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Dr. Nikhil Karani

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
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Hi doctor my name is neha my baby has 5 year old boy he was gums bleeding problem now please suggest me what I do.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hi doctor my name is neha my baby has 5 year old boy he was gums bleeding problem now please suggest me what I do.
Kindly get a dental check up done. There might be teeth erupting (permanent) or milk tooth shedding. Or a cavity in certain tooth. With gum coming out of the tooth. Kindly get it checked.
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How to sopt bleeding form teeth. And how stop pariya and which madicimedicine should I use for this disease.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
How to sopt bleeding form teeth. And how stop pariya and which madicimedicine should I use for this disease.
- 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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On Saturday I had removed my wisdom teeth till now swelling is there what should I do to reduce swelling I am taking medicines also applying ice pack and doing hot water and salt gargle.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
On Saturday I had removed my wisdom teeth till now swelling is there what should I do to reduce swelling I am taking ...
Dear lybarte user, the swelling after wisdom tooth extraction normally stays for 3-4 days as it is a surgical procedure. Keep taking your medicines and follow the instructions given be your doctor. If the swelling doesn't subside for another 1-2 days, consult your dentist immediately.
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My age is 30. What will be best option for filling gap between my teeth and size of gap is little bit more than usual. M also have baby. After delivery the gap become wider.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
My age is 30. What will be best option for filling gap between my teeth and size of gap is little bit more than usual...
Now a days direct composite restoration is very good and done in single sitting. But first you have to visit a dentist. He can only diagnose the problem. Whether it can be done or not. At times when gap is too much we go for capping too. It depends on case to case.
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Cavities - All You Need To Know!

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Cavities - All You Need To Know!

Cavities, or tooth decay, is the destruction of your tooth enamel, the hard, outer layer of your teeth. It can be a problem for children, teens and adults. Plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, constantly forms on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel. The stickiness of the plaque keeps these acids in contact with your teeth and over time the enamel can break down. This is when cavities can form. 

A cavity is a little hole in your tooth. Cavities are more common among children, but changes that occur with ageing make cavities an adult problem, too. Recession of the gums away from the teeth, combined with an increased incidence of gum disease, can expose tooth roots to plaque. Tooth roots are covered with cementum, a softer tissue than enamel. They are susceptible to decay and are more sensitive to touch and to hot and cold. 

It’s common for people over age 50 to have tooth-root decay. Decay around the edges, or a margin, of fillings is also common for older adults. Because many older adults lacked benefits of fluoride and modern preventive dental care when they were growing up, they often have a number of dental fillings. Over the years, these fillings may weaken and tend to fracture and leak around the edges. Bacteria accumulate in these tiny crevices causing acid to build up which leads to decay. 

You can help prevent tooth decay by following these tips: 

  1. Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Clean between your teeth daily with floss or inter dental cleaner.
  3. Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacking.
  4. Check with your dentist about the use of supplemental fluoride, which strengthens your teeth, and about use of dental sealants (a plastic protective coating) applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (where decay often starts) to protect them from decay. 

Consult a dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral examination.

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Hello sir, I have a problem, that I am suffering from mouth stink. please give me any solution or treatment. Thank you sir.

BDS
Dentist, Ajmer
Hello sir, I have a problem, that I am suffering from mouth stink. please give me any solution or treatment. Thank yo...
Please get your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist. After cleaning of the teeth maintain your oral hygiene. You can ask your dentist about ways to maintain proper oral hygiene.

My front teeth has pain if i drink pepsi or cola i use colgate pro relief paste.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
That's because the sugar content in your Pepsi and Coke have created demineralisation of the enamel and your dentinal tubules are exposed . Once dentin is reached you will feel sensitivity.Avoid Pepsi, coke and other carbonated cool drinks ,not good for your teeth
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How many days will be taken for RCT of 4 teeth and how much cost approximately for it?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
If one teeth or 4 teeth .Time taken is same. Cost depends on following things. Material used Technique and instruments technology used for rct Experience of dentist
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I had got my teeth filled with silver filling 15 years ago. Since last week I am having lot of pain in the teeth. The silver filling is still visible. Kindly help me ease the pain.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I had got my teeth filled with silver filling 15 years ago. Since last week I am having lot of pain in the teeth. The...
Hi, apply plantago q/ few drops on cotton swab, place it on the affected tooth/ teeth and press it tightly, do it thrice a day. Orally, take mag. Phos. 6x/ after every 2 hours. Do visit a dentist for proper diagnosis, share the reports with me. In case possible, will help you in treating your problem. Home-remedies: -rub a few drops of clove oil or can even press 2-3 cloves in between the teeth on the affected tooth several times daily until the ache goes away. -rub a few drops on the affected tooth several times daily until the ache goes away. -apply a cool compress to outside of mouth or cheek. -mix 1 tsp of salt in a glass of warm water. Rinse your mouth with saltwater. Swirl it around in your mouth and spit it out. Make sure that you don't swallow. -soak a cotton ball in a mixture of a few drops of garlic clove oil and a small amount of olive oil, and apply the cotton ball to the area of pain.
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Hi doctors, my dad was a smoker, so that his teeth is not in good color, is there any way to make my dads teeth whiten, now he quits smoking. Please suggest me. Thanks in advance.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi doctors, my dad was a smoker, so that his teeth is not in good color, is there any way to make my dads teeth white...
Imran you father having bad teeth due to smoking . You want to know how to clean them . stop smoking fully .than take care of your oral hygiene . follow brushing your teeth twice a day. Visit dental surgeon for scaling and polishing of teeth. Use colgate-white tooth paste. Rinse with listerine mouthwash. Before going to sleep.
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I am 27 years old male. My mouth is close this time about 20 mm opening after 5 years please help mo to how can me open it?

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Need to consult in detail and find out why it is opening less according to it we will suggest treatment.
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Tooth Sensitivity: Causes and Management

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Jaipur
Tooth Sensitivity: Causes and Management

Dental problems can be very painful and take the smile off your face completely. Those who have experienced sensitivity would vouch for it. It just will not allow you to enjoy the hot coffee or a favourite sweet or a cold smoothie.  The pain that shoots down the tooth after any of these would leave the person shuddering.

The tooth has 3 layers, from the outside in these are the enamel, the dentin and the pulp.  The outermost enamel is mineralized and the hardest structure in the body. The next layer, dentin, has fine tubules and when the enamel is worn off exposing the dentin, sensitivity sets in. The enamel is thinner in some portions of the tooth like the neck and the roots, therefore sensitivity onset is quicker in these areas.

Some of the common reasons for sensitivity are listed below:

  1. Tooth decay:  As caries progresses from enamel to dentin, sensitivity sets in, especially to hot and cold foods.
  2. Wear and tear:  Excessive brushing of teeth can lead to wearing of teeth, especially near the neck areas, leading to loss of enamel and resulting in sensitivity.
  3. Dental damage:  Chipped or broken tooth can lead to sensitivity.
  4. Gingival disease: This leads to loss of gum cover over the tooth, leading to exposure of dentin and therefore sensitivity.
  5. Bruxism: Clenching of teeth, common in people with high levels of stress, can lead to enamel wearing and subsequent sensitivity.
  6. Dental treatment: Some dental procedures like scaling, crowns, root planing, and some fillings can cause transient sensitivity.
  7. Highly acidic food items: Citrus fruits, tomatoes, tea, etc. can lead to tooth sensitivity.
  8. Bleaching agents:  Most tooth whitening agents result in sensitive teeth.
  9. Excessive use of mouthwash: The mouth rinses contain high amount of alcohol which can also lead to tooth sensitivity.

Management: As with all health conditions, the first step in management is to identify the problem.  Whether it is dental decay or recent dental treatment, food habits or tooth whitening agents, the cause needs to be identified and then treatment begun accordingly.

  1. For lost enamel, be it decay or damage, the tooth again needs to be restored to its original form to cover the dentinal tubules and reduce sensitivity.
  2. For habits, be it food related or bruxism, in addition to treating the tooth, the habit per se needs to be addressed to prevent recurrence.
  3. For associated dental products like whitening agents or mouth rinses, talk to a dentist to switch to a less harmful product.
  4. De-sensitizing pastes are also available that can be used on a regular basis to reduce the problem.

Tooth sensitivity is annoying but there are ways to manage it effectively.

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BDS, MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Chennai
Implants and laser surgery.

Teeth m caping ka kya procedure h, dard jyada hota hai kya ye sb krne m? Mere near by k logo ne dra k rkh diya hai muje caping k nam pe. Daant nikal k capping hoti hai kya? Or fir bad m bhi kbhi b drd ho jata h kya cap vali jgha se daant m sb kam hone ke baad ,ek bar please suggest me.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Teeth m caping ka kya procedure h, dard jyada hota hai kya ye sb krne m? Mere near by  k logo ne dra k rkh diya hai m...
Aap bilkul mat ghabraiye, dant nikal ke kyun hoga? Dard thoda hota hai utna jyada nahi, local anesthetic injection deke procedure kia jata haii, koii dikkat nahi hota haii, haa 2-3 times aapko shayad Jana par sakta haii dentist k pass, bash aur koi taklif yaa ghabrane wali baat nhii haii.
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I am having swollen sore with pus in my right upper side jaw recently I show after that I been contacted with medicine specialist in online she gives me antibiotics and cobadex forte. Sir please treat me giving medicine no surgery please.

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
I am having swollen sore with pus in my right upper side jaw recently I show after that I been contacted with medicin...
You can consult a Dentist for the same as pus discharge from the gum can be due to many underlying pathologies. Some addition test need to be done .it can be a dental abcess so consult a dentist as he/she may prescribe you antibiotics and pain relieve medication and according to the condition incision and drainage may be required.
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B.D.S. (Dental Surgeon) , House Surgeon
Dentist,
Consumption of hard and crunchy food items should be avoided when one is undergoing orthodontic treatment.
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I have been getting blood from my gums especially when i went for Bath room other wise its OK.Upon by consulted dentist he throughly cleaned my teeth and gums,bleeding has stopped for a month and again its bleeding.Please suggest remedy for my problem

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Dehradun
You need to visit your dentist as these are chronic problems. he would suggest you further treatment as Deep Cleaning & Flap based on the clinical & Radiological Assessment. Also he could guide you about the Outcome. But you have to be patient with the treatment as it may require multiple sittings over long period
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I suffered from mouth and tongue ulcers 15 times in last 5 month. Can you say me the reason behind this.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
ENT Specialist, Solapur
This may be due to many reasons. Vitamin deficiency Indigestion Lack of proper sleep Constipation Excessive intake of junk food Improper lifestyle.
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I have nail pice between my teeth from 1 month. N I show to doctor but thay are saying there is nothing but m feeling that. What should I do now?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Any pain swelling pus discharge show a maxillofacial surg may b it is to b explored n located , you can consult me as well.
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I have a cavity in my upper teeth. I consulted a doctor he has filled with cement and closed with the cap but still I am getting pain sometimes n getting lite blood sometimes. Now what I have to do?

PGDHHM, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have a cavity in my upper teeth. I consulted a doctor he has filled with cement and closed with the cap but still I...
If you have pain in the tooth, please get a iopa radiograph (x ray) done. You may need a root canal treatment for the tooth. Thanks for the query.
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