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Dr. Pratima S. Shetty

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Pratima S. Shetty is one of the best Dentists in Ghatkopar West, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Pratima S. Shetty at Impressions Dental Clinic in Ghatkopar West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Pratima S. Shetty and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Girikunj Building, Ground Floor Flat No.2, L.B.S. Marg, Ghatkopar West. Landmark: Next to Hotel ROA, MumbaiMumbai Get Directions
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B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
Keeping your brush at a 45 degree angle while brushing so that the bristles do not hurt your gums.

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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I am suffering from teeth pain in last two weeks. I want some medicine in treatment.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am suffering from teeth pain in last two weeks. I want some medicine in treatment.
Have you consulted to the dentist. Until there is a diagnosis confirmed the treatment will not be 100% successful. As you might already have taken pain killers for that. Better first consult a dentist and find out the reason. Still I am recommending a homoeopathic remedy Take coffea 200 bd for 2 days.
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I brush every day but teeth is little yellow in colour. Then I use Colgate whitening paste but there is no result can you help me?

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I brush every day but teeth is little yellow in colour. Then I use Colgate whitening paste but there is no result can...
Here is home remedy for brighter teeth--- mix several teaspoons of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth and any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush and apply. Leave the paste on for 1 minute, then rinse, so as to avoid the acid effecting enamel. If you are using just water you can leave it on for up to 3 minutes. For faster result you can go for teeth bleaching from dentist.
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I am 42 years old male. I am my business trip to Punjab. I belong to Ahmedabad. For last 2 days has got mild ulcer on front part of tongue. It is red. I develop it after having Pizza or Burger. Both taken at same time.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am 42 years old male. I am my business trip to Punjab. I belong to Ahmedabad. For last 2 days has got mild ulcer on...
Usually ulcer heals by itself only within 1 week. You can take 'Becosule capsule' once in a day for 1 week for faster recovery. Temporarily you can apply mucopain gel over ulcer for relief..
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I have infection in my cheeks inside for almost 1 month. Its like white and just between two jaws. There is no pain but if something touches it (food or hand) then I feel some pain. I have already tried many remedies like hot salt water and some gel but no effect. Please suggest whom to consult for it and what are the remedies you can suggest. Thanks!

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Take, Lenton of water. Go for meditation. Take, easily digestible diet on time. Take, homoeopathic medicine:@ EcheneciaQ -10 drops with 1/4 cup of water rinse your mouth, thrice. Avoid, junk food, alcohol and Nicotine. Take care.
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I am a 27 yr old man. I have throat pain, dry tongue & marks at mouth soft palate. What should I do?

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
If you think your dry mouth is caused by certain medication you're taking, talk to your doctor. The doctor may adjust the dose you're taking or switch you to a different drug that doesn't cause dry mouth. The doctor may also prescribe an oral rinse to restore mouth moisture. If that doesn't help, he or she may prescribe a medication that boosts saliva production called salagen. You can also try these other steps, which may help improve saliva flow: suck on sugar-free candy or chew sugar-free gum. Drink plenty of water to help keep your mouth moist. Brush with a fluoridetoothpaste, use a fluoride rinse, and visit your dentist regularly. Breathe through your nose, not your mouth, as much as possible. Use a room vaporizer to add moisture to the bedroom air. Use an over-the-counter artificial saliva substitute.
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