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Overview

Dental Care: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Dental care is one of the most important parts of your health care regime but also the most ignored one. The health of your mouth, teeth and gums can affect your overall health. The mouth contains a lot of bacteria that may turn really harmful for the whole body without proper oral care. Tooth decay and gum disease are the most commonly faced problems. Medications like decongestants, antihistamines, painkillers, diuretics and antidepressants may be prescribed to heal these conditions. These medications reduce the saliva flow. You must make regular appointments with your dentist to keep your dental health in check.

How is the treatment done?

Take very good care of your teeth and gums. Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and a soft bristled tooth brush that fits your mouth perfectly. Do not be in a hurry to brush your teeth. Do it gently by aiming at the area where your teeth meet the gums. Remember to clean the outside and inside of your teeth along with your tongue. Rinse and clean your toothbrush after every use and let it dry well before using it again. Keep it at a distance from other toothbrushes. Do not store it in a closed container to avoid the growth of bacteria, mold and yeast. After every three to four months, buy a new tooth brush or replace the head of your electric tooth brush. Do not forget to floss while brushing your teeth. Break off about 18 inches of dental floss; wind most of it around the middle finger of one hand and the rest around the middle finger of the other hand. Move the floss gently through the middle of your teeth. Rub the side of the every tooth one by one in a to and fro motion.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Everybody must follow this simple dental care routine, whether or not you are suffering from any dental problem. You should always consult a doctor as soon as you face any difficulty in your teeth or gums. Do not avoid the minor pains.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Everybody must take good care of their oral health. Make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients of your toothpaste.

Are there any side effects?

There are no side effects to dental care routine.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Keep following a proper dental care routine to protect yourself from several diseases.

How long does it take to recover?

Recovery from any problem through a self dental care routine will depend on the kind and severity of your problem.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The price of tooth brush may be between ₹10 - ₹50. Tooth paste may cost you ₹50 - ₹200 per 100gm. Dental floss may cost around ₹50 for 25m. One session of consultation with a dentist may cost you between ₹500 - ₹1500.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results of a good dental care routine are permanent if it is followed religiously throughout your life.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

There are no alternatives to a good dental care routine.

Safety: Treatment Effectiveness: Medium Timeliness: Medium Relative Risk: Medium Side Effects: Medium Time For Recovery: Medium Price Range:

Rs 500 to Rs 1500.

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Kind of toothbrush to be used by adults:

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Popular Questions & Answers

I am having mouth opening problem. I had habit of chewing tobacco with Caco3. I left the habit 25 years back. But the ailment still there. I had taken treatment with 4-5 ENTS. Presently l rub Myloxin D gel around ears & do mouth opening exercises as per Dr's advice. I am always afraid & anxious of oral cancer. Pl. Advice whether my problem will go or not?

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Most probably you have decreased mouth opening due to sub mucous fibrosis. We usually try to treat it conservatively with mouth opening exercises and Tab SM Fibro, which contains lycopene, for 6-12 months. If not working then we may consider surgery. Some people also try hyaluronic acid injection, but I don't have any experience with the same. If only submucosal fibrosis is present and no trismus is present, then surgery entails cutting the mucosa and inserting nasolabial flaps. If trismus is present due to fibrosis of muscle, then coronoidectomy would be needed aswell.
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I have faced injuries in my teeth due to which my upper and lower gums become dark. What are the solutions to get pink gums?

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Consult a periodontist this can b ttd than though it's likely to b melanin pigment which is normal.

Hello, I have redness on the soft palate since yesterday I chew tobacco but also I maintain a very healthy oral hygiene I visit the dentists for regular scaling every six months why this redness and this increases as soon as I eat tobacco after that if I wash my mouth it appears very light no ulcer mouth opening is fine.

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If you are anticipating cancer then consult and take proper check up.. And keeping good oral hygiene will not prevent cancer... It is caused by chewing tobacco.. not because of bad hygiene...

I use to eat tobacco with pan masala and now a days my mouth is not opening properly hardly 2 fingers enters in it. Please help.

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Dentist,
I think you r suffering from osmf so first of all quit that habbit after that take multivitamins for atleast 1 month and do proper exercise for opening your mouth.

Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Dental Health Care
Hello, I am Dr Rukmani Lalit and I am a dentist, practising since last 8 years. I am doing dentistry as my health job. Just to explain you few things about your health care and dental health care.

Nowadays people are very much interested in dental care, dental accessories, dental aesthetics cosmetics. By the basic thing is the cleaning of the oral cavity, the health of the oral cavity and the cleanliness. I just want to share the Dental cleanliness or the oral health cleanliness.

First thing is that how to do the brushing properly?

The teeth should be clean and clear. And not only it should be the brushing of teeth but also continues with the flossing of the teeth.

Do you all believe in the brushing of teeth after the meal?

It is not necessary to brush your teeth but you have to follow some flossing procedures. Brushing will help in teeth cleaning in the maximum aesthetic areas. But dirt collects in between the teeth as well which can be cleaned with the help of flossing. By the help of flossing you are not removing the plague, but also you can target those areas which might have been with the food stocks and get it cleaned.

When you floss, you are not only protecting your teeth but also self-guarding your gums. It is the cause of the development of the healthy tissues that loose the tooth. It may lead to Periodontal disease like Gingivitis, peritonitis. You may tatter away from the gums and keep the teeth healthy. It is a more appropriate reason for the healthy gums and the healthy teeth.

The second version of such case is when the plaque stays on the teeth for more than 24 hours, it can cause decay of the tooth enamel surface. It will cause decay of Dentinal tubules. It will cause soft tissue involvement which will lead to inflammation of your teeth. Actually, it is the main purpose to remove the plaque and the tartar, present in your oral cavity which should be clean and clear. It will increase your health, your oral health as well as your systematic health.

For further information or the consultation, you can contact me through Lybrate.

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General Dentistry
Information about everyday dental care

Hello people I am Dr Sahil Singh. Dentist practicing in DLF Phase 4 Gurgaon and today I am here because of lybrate I am here to talk something about dentistry.

Dentistry is usually related only to teeth orgams or I should say it's more about Crown, bridges cleaning. But there is another part of dentistry. Actually dental health or oral health is equal to overall health. Its like your overall health is directly related to dental or your dental health is a reflection of your general health or overall health. Secondly dentistry is way to related to stress. Nowadays the walking schedules, the working conditions lack of time, lack of exercise. So it all give rise to, it's very common problems whatever common word which you must have heard that is stress. And stress can give rise to n number of problems what diseases and yes stress is a Lifestyle problem also.

A dentist can easily tell a person that how stress is affecting his dietary schedules or his dietary habits, his overall health, his General Health condition of the teeth, condition of the gums, anything. For example, if a person is in stress so he will start clenching his teeth we will start grinding his teeth or he will start biting the nails or he will smoke a lot or he will drink a lot or he will not take care of his gums et cetera et cetera. Maybe he will like depend on of junk food a lot. So all these things yes it will deteriorates your oral health plus it will deteriorates your general health also. Because of all these habits any person can develop any kind of disease in the body be it mental be it physical be it any disease. So your oral health is the reflection of the general health.

Nowadays people are just mad about few things that is smoking that is alcohol it seems to be a Lifestyle it seems to be a status symbol but they just forget how these things will affect their normal life their General Health and as a dentist it is easy very much easy for a dentist to understand what a person is going through. If he will clench or grind his teeth yes we can see attrition in his teeth. Nothing is more like to drink acidic drink is like cold drinks or acidic food so we will see erosion in his teeth. Is he an distress or depression he is not taking care of his teeth virgin till cleanliness so we will see plaque calculus or whatever anything or any deposits in the teeth so General Health and oral health are directly related to each other.

Supposedly diabetes let's talk about diabetes. Diabetes its everybody know diabetes is a disease which kind of deteriorates the whole system of the body, whole metabolism of the body. Diabetes yes it affects major part of the mouth that is gums. Gums are declared gums are degenerated where will teeth stay?

A dentist is very much is much able to understand to make out that your sugar level is high and according to the studies it is very much related to the sugar of the body. If The mouth is clean and the gums are clean if there is like no word of any plaque or calculus the sugar level of body also goes down. Thirdly if you have a lot of deposits if you diabetic so there are a lot world chances of developing endocarditis that is a problem of the heart. Good night have a heart attack because you did not keep your mouth clean or you did not go for professional cleaning of the teeth. So dentist is not just about teeth and gums. Dentist is like a dentistry is about taking care of overall health of the body through your mouth.

Thank you very much and you can find me, you can consult me further, you can come for your treatment throught the Lybrate.
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