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Dr. Purnima

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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
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Dr. Purnima is a popular Dentist in Vile Parle West, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Jawline in Vile Parle West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Purnima on Lybrate.com.

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Dental Caries (Tooth Decay) - Know About Its Treatment

BDS, MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Noida
Dental Caries (Tooth Decay) - Know About Its Treatment

Sudden tooth pain is usually a sign of cavities or dental caries. This is the most common form of oral disease that affects people across the world. A cavity can affect a person at any age. Caries can be categorized under two headings: pit and fissure caries and surface caries. The former usually affect the horizontal planes of the molars and the back planes of the teeth in front. Surface caries are usually found at the joints between two teeth and the gum line.

Dental caries are formed over a period of time. The earlier they are addressed, the less the damage caused and the less painful it is. Bacteria is the root cause of this problem. This bacteria causes sugar in your food to turn into acid. When the acid and bacteria are combined together, it forms plaque. This plaque dissolves the minerals in the enamel coating of a tooth and creates pits. These get larger with time and gradually the softer dentin layer below the enamel also gets decayed. This is when the patient feels a toothache. If the tooth is not addressed at this stage, the roots of the tooth can also get decayed leading to the tooth needing to be extracted.

Dental caries usually have no symptoms until the damage is done. The only way to diagnose it in its early stages is by a dental examination. Hence, it is essential to schedule dental exams every six months. If you skipped a dental exam, a toothache or increased sensitivity to hot or cold food can be taken as a sign of a cavity.

The treatment for a cavity depends on the extent of the damage caused.

A filling is the most common form of treatment for a cavity. This involves the removal of decayed tooth material and the use of a material such as silver, gold, porcelain or composite resin to replace it.

Your dentist may also choose to fit a crown on the tooth. This is done is there is extensive tooth damage and only a limited tooth structure is left. As with a filling, the decayed part of the tooth is removed and a crown made of gold or porcelain is fitted over the tooth.

If the cavity reaches an advanced stage where the nerve within the tooth dies; your dentist may want to perform a root canal. This involves the removal of the inner part of the tooth along with all the pulp and nerve cells. A sealant is then filled into the emptied areas. 

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I have extra growth of gums on my teeth. How this growth can be reduced. Are there any medicines available.

BDS
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
I have extra growth of gums on my teeth. How this growth can be reduced. Are there any medicines available.
According to your age you must have history of bleeding from gums or bad breath or any history of systemic disease like diabetease b. P. If it is so rule out the proper cause of swelling or any bone loss in jawbone then will discuss about t/t till that you can go for warm salinegargles.
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Hello m 18 year old and from Mumbai. I have calculus formation on my few teeth. Do dentist Charge per tooth for cleaning or per sitting for calculus removal. And is it necessary to polish teeth after that scaling procedure. How much should I expect to pay for treatment in Mumbai suburbs?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hello m 18 year old and from Mumbai. I have calculus formation on my few teeth. Do dentist Charge per tooth for clean...
It does not charged like single tooth. It is usually charged as a full mouth cleaning and it mostly finished in single sitting. Cost varies from 2500. Polishing is not mandatory but can be done on patients preference.
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I had a ice cream but now I am feeling pain in my teeth not getting sleep by this.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I had a ice cream but now I am feeling pain in my teeth not getting sleep by this.
You must be having a decay in tooth or some part of tooth broken. consult a dentist near you for thorough check up and restoration of tooth, if it is not deep
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Doctorji, What happened I don't know, I am getting bad smell from my mouth after brushing. It is since two years, I am suffering with this and I am unable to speak others also due to this. I am using mouth wash also for good smell. But I could not. Kindly suggest right solution to avoid this problem

Oral Implantologist (New York University), Advanced Aesthetic Oral & Dental Surgeon. BDS (India)
Dentist, Mumbai
Bad breath can be due to bad oral hygiene. Please get oral prophylaxis done and use ask the dentist to demonstrate brushing technique for teeth, tongue, cheeks & gums.
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I am kuldeep, aged 23 yrs. I have piarrohea in my gums. I want a special treatment for this to overcome this disease always.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am kuldeep, aged 23 yrs. I have piarrohea in my gums. I want a special treatment for this to overcome this disease ...
Homoeopathic medicine---------------- echenesia 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 2 drops in 1 spoon fresh water 3 times daily------------------- b. C.-18 (dr reckeweg) chew 4 tabs every 4 hrly ------------------------- hekla lavatooth powder (wheezal) scrub teeth daily night-------------------------- tooth paste in morning with any tooth paste of your choice---------------------------- report after 1 months--------------------- take following precautions for your teeth------------------ 1. Drinks: coffee and red wine cause major damage to teeth. But other drinks with high acidity, such as soda, juices and even sports drinks can cause damage staining on the teeth because of its tannins and acidic nature wear away at the tooth enamel. These acidic drinks lowers the ph of teeth below 6 thus causing corrosive wear and tear of teeths. 2. Certain foods: all sweets, candies, popscicles, damage teeth due to its high sugar content. So avoid them as much as you can and if you eat do not forget to rinse your mouth with water immediately after finishing it--------------------------------------- 3. Every time you take meals or eat something make sure to rinse your mouth with water and with homoeopathic rinseout gargles (sbl) after every meals---------------------------------- 4. Use any brand paste for brushing teeth in morning but never forget to scrub teeth with hekla lavatooth powder (wheezal) at night just before sleep.------------------------------------- 5. If possible start a habit of chewing neem stick (datuun) in the morning as it not anly scrubs our teeth but its juice acts as a good antiseptic and antibiotic to destroy the harmful bacterias stuck in out teeth cavities and inbetween teeth.
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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Replace your missing teeth as soon as possible to ward off further loss of tooth

Hello doctor I am 30 years old I eat in cold like ice cream my teeth in painting what I do now please tell me.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hello doctor I am 30 years old I eat in cold like ice cream my teeth in painting what I do now please tell me.
Consult to Dr. For any cavity or some enamel loss is there. If cavity present restore it and enamel loss is there apply sensitivity paste on it. It will take 15 -20 days to recover.
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I am getting mouth ulcers oftenly for even a small injuries during brushing the teeth and also on tongue while intaking the hot tea. Is that a internal health problem, what is the remedy for that?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am getting mouth ulcers oftenly for even a small injuries during brushing the teeth and also on tongue while intaki...
Hi Hitler . Apparently you are having weak or swollen gums Proper oral hygiene along with a vitamin C tablet daily for 3months should solve the problem.
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My teeth has become red as I was having pan masala now I want to make it white how can i?

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
My teeth has become red as I was having pan masala now I want to make it white how can i?
red color is due to stains present on your teeth. You need to get it removed either by brushing with a good whitening paste or professionally by a dentist.
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