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Old 12th December 2008, 00:36   #16
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Very nice thread! Thank you so much,Doc!
My question: I have severe gingivitis in the central incisors, and this has been the case for a long long time.
Are there any home remedies to help easen the problem? Once in a while, I use a tooth powder and massage my gums, but its not really changed that much. Frankly, I have a fairly stressful lifestyle and sleep is something I rarely get. Are these factors repsonsible for the problem, apart from the fact that my gums aren't in the best of state?
A visit to the dentist is long overdue, and hopefully I'll get to see one by the end of the month.
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My area of specialisation is psychiatry guys!!anyone interested for a free consult??
From someone who tried to fit aftermarket rims onto a Palio which already had OE alloys? Twice!

You cant be serious!
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Very nice thread! Thank you so much,Doc!
My question: I have severe gingivitis in the central incisors, and this has been the case for a long long time.
Are there any home remedies to help easen the problem? Once in a while, I use a tooth powder and massage my gums, but its not really changed that much. Frankly, I have a fairly stressful lifestyle and sleep is something I rarely get. Are these factors repsonsible for the problem, apart from the fact that my gums aren't in the best of state?
A visit to the dentist is long overdue, and hopefully I'll get to see one by the end of the month.
Stop your tooth powder and gum massaging immediately. Contrary to popular belief, massaging of the gums causes more problems than solving them. Every time you eat food, your gums get massaged, no need to do anymore.

Yes, stress is a major factor for gingival (gum) disease.

At home: use a chlorhexidine based mouthwash. (10ml if it is 0.2% or 20ml if it is 0.12% strong). Periogard is the best. Undiluted. One hour after brushing (important). rinse for 30seconds with mouthwash. No water and food for an hour after. two times a day. you will see results in a week.

And please get your scaling done.

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Old 12th December 2008, 08:40   #19
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From someone who tried to fit aftermarket rims onto a Palio which already had OE alloys? Twice!

You cant be serious!
Not twice steer,just once!!was shy for a second time round,ha ha!!!

Yeah that particular modification really taught me few lessons about modding a palio!!
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Really excellent thread. I appreciate your initiative. I guess this may be only on the forum since it would be easy for the patients & Doctors, but still, if I can suggest these...

It would be good to see volunteers like this and to visit nearby villages. Villages does not mean any remote one in far places. Even around Bangalore, there are so many. When we go out for OTRs, we see many remote villages just 40-50KMs away, and I am sure our OTR heros will accept how good the sitauation over there. Probably we can select some for one in 3 months or depending on avaialblity.

Any doctors ready? Ok, I am ready. I am not a Dr. but can carry your bag as shown in movies. hehehe
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Really excellent thread. I appreciate your initiative. I guess this may be only on the forum since it would be easy for the patients & Doctors, but still, if I can suggest these...

It would be good to see volunteers like this and to visit nearby villages. Villages does not mean any remote one in far places. Even around Bangalore, there are so many. When we go out for OTRs, we see many remote villages just 40-50KMs away, and I am sure our OTR heros will accept how good the sitauation over there. Probably we can select some for one in 3 months or depending on avaialblity.

Any doctors ready? Ok, I am ready. I am not a Dr. but can carry your bag as shown in movies. hehehe
Thanks. Been doing camps since a longtime... but i can do more...

You'll have to carry my dental chair though!!!
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Stop your tooth powder and gum massaging immediately. Contrary to popular belief, massaging of the gums causes more problems than solving them. Every time you eat food, your gums get massaged, no need to do anymore.
Whenever I have consulted dentists regarding gum bleeding, advice given was to massage gums using Stolin.

Is it Ok if the gums bleed occassionally during brushing? And flossing?
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Whenever I have consulted dentists regarding gum bleeding, advice given was to massage gums using Stolin.

Is it Ok if the gums bleed occassionally during brushing? And flossing?
That's the biggest mistake dentists in India are making. I'm a periodontist (gum specialist) and take it from me in writing that gum massaging is not good. In fact, our association wants to ban stolin, gumex, G32 and other such gum massage ointments.

These products give temporary relief from bleeding gums but don't treat the cause. So patient gets a false sense of well being and doesn't go to the dentist until the condition becomes too bad. The patient will also advice his friends use XYZ product, it stopped my bleeding and no need to go to the dentist. So the cycle continues! It's like taking a crocin/metacin for high fever without taking antibiotics. It will give relief from symptoms but not kill the bacteria.

The most effective cure for bleeding is scaling.

Yes, let your gums bleed during brushing and flossing, it's hardly a few ml anyways. It'l gradually stop. BUt DO NOT stop brushing out of fear.

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We have a dentist, psyciatrist already here. And must say that I have got to know a about dental aspects from just the few of the posts above.

Thanks Tejas for this thread and your posts. Really helpful.
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My area of specialisation is psychiatry guys!!anyone interested for a free consult??confidentiality will be strictly maintained
I would like to know more about Chronic Epilepsy!!
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I shall try to invite Physician M.D and Cardiologist here,will contact both during this weekend.
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We have a dentist, psyciatrist already here. And must say that I have got to know a about dental aspects from just the few of the posts above.

Thanks Tejas for this thread and your posts. Really helpful.
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I would like to know more about Chronic Epilepsy!!
that's for a neurologist.
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i believe the initial stages are first been consulted with a psychiatrist, then a neurologist is consulted for more opinions, correct me if i am wrong
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Is scaling a painful process ?

Will it make my teeth weak ?
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This is an excellent thread, I am getting to know a lot of things about teeth.

This will be one of those very very long non auto threads!! Thanks Tejas.
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