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Dark stains on the teeth - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   good eve
Doctor :   Good evening
User :   Regd. Dental checkup
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I have noticed a black spot on the outer side of one of the teeth / molars
User :   I have never had any dental checkup before
User :   and I think I am concerned now
Doctor :   Do you chew tobacco or smoke?
User :   Kindly suggest what precautions should I take / preventive medicine / etc
User :   I smoke
Doctor :   Do you brush twice a day?
User :   yes
Doctor :   What is your age?
Doctor :   Since you have not had a dental check up which is important once a year, I suggest you need one immediately.
User :   32 years
Doctor :   Now coming to the dark spot, it could be a nicotine stain or a carious tooth
User :   no it pains (very gentle pain though) when I touch it with finger/toungue
User :   it seems its a drilling small gap
Doctor :   Ok it is a carious tooth
User :   so
User :   till I go and visit a doctor
User :   can u suggest some remedy
Doctor :   If it pains, just put a pinch of salt
Doctor :   over the area
User :   I think I will be able to visit the doc only during next weekend - Also, can u suggest some doctor and how much will it cost?
Doctor :   which will kill the bacteria temporarily
Doctor :   First you need a normal dental check up
User :   AS I have never visited a doctor for last 25 years
Doctor :   After seeing the condition of the tooth
Doctor :   he can suggest what to be done
Doctor :   The dental consult usually cost 150 Rs
Doctor :   and if you need any specific procedure
Doctor :   then it costs extra
Doctor :   Let you meet the doctor first and let me know what is the advice
Doctor :   One of our customer care team shall call you and get it done for you
User :   many thanks Doctor
User :   no
User :   very far
Doctor :   Ok let the customer care call you and take it further
Doctor :   Do you have any other queries
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now
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