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Dr. Sreelekha Patel

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. Sreelekha Patel Dentist, Mumbai
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Dr. Sreelekha Patel is an experienced Dentist in Borivali West, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Sreelekha Patel at Dental Renaissance in Borivali West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sreelekha Patel and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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All About Wisdom Teeth

MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
All About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are known to be the final molars to grow out and they complete the set of permanent teeth. They generally start to erupt during the late teens or in the beginning of twenties. 

In case of some people, there is a possibility that the wisdom teeth may never erupt, while others may even grow four and more wisdom teeth. 

Do all wisdom teeth create dental problems?
No, if a wisdom tooth has completely erupted through the gum and tissue, without actually harming the teeth next to it, it does not require to be extracted. But, this is only if the individual is able to clean and brush it thoroughly. The wisdom teeth should be properly examined and dental care is necessary to prevent any complications. 

When do wisdom teeth need extraction?
Proper oral care of the teeth will keep them healthy and clean. But there may arise a situation, in which the removal of the wisdom teeth is quite necessary:

1. In certain cases, the wisdom tooth may erupt at a weird angle, compromising the teeth next to it. This may make it difficult to clean the teeth thoroughly, thus resulting in the onset of bacterial growth and periodontal disease. In this case, the wisdom teeth should be removed as soon as possible. 

2. While the wisdom teeth grows out, it may happen that there is not enough space for it to grow properly. As a result the adjacent teeth may face pressure due to crowded teeth, leading to headaches, toothaches and jaw pain. It is best that the wisdom teeth is extracted in this situation.

3. In case a wisdom tooth develops a cavity, it should be extracted. 

4. An impacted wisdom tooth, that is, if it has only partially grown out of the tissue, should also be extracted before it can cause serious complications.

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I am going to school and for morning I have very less time so for how many minutes I should brush my teeth.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I am going to school and for morning I have very less time so for how many minutes I should brush my teeth.
everyone should brush twice a day for two minutes each time. use soft bristle brush and change it every 2 months
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There is a problem on teeth! I removed my one teeth and after all there is always pain in my next teeth! Why?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
There is a problem on teeth! I removed my one teeth and after all there is always pain in my next teeth! Why?
Hello, it could be because of sensitivity visit your dentist again and get it checked and if there is any cavity get it filled.
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I have a decayed tooth. I was not able to see half of my tooth the next day when I found that there was a cavity. If it can only be cured by root canal what is the cost and how many sittings must I come?

BDS
Dentist, Noida
I have a decayed tooth. I was not able to see half of my tooth the next day when I found that there was a cavity. If ...
First & foremost you need to get an x - ray from a good dentist to evaluate wheather you actually require an r. C. T. If required, these days it is best to get it done through a specialist who does rotary endodontics or rotary r. C. T. Results are excellent & requires around 2 sittings. Later on you may be requiring a crown over the tooth. But a proper diagnosis is a must. Good luck!
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MDS
Dentist, Nagpur
use soft/medium toothbrush for teeth cleaning twicw daily.
Rinse after every meal/snacks.
Smile designing/Teeth whitening treatment available .
Keep smiling alwayzzz...
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Hello Doctor, I am 22 years old, my problem is I am getting bad smell from my mouth. I am not able to talk with my friends freely due to this. Kindly suggest me a medicine for this. Thanking you.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hello Doctor,
I am 22 years old, my problem is I am getting bad smell from my mouth.
I am not able to talk with my fr...
Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. We need more investigations with clinical examination 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. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. 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. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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I filled deeper cavities in between 2 teeth. It is 100% sure that I will need root canal. If not then how can I prevent it?

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I filled deeper cavities in between 2 teeth. It is 100% sure that I will need root canal. If not then how can I preve...
Hi lybrate-user wn you knw pretty well that your two teeth will go for rootcanal only thing you can do is avoid eating hard foods on that side & wait for symptoms like sensitivity or pain & brush your teeth two times a day.
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There is a swelling in the jaws of my mouth and as well as my teeth is also paining.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
There is a swelling in the jaws of my mouth and as well as my teeth is also paining.
Homoeopathy has good treatment for your problem, without causing adverse effects. It requires study of your case and symptoms in detail. To start with, take homoeopathic medicine merc sol 30 daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 4 days.
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I am 24 years male, after cleaning my tongue with brush while i'm spiting out I will see blood coming out with saliva, is it a Major problem should I consult my family doctor please suggest me what I can I do.

BDS
Dentist, Ratia
I am 24 years male, after cleaning my tongue with brush while i'm spiting out I will see blood coming out with saliva...
Blood with saliva is mostly due to periodontitis. Dat is swelling and infection in your gums. So d treatment you need is scaling and curettage. Asap.
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I have cavities between two teeth. Whenever I chew something the hollow gets filled with the food. It pains while removing. Please advise me to fix this problem. Should I replace both the teeth?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have cavities between two teeth. Whenever I chew something the hollow gets filled with the food. It pains while rem...
No need to get teeth replaced. Visit nearby dentist. If cavities are not deep then the problem can be solved with just filling of cavities with tooth colored composite materials in both adjacent teeth mostly.
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I am 24 years old recently I got endoscopy checkup reports came I have Erosive Gastropathy I using medicines from since one month last few days from in morning times while splitting or in flum small light blood come out from my mouth light throat and chest pain any suggestion.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am giving you some health tips to avoid acidity 1. Take small frequent meal kindly take 5-6 small meal in whole day 2. Take 6-8 glass of water in a day 4. Moderate physical activity regularly 5. Avoid excessive tea, coffee, avoid food from outside, junk, fried, spicy fatty food 6. Do not postpone breakfast 7. Avoid excess citrus fruit 8. Avoid smoking and alcohol 9. Meditation consult if symptom persist.
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My left side lower premolar teeth was capped about a year back as its cavity was almost touching the nerve bed. The dentist instead to doing root canal suggested to just cap the teeth. Till now it was okay, but now I can feel some sensation in my gum when I bite anything hard with that teeth. It's not pain, but it does wordy me. What do you suggest? can they take off the cap, do a root canal and refix the cap?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
My left side lower premolar teeth was capped about a year back as its cavity was almost touching the nerve bed. The d...
Hi, you may have infection in periapical region. Rct is very important step when the pulp is exposed. You need to be investigated. Go to the dentist who did it. Get rct done. You need some antibiotic and anti inflammatory medications. You can consult me.
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My mouth got sore in the right cheek around wisdom teeth. It is really painful. The area is not red but white in colour. Been using ORASORE ointment. It gives short relief but the pain is back. Unable to eat properly. Its been a week already. Please help. I have pictures if you want to see.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
It's not the tt consult a maxillofacial surg the third molar if not in correct direction may have to be removed.
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I heard that root canal treatments causes side effects in long term. I see few cases reported in western countries which triggered cancer disease due to bad root canal.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I heard that root canal treatments causes side effects in long term. I see few cases reported in western countries wh...
root canal treatment don't give any cancerous problem only the problem if it is failed the teeth will be removed thats all it is a myth that it causes cancer so u can go for root canal no problem make sure treatment done properly that is mandatory
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My age is 32 i am getting tooth ache since last year diagnosed as peri odontitis gap in front teeth is increased can I under go clip method for reduction of space in teeth

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
The teeth with pain can be treated with rct and capping later on. The space between can be treated with all ceramic crown or veneers as well, for that you can consult me any time.
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Dental Implants - Understanding its Longevity

MDS - Periodontology and Oral Implantology, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Dental Implants -  Understanding its Longevity

Ever wondered how good it would be if a tooth lost can be placed back in place? That is just what the dental implant does. Unlike the dentures, which replace only the crown portion of the tooth, the implant replaces the crown and the root portion of the tooth.

What’s more the chances of decay are less and there is no fear of mobility.  The dental implant replaces the natural tooth to the maximum extent possible, both in terms of chewing efficiency and stability of the tooth. It can take almost as much pressure as the natural tooth, with hardly any restrictions on diet.

When properly fabricated, the dental implant can last a lifetime. However, this longevity depends on two sets of factors.  The first is the overall oral health of the patient and the second is the post-implant care.

Oral health:  Before deciding that a person is to go for an implant, the following are considered:

  1. The person should have very good jaw bone support: The titanium post that will be used as the root portion is placed into the gum ridge and unless the jaw bone is extremely healthy, it will not be able to support this. Also, the post will be in left in place to get integrated into the bone for about 4 to 6 months.  During this phase, the oral health should be maintained extremely well.

  2. Placement: The implant should be done by someone qualified to do an implant, not just by any dentist. Good fabrication of the implant is very essential for its longevity.

  3. Good oral hygiene measures: This is a prerequisite for choosing, if a person is a candidate for a dental implant. If the oral hygiene habits are doubtful, then it would not be worth investing the time, effort, and money on an implant.

  4. Post-implant insertion care: Once the post is absorbed into the bone and the crown has been placed, meticulous care should be taken to ensure there is no plaque formation in and around the implant. The gums have to be maintained healthy through regular brushing, flossing, interdental brushing and frequent mouth rinses. This will ensure the gums are healthy and can support the implant for years to come.  Regular visits to the dentist every 6 months and scaling in the dental office are also mandatory when you have an implant.

The overall health of the person also ensures success of implants.  Chronic uncontrolled conditions like heart disease, stress, diabetes, and smoking adversely affect the oral health and therefore the success of an implant. These are also associated with a greater risk of gum and periodontal disease.  Managing these optimally also adds to longevity of dental implants. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dentist.

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I am 18 years old my problem is teeth is very yellow so please advise to make teeth white. Please advise.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 18 years old my problem is teeth is very yellow so please advise to make teeth white. Please advise.
Cause of discoloration ? Smoking, coffee, tea, drugs, aging, staining food (wine, blueberry, etc) genetics. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with whitening (bleaching) procedures and / or artificial enamel filling. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Use Snowdent tooth paste for whitening until then. Apply SNOWDENT paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min .Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results. DENTAL TIPS: - Visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. 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. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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My ninth month old son has not yet started crawling. Nor he is teething. Is this normal. What shall I do for his proper development.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ranchi
My ninth month old son has not yet started crawling. Nor he is teething. Is this normal. What shall I do for his prop...
Nothing to worry for teething at present....teething vary from child to child.....it might take some more time....
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