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Dr. Sanjiv Naik

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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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I use Colgate mouthwash, do I need to rinse my mouth with water after that as we do in toothpaste or can I directly eat after 20 min?

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I use Colgate mouthwash, do I need to rinse my mouth with water after that as we do in toothpaste or can I directly e...
you need not wash with water....if you feel the taste very strong you can dilute and use the mouth wash or rinse your mouth with water....if you are using it on a daily basis...kindly give a break of a week every month....
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How to stop a toothache instantly?

Dentist, Udaipur
How to stop a toothache instantly?

What are some simple ways to get rid of a toothache fast?

A) before knowing about the remedies for relieving toothache, let us first understand the reasons for a toothache. Knowing the causes can help us prevent it.

Causes

Generally, toothache is a result of inflammation of the soft, central part of the tooth. The most common cause is cavities (tooth decay). Other causes include infection at the root of the tooth, chipped or broken teeth, damaged fillings, infected gums

Prevention

Since most toothaches are the result of tooth decay, following good oral hygiene practices can prevent toothaches. Follow these simple steps:

-brush twice daily with a fluoride-containing toothpaste
-floss once daily
-rinse once or twice a day with an antiseptic mouthwash
-consult your dentist twice a year for professional cleaning
-eat foods low in sugar

Natural ways to relieve a toothache

Popping painkillers and other drugs frequently to relieve pain is not always the best idea. They come with their own set of side effects and should be avoided whenever possible. You may try these simple, safe and effective remedies to help you relieve a toothache instantly and naturally:

1. Salt and pepper

Salt mixed with pepper can be of great use as both the ingredients have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties:
-mix equal amounts of pepper and common salt with a few drops of water to form a paste
-apply the paste directly on the affected tooth and allow it to sit for a few minutes

-repeat 2-3 times in a day

2. Garlic

Garlic has antibiotic and other medicinal properties that can be very effective in reducing the pain:
-mix a crushed garlic clove with some table salt or black salt and apply it directly on the affected tooth to alleviate the pain
-you can also chew one or two cloves of garlic to get relief

More: have garlic & 6 more foods for a healthy heart

3. Cloves

Cloves have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and anesthetic properties that help alleviate tooth pain and fight infection:
-grind two whole cloves. Mix in a little olive oil or any vegetable oil and apply on the affected tooth
-another option is to dab a cotton ball in clove oil and rub it directly on the sore tooth
-you may also mix a few drops of clove oil in half a glass of water and use it as a mouth rinse

4. Saltwater

Saltwater cleanses the area around the tooth and draws out some of the fluid that causes swelling:
-stir a teaspoon of salt into a glass of warm water and rinse for up to 30 seconds before you spit it out
-repeat this treatment as often as needed

5. Tea bag

The tannic acid in tea helps to relieve gum infections:

-steep a tea bag in boiling water for a few minutes, then remove and allow to cool
-hold the cooled teabag around your gums for about 5 minutes

6. Ice

Ice helps numb the nerves and hence the toothache:

-place a small ice cube in a plastic bag, wrap a thin cloth around the bag, and apply it to the aching tooth for about 15 minutes
-alternatively, that ice pack can go on your cheek, over the painful tooth

Do remember,

These remedies may help with short term relief. Consult your doctor if your toothache lasts longer than 1 or 2 days, if it is severe, or if you have a fever, earache, or pain upon opening your mouth wide. Proper identification and treatment of dental infections is very important to prevent its spread to other parts of the face and skull.

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I am suffering from dental problem my teeth are not gud I think I am suffering from pairia so please give me a right suggestion.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am suffering from dental problem my teeth are not gud I think I am suffering from pairia so please give me a right ...
Dear, you really advised to consult a dentist first. Take homoeo medicine. @ kresot 200-6 pills. Thrice a day. @ calendula q10 drops, with 1/4 cup of water, rinse your mouth, twice. Take, care.
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BDS
Dentist, Bareilly
In the case of tooth brush, old is not gold. We need to change our tooth brushes every 3-4 months for appriopriate oral hygiene.
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Hello sir, I am 21 years old. From the last few months i am facing the bad breath problem. I tried many thing for getting rid from this but nothing works. I also do brush twice a day. Can you give me any advice what I should do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hello sir, I am 21 years old. From the last few months i am facing the bad breath problem. I tried many thing for get...
Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. Kindly consult a physician & dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. 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.
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I have acute pain in my tooth so which a following is better option a root canal or removal of tooth.

Dentist, Guwahati
I have acute pain in my tooth so which a following is better option a root canal or removal of tooth.
Acute pain in the tooth is due to pulp pathology or trauma in the tooth if you have history of biting foreign object. Rootcanal treatment is good provided it fulfil the criteria of doing the same. Otherwise extraction is last resort. Whatever treatment you need. First you should get relief of pain. Better consult a dental surgeon.
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BDS
Dentist, Surat
Besides having effect on our lungs, smoking or smokeless tobacco can also cause oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontis and tooth decay.

I am 27 years old, have jig jag type teeth, so I have decided to use brace's, will you please suggest me the cost, or what is the duration and pros and cons of braces.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I am 27 years old, have jig jag type teeth, so I have decided to use brace's, will you please suggest me the cost, or...
Hello Cost depends upon doctors and materials used. Your teeth will be aligned properly, face will appear better after treatment is the benefit. This will take time and money, visit to dental clinic and for sometime it will take time to adjust are cons. But in the end your teeth will be fine and your face will appear better when you will smile.
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My son 13 years old, bites his teeth making a sound most of the time. please tell the reason behind and suggest a remedy.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
My son 13 years old, bites his teeth making a sound most of the time. please tell the reason behind and suggest a rem...
Hello, This habit is called Bruxism. Habit of grinding teeth or clenching their jaw under stress. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. Take a deworming medicine. Also you may need a habit breaking appliance called soft splints to preserve your teeth from wearing off.
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I am having toung and mouth irritation I cant eat anything for last one week with night time fever.

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
Dear,what do you mean by tongue and mouth irritation. Is that ulcers you are talking about. If yes take be complex one daily and avoid spicy food and drink lot of water and use mouth wash every time you have the food.
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