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My three and a half years daughter had problem in her tooth. The capping had to be done for the tooth. Doctor Nishant Gandhi is very good, polite and calm. Listens to the patients with patience and analyses the problem very quickly. Doctor did not prescribe any unnecessary test for the problem analysis.
Teething is one of the first rituals of life. Although newborns usually have no visible teeth, most baby teeth begin to appear generally about six months after birth. During the first few years of your child’s life, all 20 baby teeth will push through the gums and most children will have their full set of these teeth in place by age 3. A baby’s front four teeth usually erupt or push through the gums at about six months of age, although some children don’t have their first tooth until 12 or 14 months. As their teeth erupt, some babies may become fussy, sleepless and irritable, lose their appetite or drool more than usual. Diarrhea, rashes and a fever are not normal symptoms for a teething baby. If your infant has a fever or diarrhea while teething or continues to be cranky and uncomfortable, call your physician.
Doctors Response :
Each of the hormonal changes happening in your body are equally the biggest culprits in tooth and gum pain during pregnancy. From increased blood flow to hyperactive hormones, pregnancy takes its toll. The most common causes of sensitive teeth during pregnancy include:
· Hormones, pregnancy hormones can affect the way your body responds to bacteria, which can lead to periodontal infection and – you guessed it – sore teeth and gums.
· Increased blood flow. Your body is working overtime to support both you and your little one, which results in increased blood flow in the body. This increased blood flow can create sensitive, swollen gums that are tender to the touch. Hot and cold foods can therefore trigger that sensitivity, even if you've never experienced it before.
· Gum disease. Pregnant women are more susceptible to gum disease, which can also be a catalyst for preterm labor. Of course, bleeding, sore and infected gums can definitely lead to a sore mouth and plenty of discomfort.
How to Respond
Although pregnancy can limit some of the medicinal intervention often used to treat sore teeth and gums, with some extra care and attention, you can keep your smile healthy during your prenatal nine months. Maintaining all the great hygiene habits you've used up to this point will keep you healthy and pain-free, so don't forget to give your mouth a little TLC, too. Here are four things you can do for your sensitive teeth during pregnancy:
1. Choose a soft-bristled brush. Sensitive teeth require a sensitive touch,cleans between and around teeth both thoroughly and gently to reduce soreness and bleeding gums into the future.
2. Take note of the foods that trigger sensitivity. Have you experienced a toothache while drinking tea? Do you find that ice cream puts you in pain? It's best to avoid these "trigger foods." In most cases, according to the ADA, sensitivity in the gums goes away after pregnancy, so any subsequent tenderness in your teeth should subside as well, allowing you to indulge in hot and cold foods again in the near future.
3. Eat LESS sweets. Sugar feeds the bacteria in your mouth, which can lead to cavities and soreness. If possible, reduce the amount of sweets you're consuming. If you must indulge, have a treat and then follow up by brushing to remove this fresh debris from your mouth.
4. See your dentist. Don't use pregnancy as an excuse to avoid your regular checkup, which keeps your smile healthy even when you're expecting. Just make sure to remind your dentist that you are pregnant, so proper precautions can be taken (like forgoing certain types of x-rays).
It's true that pregnancy means a period of change, especially for your body. But you don't need to endure oral discomfort. Talk to your OB/GYN for safe pain medication suggestions and to ensure that your sensitive teeth don't make for an unpleasant nine months. With consistent professional guidance and personal care, you'll be able to enjoy your pregnancy without worrying about the dental side-effects.
Renuka Jain, Powai
Hi Doctor, I am in my 1st trimester of pregnancy. I had no dental issues ever before. But suddenly I have notice some problems happening to me unexpectedly such as gum swelling, bleeding from the gums, sensitivity in tooth. I have never had this before and I wonder if my pregnancy has any connection with these problems and how can I resolve this without much medication to avoid any adverse effect on my foetus.
Doctors Response :
With pregnancy, discomfort comes with the territory. Your body is changing, so a sore back or trouble getting comfortable is par for the course. But while you're piling up pillows to help you sleep at night, you might notice another source of pregnancy discomfort: Your teeth. Sensitive teeth during pregnancy can happen to expecting mothers, and knowing that other pregnant women suffer from the same symptoms might be somewhat comforting.
Nonetheless, here's what may be causing your sore teeth and gums, and how to deal with the pain safely:
Be sure to take care of your teeth and gums between regular dental visits. Plaque is always forming on your teeth, but you can manage it by brushing and flossing regularly. Here are some tips for good oral care at home.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Be sure to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
Use a mouthwash to help control plaque bacteria. This will also help to keep your breath fresh.
Quick facts about a regular dental check up
Regular dental visits are important because they help to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
There are two parts to a regular dental visit:
- The check up
- The cleaning
During the dental check up, your dental professional will check your overall oral health for any trouble areas.
During the cleaning, your dental professional will remove any plaque and tartar buildup and may polish your teeth.
You should have a regular dental visit at least twice a year or as recommended by your dental professional.
Doctor's Response :
There are 2 parts to a regular dental visit – check up, or examination and the cleaning, or oral prophylaxis.
At the dental check up your dental professional will check for cavities. X-rays might be taken to detect cavities between your teeth. The check up will also include a clinical examination for plaque and tartar on your teeth. Plaque is a clear, sticky layer of bacteria. If it is not removed, it can harden to form a tartar. You cannot remove tartar with brushing and flossing. If plaque and tartar build up on your teeth, they can cause oral diseases.
Next, your gums will be checked. This will be done with a special tool to measure the depth of the pocket between your teeth and gums. With healthy gums, the pockets are shallow. When people have gum disease, the pockets may go deeper.
The check-up should also include a careful examination of your tongue, throat, face, head, and neck. This is to look for any signs of trouble - swelling, redness, or possible signs of oral cancer.
Your teeth will also be cleaned at your visit. Brushing and flossing help clean the plaque from your teeth, but you cannot remove tartar at home. During the cleaning, your dental professional will use special tools to remove tartar. This is called scaling
After your teeth are scaled, they may be polished. In most cases, a gritty paste is used for this. It helps to remove any surface stains on your teeth.The final step is flossing. Your dental professional will use floss to make sure the areas between your teeth are clean.
A regular dental check up is important because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. You should have a regular dental visit at least every 6 months or as recommended by your dental professional.
Doctors Response :
Noticing that your gums bleed when you brush or floss can be alarming. What are the possible causes of bleeding gums? There are different reasons that gums may start to bleed during brushing, some are temporary and some are of more concern. If you are worried about your oral health, then make an appointment with your dentist.
Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. Plaque on your teeth and at the gumline that is not cleaned by brushing and flossing can infect the gums and lead to the symptoms of gingivitis. In gingivitis , gums may be swollen, tender and sometimes bleed during brushing. This early stage of the disease responds well to good brushing and flossing habits and regular dental checkups.
Medications change this completely
The American Dental Association lists blood thinning medications as one of the possible causes of bleeding gums. These medications the blood's ability to clot, which can lead to easier bleeding. Let your dentist and doctor know about your experience and any medications you may be on.
New Flossing Routine
Changing your flossing routine can also lead to bleeding gums. For example, if you haven't remembered to floss in a few days or if you have begun to floss more frequently to help remove food and plaque from between your teeth, then you may notice some bleeding. This should clear up within a week.
Switching from a soft-bristled toothbrush to a firm brush may also result in gums that bleed. Try returning to a soft or medium-bristled brush and talk to your dentist about what toothbrush is right for you at your next appointment.
Some pregnant women experience swollen gums and bleeding during brushing. This is known as pregnancy gingivitis. Hormonal changes during pregnancy alter the body's response to the bacteria that causes gum disease. Generally symptoms should clear up after pregnancy. A dental checkup and regular brushing and flossing can help to prevent gum problems from becoming worse.
Bleeding gums can be a sign of gingivitis, which can develop into the more serious stages of gum disease. The best way to find out what is causing your gums to bleed is to see your dentist and dental hygienist.
My Kid has the habit of sucking a Pacifiers. Can this be harmful.
Infants and young children may suck on thumbs, other fingers or pacifiers. Pacifiers dipped in sugar, honey, juice or sweetened drinks, can lead to tooth decay.The Tooth can decay when cavity-causing bacteria pass through the saliva of a mother or caretaker mouth to the baby.
Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in all water sources, including oceans, rivers and lakes. Fluoride is also added to some community tap water, toothpastes and mouth rinses. Infants and toddlers who do not receive an adequate amount of fluoride may be at an increased risk for tooth decay since fluoride helps make tooth enamel more resistant to decay. It also helps repair weakened enamel. Bottled water may not contain fluoride; therefore, children who regularly drink bottled water or unfluoridated tap water may be missing the benefits of fluoride. If you are not sure if your tap water has fluoride, contact your local or state health department or water supplier.
Inspect for oral hygiene , cavities or other problems.
Let you know if your child is at a risk for developing the tooth decay.
Clean your child’s teeth and provide tips for daily care.
Discuss teething, pacifier use, or finger/thumbsucking habits.
Discuss treatment, if needed, and schedule the next check-up.
As soon as your child’s first tooth appears, it’s time to schedule a dental visit. The ADA recommends that the first dental visit take place within six months after the first tooth appears, but no later than a child’s first birthday. Don’t wait for them to start school or until there's an emergency. Get your child comfortable today with good mouth healthy habits.
Although the first visit is mainly for the dentist to examine your child’s 0ral hygiene & to check growth and development, it’s also about your child being comfortable. To make the visit positive:
- Consider making a morning appointment when children tend to be rested and cooperative.
- Keep any anxiety or concerns you have to yourself. Children can pick up on your emotions, so emphasize the positive.
- Never use a dental visit as a punishment or threat.
- Never bribe your child.
- Talk with your child about visiting the dentist.
Cleaning Your Child’s Teeth
- Doctor please advise on the right age to start brushing and the correct oral care to be taken.
- Doctor’s Response Cleaning Your Child’s Teeth
- Begin cleaning your baby’s mouth during the first few days after birth by wiping the gums with a clean, moist gauze pad or washcloth. As soon as teeth appear, decay can occur. A baby’s front four teeth usually push through the gums at about 6 months of age, although some children don’t have their first tooth until 12 or 14 months.
- Until you’re comfortable that your child can brush on his or her own, continue to brush your child's teeth twice a day with a infant toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. When your child has two teeth that touch, you should begin cleaning between their teeth daily.
- For children younger than 3 years, caregivers should begin brushing children’s teeth as soon as they begin to come into the mouth by using fluoride toothpaste in an amount no more than a smear or the size of a grain of rice. Brush teeth thoroughly twice per day (morning and night) or as directed by a dentist or physician. Supervise children’s brushing to ensure that they use the appropriate amount of toothpaste.
- For children 3 to 6 years of age, use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Brush teeth thoroughly twice per day (morning and night) or as directed by a dentist or physician. Supervise children’s brushing and remind them not to swallow the toothpaste.
Your child’s baby teeth are at risk for decay as soon as they first appear—which is typically around age 6 months. Tooth decay in infants and toddlers is often referred to as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. It most often occurs in the upper front teeth, but other teeth may also be affected. In some cases, infants and toddlers .the prognosis of the teeth is so poor that,at times they might need extraction.
The good news is that tooth decay is preventable! Most children have a full set of 20 baby teeth by the time they are 3-years-old. As your child grows, their jaws also grow, making room for their permanent teeth.
Doctors Response :
Types of braces
Lingual fixed braces, placed on the inner surface of the teeth, are just as effective in closing a gap as conventional labial braces and are out of sight even when smiling.
Conventional labial (exterior) fixed braces offer the best value. The choice depends on personal preference and budget, as they can all achieve similar results. Traditional metal versions are less obvious than they used to be, and available with changeable coloured elastics for children. Tooth-coloured ceramic braces can be paired with clear crystal brackets that are virtually invisible.
The Inman Aligner, a patented removable system, offers a quick, safe and great value solution for gently guiding front teeth into an ideal position. Removable clear braces – such as the Invisalign© – are becoming increasingly popular among adult patients seeking a discreet orthodontic treatment.
My kid has gap in his front two teeth. Its spoils his look. I think this is hereditary as my husband also has same problem. However, I want to rectify it for my kid forever. Please advice and please me with a suitable solution for my kid.
Filling an unsightly gap in your teeth – especially between the teeth – can make a huge difference to your overall appearance.
Gaps in your teeth can be due to unusual spacing between the teeth, having unusually small teeth, or because of missing teeth. There are a number of ways to correct this including orthodontic treatment with braces to aligne the teeth and close the gaps,or composites , or else porcelain veneers & crowns. Where there are large gaps because of missing teeth, then tooth replacement with dental implants or prosthesis is the solution of choice. An increasing number of adults and children choose to receive treatment to improve their smiles and align their teeth correctly. This not only optimises bite and functionality, but also facilitates easier brushing and flossing – helping you to keep your teeth healthy.
Doctor’s response: Brushing and flossing are ways to maintain your oral hygiene. Still, if you might feel like your smile is lacking some sparkle or is more yellow than it used to be, you’re not alone. If you are Thinking about teeth whitening? Get the facts first. Here are five of the most commonly asked questions about the process.
If you’re wondering how best to care for your sensitive teeth, the key is to incorporate good habits into your daily oral health routine. Follow these tips to help care for your sensitive teeth. Brush and floss regularly .Good oral hygiene can help prevent conditions that can lead to sensitivity, such as receding gums.
Don't brush too hard or too often Brushing overly aggressively or more frequently than your dentist recommends can contribute to gum recession and wear(abrasion) of your enamel. Over time, receding gums and enamel loss can lead to exposed dentine and tooth sensitivity.
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush. A soft-bristled toothbrush can help to reduce the effects of aggressive brushing and help to maintain your oral hygiene.
I have highly sensitive teeth. I frequently get tooth ache when I eat something very hard, sweet, even an ice cream in fact. Do I have to live with this problem life long or can this be resolved forever. Doctor please advice me as to why this is happening to me and how can I get rid of it.
Dentinal hypersensitivity, or tooth sensitivity, is a common dental problem. It’s a condition that can develop over time, as a result of common problems such as receding gums and enamel wear. Most sufferers are between 20 and 50 years old. Tooth sensitivity can start to happen when the softer, inner part of the tooth called ‘dentine’ gets exposed. Dentin is the calcified tissue of the & major component of tooth covered by enamel on the crown part & cementum on the root part & surrounds the entire pulp.
Thousands of microscopic tubular structures (called dentinal tubules) radiate from the centre of the tooth(pulp). Once the dentine is exposed, external stimulus (such as a cold drink) can stimulate the nerves inside the tooth, causing the characteristic short, sharp sensation of tooth sensitivity.
Only a dentist can diagnos & guide you about dentinal hypersensitivity. If you are experiencing any dental problems, always consult your dentist for advice. If you have dentinal hypersensitivity, you can help to minimise further exposure of the dentine, care for your sensitive teeth and relieve the symptoms by making some simple changes to your daily oral care routine and dietary habits.
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