Ask a Question [si-contact-form form=’1′] Comments « Older Comments Karen January 6, 2012 Please I need help with denture wearing. I have spoken to everyone about this, and read everything I can still no luck. I am 36 years of age I have been wearing full dentures (top, bottom) for roughly 4 years do to Periodontal disease. From the beginning I have had so much saliva my teeth fall from the top, and float up from the bottom. Then I start gagging, and have no choice but to take them out. I have tried gluing them in, and it makes hurling from saliva so much easier. So I dont have to worry about spitting them out. I have had 3 different sets made all the same. I have been told I just have to get used to wearing them from 4 different dentist. I can not afford to have another set made. I need help. I was told about implants but they back that up with my gum ridge is so small and may not be able to get them. Please do you have any opinions to take to my dentist to try. I was also told soft liners maybe an option. I had soft liners when I started wearing dentures and it got way to expensive. Now I dont know where to turn for help. Varun January 6, 2012 Hi KAren, sorry to hear your plight from the past few years due to dentures. There are many reasons for Hyper salivation and having a denture is one of the min ones as the body feels the Denture to be foreign body and as a response leads to Hypersalivation. There are certain drugs which have been used in such cases to decrease saliva production – There is a certain class of drugs – Antimuscarinic agents which reduce saliva secretions such as – Amitriptyline, benzatropine, atropine, trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride, hyoscine hydrobromide (Note: These drugs should be taken under Doctor supervision only. Other medications such as Beta -Blockers can help in decreasing Saliva production. Botulinum Toxin A is also known to decrease saliva production on injecting the solution into the Salivary Glands. Other medications such as 1% atropine solution sublingually twice daily has also helped in decreasing sublingual glands hypersalivation. These drugs help in decreasing the amount of saliva being produced and can solve your problem. B K CHAKRAVARTHI January 6, 2012 Hi sir, This is kalyanchakravarthi, i have 35day old baby boy his have teeths sir, this is possible in this age and any problem with is …pls give ur suggestions sir Varun January 6, 2012 There are two types of Teeth at this age – Natal Teeth: teeth which are present from birth and the other one is Neonatal Teeth: Teeth which erupt within 30 days of birth. Most commonly these teeth tend to make it difficult for feeding the baby and might lead to ulcers. If that is the case it is better to get them removed. If there is no problem to the baby and the mother while feeding in some cases we can leave them as they are. mohamed January 6, 2012 Hi, I am international Medical Graduate from Egypt, we study basic science then medical science continuously . we don’t have separate degrees for PreMed or Biology degree , however I have transcription letter of subjects I studied (anatomy, physiology, Medicine , surgery etc..). I want to shift career and study dentistry in USA, My question is how can I apply to Schools without ” premed ” degree. thanks Joe January 6, 2012 Hi, I am enquiring about this on behalf of Mrs. She is a green card holder and lives in Chicago. She completed her BDS ( Bachelor of Dental Study) from India and is planning on doing DDS from the US. I browsed through a few websites and found that the average fees for residents are around $80,000 per year. That’s such a ridiculous amount. Is that a ballpark figure for the fees? Would you be able to recommend any institution in and around Chicago that we could look into? Would you have any website suggestions that I can read about the advantages of the course and in which countries they are valid? Cheers Varun January 6, 2012 Yeah that is an insane amount and after passing out, we can earn the same amount. Most colleges are similar in fees structure if not more that what you have mentioned. Here is a list of Dental Schools and their fees year wise which I have compiled – https://www.juniordentist.com/cheapest-dental-schools-in-usa-for-dds.html GG January 6, 2012 Hi. I am a dental student and would like to know what is the most appropriate management if the base plate is loose when doing MMR? Varun January 6, 2012 Do you mean to say that there is no retention of the baseplate while MMR ? Marwa Ibrahim saad January 6, 2012 How we treat patients with arrested caries ? Varun January 6, 2012 IT depends on the position of Caries, if it is in dentin close to the Pulp chamber you can leave it with a base on top and go ahead with the restoration. If it is in sound Enamel or dentin removing it completely is recommended. Balaji sonnepalli January 6, 2012 What are the indications for occlusive bevel Varun January 6, 2012 It is given to provide sufficient bulk of the material in the Occlusal contact point to bear the Occlusal forces. It is given in the junction of Occlusal 1/3rd and Pulpal 2/3rd of the tooth preparation. devi January 6, 2012 can u please explain about papilla preservation flap and pouch & tunnel technique in periodontics? Varun January 6, 2012 An Oblique /incision is given in the defected papilla (central incisor) starting from the gingival margin of mesio-buccal line angle of lateral incisor. The Blade is kept parallel to the long axis of the tooth and reaches the midpoint of the distal surface of the central incisor just below the contact point. The First oblique incision then is extended intrasulcularly on the buccal aspect of the lateral and central incisors extending until the adjacent papillae and a buccal full-thickness flap is elevated to expose 2 to 3 mm of bone. The defected papilla should be in place and not deflected. At Buccolingual horizontal incision at the base of the papilla is as close as possible to the interproximal bone crest. Make sure that there is no lingual or palatal perforation. The intrabony defect is exposed after debridement. Now the membrane is positioned to cover the defect and 2-3mm of remaining bone and it is secured in position using support from the adjacent tooth by giving a Horizontal mattress suture from the base of the keratinized tissue at the midbuccal side of the central incisor at a similar position to the palatal flap. This suture is placed to prevent collapse into the defect as it causes no direct compression of the midportion of the membrane. maysoon bannar January 6, 2012 hi, explain the biologic form for cavity preparation? Varun January 6, 2012 There are Biologic Principles of Cavity preparation such as 1) Protection of Pulp, 2) Prevention of Caries Recurrence, 3) Asceptic procedures. Suraj Pratap January 6, 2012 My one teeth is halfly broken . Am I eligible for ssb medical Varun January 6, 2012 Yes, you are eligible, but if it is just a small fracture you can get it fixed with a Composite restoration before going for the exam. Dr Ameer January 6, 2012 What doing to treat the malposed buccally canine in the upper 3|3 With removable orthodontics appliance Noting: ther are retained deciduous canine c|c Suraj January 6, 2012 A 47 years old man came in OPD with a swelling over angle of jaw with progressively increasing in size over last few months with a discharging sinus with low grade fever,he had a history of extraction of carious tooth 5 month back.What is the probable clinical diagnosis of infected etiology,and how we reach the final diagnosis ,and the microorganism responsible for it? Varun January 6, 2012 Getting a Histological examination and a CBCT can give a clear picture on the source of the infection. MinXin January 6, 2012 Hey, I’m from London and I’m about to get braces in 3 months time. I wear retainers which help to widen my jaw in order for braces. I’ve had for a year I think. I’m really worried about getting braces by watching videos of people being put in braces. My cousins tell me it hurt at first but after a while it doesn’t. I have a special tool which help me expand my retainers every 5 days. Im really excited about my braces and am a bit nervous as i said. Any ways enough of me , I have a question about my brother. Hes five years old and his bottom 2 front teeth are twisted. Do you have any recommendations on what to do? He hasnt been to the dentists before and i dont think he will. Varun January 6, 2012 What you heard about Braces being a bit painful in the beginning and the pain being considerably lower is true. As for what you are using I guess are called Expanders, which help in expanding a narrow arch. At 5 years of Age, does your brother have Milk teeth or are they Permanent teeth which are twisted? sidney schwartz January 6, 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org What is the general cost of direct pulp capping? Varun January 6, 2012 The prices are different based on your location, which country are you from ? sharan January 6, 2012 why is stippling of gingiva not seen in infants upto 5years of age and also in older individuals? Varun January 6, 2012 Stippling is not seen in Infants and children upto 5 yrs because the gingiva, alveolar bone, etc tends to keep growing which does not allow stippling. As for older individuals, it depends on how healthy their gums are. If maintained well we can see stippling upto any age. ARPIT YADAV January 6, 2012 Will i get 14 points if my one lower inscisor teeth is broken and didn’t grown again. email@example.com January 6, 2012 how do we write the prescription for a mouth wash ? Varun January 6, 2012 Mouthwash: Clohex ADS or Rexidine Plus (for Example) BID or OD Janhavi Saxena January 6, 2012 Hello sir, I’m currently in process preparing for my US examinations for DDS. I am also planning on getting shadowing experience in indian dental clinics. How many hours of shadowing hours in my home country India will look good on my profile? And how many hours per week should I be able to shadow in a clinic? Varun January 6, 2012 First of all, All the best and coming to the number of hours which will look good on your profile – There isn’t any particular number but the more you have the better it looks in general. I should not be saying this here, but you can get some additional hours on your recommendation if you know the clinic or Dr. As far as I know, they give more importance to Dental Shadowing of Dental Clinics in the US as compared to India. Naina Sharma January 6, 2012 Good evening doctor I need your reply please it is urgent ….?? I have tooth decay in my two molars in lower jaw if i implanted new teeth there before 1 year of ssb …. Will i be rejected for ssb ? Please answer as soon as possible. Varun January 6, 2012 If you just go for Fillings, there will not be any problem. Even if you go with Implants it will be fine and no issue in SSB points. « Older Comments Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name (required) Email (required) Website Notify me of new posts by email.