce sensitivity.

  • Root canalIf sensitivity is severe and persistent and cannot be treated by other means, your dentist may recommend this treatment to eliminate the problem.

Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing sensitive-tooth pain. Ask your dentist if you have any questions about your daily oral hygiene routine or concerns about tooth sensitivity.

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Hi, Meri age 30 hai mere danto m payria hai kya ye bilkul thik ho Sakta h to Please uska upay bataiye.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Hi, Meri age 30 hai mere danto m payria hai kya ye bilkul thik ho Sakta h to Please uska upay bataiye.
Yes it can be treated we have to remove the cause by doing oral prophylaxis and other treatment which is dependent on the stage of the condition followed by good oral hygiene maintainence please visit nearby good dentist.
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BDS
Dentist, Ambala
Toothpastes which contain flouride help in keeping tooth decay at bay and also harden the tooth enamel to maintain the health of the teeth.
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If someone is having hichki a type of sound continue by time from mouth then what should he do.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
If someone is having hichki a type of sound continue by time from mouth then what should he do.
Please Take cold milk, cold water Take deep breath, try to hold it for few seconds, exhale slowly Take Tab Dompan SR 1 Sy ulgel A 2 tsf three times a day Tab trika Half in morning and 1 at evening
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Teeth Care

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Mohali
Teeth Care

Don't ignore bad health of milk teeth. They are backbone for permanent teeth.

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How Homeopathy Can Help In Controlling Gum Bleeding!

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Rajkot
How Homeopathy Can Help In Controlling Gum Bleeding!

Even if you clean and floss your teeth regularly, you may have noticed a drop of blood or two dripping out from your gums. Maybe you feel that it is no big deal, but you may not be aware of the fact that bleeding gums can never be a normal symptom. Director of the Perio Arts Institute, Dr. Lisa Marie Samaha has raised an important question. Have you ever seen your scalp bleeding while brushing? If you feel that is not normal, then while brushing or flossing, if your gums bleed, you are most likely suffering from a periodontal disease which is commonly known as a gum disease.

Severe outcome of gum bleeding-

Gum disease is a simple, contagious bacterial infection that can cause havoc on your oral health. For instance, if it is left untreated, it can lead to destruction of gums, erosion of jaw bones and may even cause tooth loss. Not just the oral health, bleeding gums infect the whole body. Firstly, these can cause plague that creates irritation along the gum tissue and the longer this inflammation is left untreated, the faster it spreads causing a host of illnesses ranging from allergies to cancer.

Reasons behind bleeding of gums-

This disease is very common as declared by the American Academy of Periodontology in a report that says up to 80 percent of adult population is suffering from gum disease and very surprisingly, just 10 percent of this populace is aware of it. The good news here is that bleeding gums are caused due to various reasons that can be easily treated, and the condition can be improved to put a stop to bleeding of gums.

  1. Inadequate oral hygiene- Though you may think that you brush your teeth twice a day and so there could be no germ build-up, it is not true. Actually, it takes only 24 to 36 hours for a healthy gum to become infected with disease. Therefore, take care of your teeth in the best possible way and floss your mouth after every meal.

  2. Your diet is wreaking havoc - Processed food is not just bad for your tummy, your teeth are also going to be adversely affected with those donuts, chocolates, ice-creams and all the tempting junk food. It is always recommended to have a healthy diet comprising of fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in calcium and vitamin C.

  3. Other factors like smoking, stress and anxiety can also trigger gum bleeding, and you should try to reduce them and consult a specialist if your gum health is out of control.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Respected sir my tongue have little ulcers how to treat them I treat them but after one month they again come yhis is routine I cure them after one month they come again please help.

BDS, FOI, MDS - Orthodontics, FPFA, Ph.D.
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Take vitimin B complex tablets with healthy food. Avoid soda in food. If ulcer is appearing at same site thn visit dentist as soon as possible.
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7 years back I hurt my front tooth. 3 years back I dropped my mobile phone on the gums of the same tooth. Slowly the tooth color changed. One month back pain started in the root of the same tooth. I've taken an x-ray, the abscess appear to be spreading to the root of next tooth. Can this be treated without disturbing the shape of my tooth from outside?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
7 years back I hurt my front tooth.
3 years back I dropped my mobile phone on the gums of the same tooth.
Slowly the ...
In such a case , Root canal treatment is the only option.Please do it as soon as possible before the infection spreads. After RCT or root canal treatment the tooth will become weka and may break. So it is necessary to reduce the size of the tooth and place a cap on top of it. So the shape of the tooth will have to be altered , but you can use a cap which resembles the natural tooth as much as possible. The only other option will be removing the tooth completely. So at least you can save some of the natural tooth structure by doing an RCT.
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